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Year End Letter 2014

Dec 31, 2014

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December 3, 2014 Dear friends, I am writing to you as the year draws to a close, the days grow shorter, the light deeper and darker. Rain is falling today. Lately I have been…
"It is easy enough to practice generosity and kindness, not to speak act or think in ways that are harmful to and disrespectful of others. This is something I have been committed to for a long time and work on every day. But it is more difficult to kno… http://everydayzen.org/blog/year-end-letter-2014/


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on stories

Dec 22, 2014

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I’ve been thinking about stories in the light of koans, zen stories. Come to think of it, in zen the main literature is stories, certain kinds of stories. Koan stories are suppos…
"When you study a koan you make it your own, see it personally - and yet not personally. That is, you have to take it personally and seriously - not see it as abstract or theoretical - and yet the whole point is that you see past yourself and your concern… http://everydayzen.org/blog/stories/


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Norman gives Talk # 7 at the Mar De Jade Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, "On Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) and Buddha's Awakening." http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/httpedz-audios3amazonawscom05prajnaparamitatalk7-mardejaderohatsu2014-2014-12-11mp3/


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Norman gives Talk #6 at the Mar De Jade Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, "On Dhyana Paramita (Perfection of Meditation)." http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/httpedz-audios3amazonawscom04dhyana-paramitatalk6-mardejaderohatsu2014-2014-12-10mp3/


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Norman gives Talk # 5 at the Mar De Jade Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, "Virya Paramita" (Perfection of Energy). http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/httpedz-audios3amazonawscom03viryaparamitatalk5-mardejaderohatsu2014-2014-12-09mp3/


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Norman gives Talk # 4 at the 2014 Mar De Jade Rohatsu Sesshin, "Ksanti Paramita (Perfection of Perseverance). http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/ksanti-paramita-perfection-perseverance/


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Norman gives Talk #3 at the 2014 Mar de Jade Rohatsu Sesshin, "Sila Paramita (Perfection of Conduct). http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/httpedz-audios3amazonawscom01silaparamitatalk3-mardejaderohatsu-2014-12-07mp3/


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Mitsu Suzuki, widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, celebrated her hundredth birthday this year. Norman Fischer tells the story of how this Japanese schoolteacher made a home for herself in American Zen. http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/place-where-your-heart-kept/


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Bi-lingual retreat with two dharma talks each day, interviews with teachers and a chance to practice with our dharma brothers and sisters in Mexico.  For more information, please…
An annual 7 day bilingual and bicultural Rohatsu retreat Friday, Dec. 5 - Friday, Dec. 12 at Mar de Jade in Chacala Mexico. http://everydayzen.org/schedule/annual-rohatsu-sesshin-mexico-mar-de-jade-2/


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Study group on the bodhisattvas with Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans 'bodhisattvas are us, saving all beings everyday' is to explore our everyday creative bodhisattva-ness through different bodhisattvas archetypes. creativity and everyday is an important … http://everydayzen.org/schedule/study-group-maitreya-bodhisattva/


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The Dharma Seminars are an intimate way for Bay Area students to study and practice together. The evening includes a period of zazen followed by lecture and small and large group…
Dec 3,10,17 - Dharma Seminar. Topic: Sangha Stories http://everydayzen.org/schedule/june-2014-everyday-zen-dharma-seminar-2-2-2-2-2/


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Norman will lead this retreat with Rabbi Dorothy Richman.
Norman will lead a day-long retreat with Rabbi Dorothy Richman. http://everydayzen.org/schedule/makor-or-day-long-meditation-retreat-2-2/


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These traditional yet relaxed all day sittings begin at 9:00 am and include meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion, and dokusan (private meeting with Norman or other t…
One day retreat with Norman Fischer http://everydayzen.org/schedule/july-all-day-sitting-2-2-2/


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God and Zen

Dec 10, 2014

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Please join us for our next open-ended exploration. We talk together about such questions as "Can a Zen Buddhist believe in God?" "Do Buddhists pray?" "What do Christian Mysticism…
Discussion group for Zen practitioners who are interested also in Christian or Jewish practice. All are welcome! http://everydayzen.org/schedule/god-and-zen-2-2-21/


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Company Time Retreat

Dec 20, 2014

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Company Time, begun in 1996, is a gathering of people from diverse professions and occupations, and all realms of private, corporate, government, for-profit and nonprofit organiza…
Meditation and inquiry into our lives and work. With Norman, Marc Less, Steve Gross and ARobin Orden. http://everydayzen.org/schedule/company-time-retreat-2/


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