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.
Our website is updated periodically, primarily in April for Summer activities, August for Fall activities, and December for Winter activities.
For the most current information, please refer to the Calendar tab.
For a Future to Be Possible: Facing Climate Change
This monthly series of events is focused on the unfolding crisis of climate disruption and the many issues related to it, including what we can do.
Potluck at 6:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16: Climate Change 101 Friday, Oct. 14: Special presentation by Kaia Svien Friday Nov. 11 and Dec. 16: Program to be announce.
No fee; register in advance by phone or email
Living Zen Series: A Special Year-Long Program of Study and Practice
In this year-long series of courses we will explore Zen approaches to meeting the challenge of human life. Each course will focus on one of the three questions that the ninth-century Chinese Zen monk Zuigan asked himself each day.