About The Everyday Zen Foundation

Mission

The Everyday Zen Foundation’s mission is to share the Zen attitude, spirit, and practice with the world. It is dedicated to listening to the world, to changing it and being changed by it.

Work

Everyday Zen's work involves many areas: traditional zen practice (talks, retreats, personal relationship); work with Jewish and Christian meditation, with the dying, with lawyers and conflict resolvers, with business, with poetry and literature. This work is accomplished through Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer's teaching and writing and traveling, as well as through the activities of the many supporters and practitioners of Everyday Zen, all of whom are engaging with spiritual practice in the world. Please see the Programs page for a full list of Everyday Zen programs and contact us if you have questions or to get involved.

Everyday Zen is a registered non-profit foundation that relies on donations to fund its work. For information on how to make a tax-exempt donation, please see the Donations page.

Website

The purpose of the Everyday Zen website is to provide teaching and information about Everyday Zen's many activities. The site includes Norman Fischer's blog, his essays and selections of poetry , Dharma talks by Norman and other Everyday Zen teachers in both transcribed text and audio formats, which are available for download by donation.

For more about Norman's work as a poet please see his separate poetry website, www.normanfischerpoetry.org

The site also includes writing and teaching by Everyday Zen teachers and friends. You can find information here about the Everday Zen schedule of local and international retreats and talks as well as contact information for Everyday Zen. There's also a study guide for students who want to deepen their Dharma studies. For more information about the website and about volunteering, please visit About This Website .

Everyday Zen Communities

For links to EDZ-affiliated sanghas, and the Bay Area Forums, please visit the Everyday Zen Communities subsite.