Changing and being changed by the world.
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At Everyday Zen, we welcome new members at any time. There are many ways to get started, whether you’re experienced in study or new to Zen practice:


March News & Events

The March edition of our monthly newsletter is now available (click below). To join our mailing list, please sign up here.

2023 Bay Area Sesshin

The 2023 Annual Everyday Zen Sesshin takes place Monday, March 27 – Sunday, April 2 at Santa Sabina and online on Zoom. Registration to attend on Zoom is now open.

Practice Period Is Underway

Jan 28 through Sat, April 8

For an overview and schedule of events including links for the daily, weekly, and monthly sittings, see Practice Period 2023: ‘Where Is My Mind?’ (scroll down for the schedule). For the link to the Shuso’s Bulletin Board, please check your email or email the shuso.

When You Greet Me I Bow

Norman’s most recent dharma book is a collection of essays, When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen. Edited by Cynthia Schrager, the essays span a life of inquiry into Zen practice, relationship, cultural encounter, and spiritual creativity.

Everyday Zen Events

Everyday Zen Daily Sitting

Daily 30 minute sitting, 7:30-8:00 AM
Link: Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 818 1405 8944
Passcode: Zazen (note the upper case “Z”)

Our mission is to share the Zen attitude, spirit, and practice with the world. Guided by spiritual director and poet Norman Fischer, we are dedicated to listening to the world, to changing it and being changed by it. Together and each on our own unique paths, we endeavor to bring our spiritual practice into all aspects of our everyday lives.

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Support the Everyday Zen Foundation

Dana, in Sanskrit and Pali, means generosity, or the practice of giving. In this spirit, Norman makes his talks available for download through this website for no charge other than a suggested donation, and all Everyday Zen workshops and retreats are offered at the lowest possible cost.

Please help if you can. We welcome financial donations of any size, at any time. We also encourage Norman’s students to consider making recurring monthly donations, which help generate a regular and reliable income to support Norman’s work and livelihood.