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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:


The May edition of our monthly newsletter is out, with highlights and a listing of upcoming events. 

Norman on the SparkZen Podcast

Norman was recently interviewed by Rev. Heather Shoren Iarusso for her SparkZen podcast:
Detail of the cover of When You Greet Me I Bow

When You Greet Me, I Bow:
A conversation with Norman Fischer

SparkZen is a newsletter and podcast “for the Zen serio-curious” published by Rev. Shoren on Substack.

Sue Moon’s New Book

Sue Moon, senior Everyday Zen teacher and author of several much-loved books on Zen, has a new book out, Alive Until You’re Dead: Notes on the Home Stretch.

Join us June 22nd for a Book Reading and Community Event. Sue will read from her new book, Jaune Evans will join her in conversation, and there will be time for Q&A and open conversation. 

When You Greet Me I Bow

Norman’s most recent 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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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.