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Special Events

Untangling Karma: Book Event with Judith Ragir

Compassionate Ocean Zen Center
Sunday, October 30, 10:00–11:15 A.M.

Judith Ragir will visit Compassionate Ocean on Sunday, October 30 at 10:00 A.M., following our usual 9:00 A.M. sittings. Byakuren Judith Ragir is a Dharma teacher in the Zen lineage of Katagiri Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from Joen O’Neal. She was instrumental in founding the Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, where she was the Guiding Teacher for nine years and is currently Senior Dharma Teacher Emeritus. Judith will speak about some of the principles and themes of her new book, Untangling Karma; Intimate Zen Stories on Healing Trauma, interspersed with stories from the book of her personal journey of healing. Judith will be doing a book signing after the talk and copies will be available for purchase (courtesy of Subtext Books). To learn more about Judith and her book, visit


Open House during Open Casket

Compassionate Ocean Zen Center
Friday, November 4, 7:00–9:00 P.M.

Ope Caske

Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, located across the street from the Casket Arts building, is having an Open House on Friday, November 4 from 7:00–9:00 P.M.

You are invited to:

  • Tour the Zen Center

  • Learn about our programs

  • Meet our Guiding Teachers

  • Enjoy refreshments

  • Attend a short introductory presentation at 7:30 P.M.

Compassionate Ocean offers opportunities for meditation practice, weekly talks, and classes on Buddhist teachings. Four times a year we offer programs in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). We also conduct meditation retreats and introductory sessions, all in a welcoming place of peace in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. 

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