Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen
By Norman Fischer
Edited by Cynthia Schrager
Available May 18, 2021
When You Greet Me I Bow spans the entirety of Norman Fischer's career and is the first collection of his writings on Buddhist philosophy and practice. Broken into four thematic sections, this book allows us to see the fascinating development of the mind and interests of a gifted writer and profoundly committed practitioner.
Everyday Zen Sangha Prayers
This collection of prayers is a record of our practice during this present moment of a pandemic affecting the entire world. It has been compiled by participants in our Fall 2020 Practice Period and is is dedicated and offered with love and gratitude to our teacher, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and to our 2020 Shuso, Boku Sei Dai Jo Christopher Dumbleton.
—Jaune Evans, November 25, 2020
This a rough time, especially for those of us living close to the edge economically. For those of us who can sustain an economic turndown for a while, it still isn't easy to be "sheltered in place.”
—Zoketsu Norman Fischer, March 24, 2020
The bodhisattva vow commits us to caring for everyone’s short term and long term physical and spiritual benefit. Having done our best to cultivate this vow, and to continue to practice to strengthen and extend it, we feel deeply connected to the dramatic events now taking place in the streets of our cities.
—Zoketsu Norman Fischer, June 2, 2020