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May News & Events

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Seminar: First Buddhist Women

We’re delighted to have Sokaku Kathie Fischer leading our next dharma seminar, running from April 17 – May 15. Our text will be Susan Murcott’s First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening, a book about the Therigatha, a collection of poems by early Buddhist nuns.

Class: What Is Zen?

Led by Everyday Zen priests, teachers, and Jukai ordinees, this new class, “What Is Zen?,” begins April 15 and will meet on alternate Mondays through August. Based on the book by Norman and Sue Moon, What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind, this introductory course is designed for new and seasoned practitioners alike. To learn more and to register, please see the class web page.

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

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

Weekly Metta Sitting

Mondays 8:00 – 8:30 AM (PT)
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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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.