What is Zen? presented by Michael O’Neal

This talk will explore what is at the heart of Zen practice and study, including what it means to awaken in the midst of our busy, turbulent everyday lives.
Michael O’Neal is a Guiding Teacher of Compassionate Ocean Zen Center in northeast Minneapolis. He practiced and taught for many years at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and Hokyoji Zen Monastery under the guidance of Dainin Katagiri Roshi. He has also practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh in France and the United States, and completed a training for professionals with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which he has taught for over 20 years. He currently teaches and leads practice at Compassionate Ocean.