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Joen O'Neal and Michael Genpo O’Neal are the Guiding Teachers of Compassionate Ocean Zen Center.


They practiced and taught for many years at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and Hokyoji Zen Monastery under the guidance of Dainin Katagiri Roshi. They have also practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh in France and the United States, and have completed a training for professionals with Jon Kabat-Zinn.


Both Joen and Michael are Zen priests and have received Dharma transmission.

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