The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening. The activities of the Center cultivate awareness of the essential beauty and dignity of life coming from full engagement with life-as-it-is.
The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is named after Jikai Dainin Katagiri Roshi, the root teacher of Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal. Jikai, Compassionate Ocean, refers to reality itself, which always holds us and bathes us with compassion. Even though we may not be aware of it, even though we may be experiencing a lot of suffering, still we are held in the great ocean of Buddha's compassion.
The Center offers programs in Zen practice and study as well as programs in mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
For a Future to Be Possible Event
Climate Change Teach-in
Friday, November 13, 7:00-9:00 pm
Total Dynamic Living-An Eight Week Program in Mindfulness and Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, January 19 - March 8
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, January 21 - March 10
Both classes include a one-day retreat on Saturday March 5.
Buddhist Studies Course: Mindfulness in Depth
Mindfulness of Dharma - The Hindrances
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, September 30 - November 18
Rohatsu: Buddha's Enlightenment Sesshin
Tues., Dec. 1, 7:00 P.M.–Tues., Dec. 8, 12:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Gatherings: 9:00 -11:15 A.M.
(The last Sunday gathering before the August break will be on July 26. Sunday gatherings will resume on Sept. 13.)
Friday Morning Gatherings: 9:30-11:00 A.M.
(No Friday gathering on June 19. The last Friday gathering before the August break will be on July 31. Friday gatherings will resume on Sept. 11.)
Wednesday morning, 7:00-8:45 A.M.
Thursday evenings, 7:30 P.M.-8:40 P.M.