Meditation & Gatherings


Compassionate Ocean Sangha (community) is a group practicing in the Buddhist mindfulness traditions of Soto Zen and Thich Nhat Hanh. Throughout the year we have weekly gatherings that include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and discussions, mindful movement, chanting and singing, and other spiritual practices. Dharma talks focus on aspects of Buddhist teaching and their application to everyday life.

Everyone is invited to participate. There are no prerequisites or fees; donations are welcome. 

We are open for in-person activities!


Sunday and weekday morning gatherings will continue to be offered by Zoom as well. 


The following guidelines will be in effect for people entering the Center:

•             Full COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) is strongly recommended.

•             Masks are required while inside the building.

•             Physical distancing will be practiced.

•             Please do not visit if you are feeling ill.


Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sunday Morning Gatherings: 9:00–11:15 A.M. (in-person and Zoom)
9:00 A.M. sitting, 9:25 walking, 9:35 sitting, 10:00 dharma talk and discussion,
11:15 ending.

*Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk gatherings will not be held during the month of August. Resumes Sept. 11!

Welcome Sessions for New People

Guided meditation instruction and a Dharma talk oriented to those newer to Compassionate Ocean or Zen will be presented at these Sunday morning programs. These welcome sessions provide extra orientation and are a great time to bring a friend to attend the Sunday morning program for the first time.

Fall Welcome Session dates TBA

Weekday Morning Meditation

Monday–Friday mornings: 7:00–8:15 A.M. (in-person and via Zoom)
7:00 A.M. zazen (sitting), 7:40 chanting, 8:15 ending.