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Scrolls of a Temple Sweeper

Soon to be published by Wet Cement Press, Scrolls of a Temple Sweeper is a book of poetry in the form of a novel, a novel in the form of a poem, by long-time Everyday Zen community member Ninso John High. To support the cost of production, Wet Cement Press will be issuing a special Collector’s Edition. Great congratulations to John!

Precept Class Returns

In December, Everyday Zen’s Introductory Precept Class returns, meeting twice a month on Monday evenings. Each meeting will focus on an individual Precept for reflection, conversation, and ongoing study. The class is for anyone who wishes to make a commitment to regular attendance and participation in the classes. Details and registration will be announced in an email later this month.

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.

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