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:


Ruth Ozeki on the Ezra Klein Podcast

On the latest episode of the Ezra Klein podcast, Ezra interviews our dear friend and sangha mate Ruth Ozeki. Their conversation centers on her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness — and extends out to consider so much more, from the concept of emptiness to hearing voices and the vitality of objects in our world. 

New Poetry by Norman

Norman has two new books of poetry out. From Chax Press, Selected Poems 1980-2013 and from Talisman House, The Museum of Capitalism. And at Caesura, a magazine of art and criticism, POETRY: NORMAN FISCHER is a gorgeous spread of poems by Norman with drawings by his son Noah Fischer, and an introduction by Hank Lazer.

A collection of Norman’s essays spanning 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
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Meeting ID: 818 1405 8944
Passcode: Zazen (please 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.