Special Events

All gatherings take place at Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center, ​652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis​, MN 55413, unless otherwise noted. If you are coming for the first time, please call the Center in advance to confirm our schedule at 612-781-7640.

Performance by Marc AndersonAdam Kuenzel

9:00 A.M. Sunday, October 15 at Compassionate Ocean

Master percussionist / Zen priest / spiritual nomad - Marc Anderson; weaves tapestries of image and emotion in his crafted solo performance called Dharma Songs. Taking up themes of life, love and longing he evokes impressionistic pictures of the human soul in a collage of poetry, music and insight.





Total Dynamic Living Annual Reunion

For all graduates of our Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness, we will be holding a reunion from 6:30-9:00 P.M. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at our Center in Minneapolis. The evening will include a body scan meditation, yoga, sitting, remarks by Joen and Michael, and time for refreshments and conversation. Fee: $10. Please register in advance. You may print and mail the registration form or register online.

Special Screenings of New Thich Nhat Hanh DocumentaryWalk With Me Poster

"Walk with Me: A Journey into Mindfulness" is a new featurelength documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh. The Still Water Sangha is hosting a special screening at the Oakdale Cinema at 7:30 P.M. Monday, Oct. 9, and the Blooming Heart Sangha is hosting a screening at the Lagoon Cinema on 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Tickets for these showings are sold-out. For possible future showings, go to https://gathr.us/films/walk-with-me.

For more information about the movie visit http://walkwithmefilm.com.





For a Future to be Possible

Facing Climate Change

Photo with this quote by Thich Nhat Hanh: Every one of us can do something to protect and care for ourPotluck at 6:00 P.M.
Presentation and Discussion at 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Fridays, Oct. 13, Dec. 15
Thursday, Nov. 16

Facilitated by Michael O'Neal

This is an ongoing series of events to help us become more aware, knowledgeable, and active in preserving the natural and social health of our world. It is one of the great challenges of our time to find a way of living that is truly sustainable and in harmony with our planet and with each other.

Each evening is a “stand-alone” event, so people can attend any that they wish. Most evenings will be a combination of sharing information and group dialogue. Winter sessions will focus on information from the Global Climate Summit in Paris, the developing scientific understanding of climate disruption, psychological barriers and supports, and actions we can take.

There are no fees, but sign up in advance by emailing the Center at admin@OceanDhar​ma.org, including whether you will be attending the potluck.

Also email if you would like to be added to the “For a Future” email list.

General Registration Information

Early registration is encouraged. You may print and mail the registration form or register online  (in the Program Fees section).  If this will be your first sangha retreat with Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center, please call the Center in advance. Partial participation in multi-day retreats is possible–please call to discuss.