Teachers Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'NealJoen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal are the guiding teachers of the Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center. They practiced for many years with Dainin Katagiri Roshi at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and Hokyo-ji Zen Monastery. 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.

Joen was ordained as a Zen priest by Katagiri Roshi in 1980 and received Dharma transmission from him in 1989.

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Articles by Our Teachers

Entering the Waves of Life and Death

Turning Toward Our Frankenstein

River of Feelings

Being Upright

Reflecting on Letting Go

Kind Speech

Paradigm Shift

The Practice Within the Practice

Survival of the Kindest