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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, and some classes, will continue to be offered by Zoom as well. 

The following COVID-19 guidelines are in effect for people entering the Center:

  • Masking is optional. KN95 masks are available at the Center.

  • We encourage everyone attending in-person gatherings be fully vaccinated, including booster shots as recommended by the CDC.

  • Please do not visit if you’re feeling ill. 


Your cooperation with these guidelines 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.

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.

(in-person and Zoom)

  • Sunday, June 11, 9:00–11:15 A.M.

  • Sunday, July 2, 9:00–11:15 A.M.

Weekday Meditation

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

June and July

Thursday evenings: 7:30–9:00 P.M. (in-person and Zoom)
7:30 P.M. zazen (sitting), 8:10 walking, 8:20 zazen, 9:00 closing.

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