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  • We're pleased to announce that the Everyday Zen talks are now available as podcasts. To subscribe and receive the talks automatically on your computer or mobile device, please go to the Teachings page and follow the link. 

  • The 2015 Dharma Seminar will continue to meet on Wednesday mights, as usual.

  • Norman's book length poem, "escape this crazy life of tears: japan 2010" is out from Tinfish Press (Hawaii), and available for purchase online. It's a poetic diary, with photos, of a pilgrimage to Japan taken by senior priests and teachers of the Everyday Zen sangha in 2010.

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Grupo Zen de Puerto Vallarta

Grupo Zen de Puerto Vallarta
Coordinated by Anka Rick Spencer, the Puerto Compasivo ("port of compassion") (formerly Grupo Zen de Puerto Vallarta) is a Soto Zen practice group in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Most… http://everydayzen.org/programs/grupo-zen-de-puerto-vallarta/

Bay Area Dharma Seminars

Bay Area Dharma Seminars
The Dharma Seminars are an intimate way for Bay Area students to study and practice together. The evening includes a period of Zazen followed by study and small and large group d… http://everydayzen.org/programs/bay-area-dharma-seminars/

Elberon Zen Circle Programs

Elberon Zen Circle Programs
The Elberon Zen Circle is a sitting group in Long Branch, New Jersey. Please contact Brian Unger for practice schedule and location information. http://everydayzen.org/programs/elberon-zen-circle-programs/

Everyday Zen Dialogs

Everyday Zen Dialogs
These day-long sessions are be led by experienced teachers in the Zen tradition, skilled in helping individuals and groups explore inmost concerns. Activities will include medita… http://everydayzen.org/programs/everyday-zen-dialogs/

Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

EDZ Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony
“The Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony is a profound ceremony of confession and repentance and provides a great occasion for us to appreciate the precepts together and share our pract… http://everydayzen.org/programs/edz-full-moon-bodhisattva-ceremony/

Becoming a Student of Everyday Zen

Information about becoming a regular student of Everyday Zen
Everyday Zen is grounded in the actual world we live in. We realize that people lead busy lives with family, work, and sometimes also political, social, or artistic commitments. E… http://everydayzen.org/programs/becoming-student-everyday-zen/

All Day Sittings

Monthly all day sittings
These traditional yet relaxed all day sittings include meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion and dokusan (private meeting with Norman or a senior EDZ teacher). Sugge… http://everydayzen.org/programs/all-day-sittings/

Baizhang's Fox - Everyday Zen Retreat June 2013

Chris Fortin and Jay Simoneaux give this talk on Baizhang's Fox to the Everyday Zen Retreat June 2013.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/baizhangs-fox-everyday-zen-retreat-june-2013/

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Upcoming Events

Apr 18
One day retreat with Chris and Bruce Fortin
Apr 22
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Topic: Earth (climate change) (Norman absent 4/15, Jay Simoneaux will lead)
Apr 26
One Day Retreat lead by Zoketsu Norman Fischer, including a celebration of Buddha's Birthday and a precepts (Jukai) ceremony.
Apr 28
A 7-Week experiential online course with Do-On Robert Thomas, exploring the fundamental principles and transformational practices of Zen Buddhism.
Apr 29
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Topic: Earth (climate change) (Norman absent 4/15, Jay Simoneaux will lead)
May 02
Everyday Zen Dialog with Chris Fortin and Sue Moon: Everything is Burning: Climate Change and Loving the Ground We Stand On
May 03
Norman leads retreat at the Mountain Rain Zen Community in Vancouver BC
May 05
A 7-Week experiential online course with Do-On Robert Thomas, exploring the fundamental principles and transformational practices of Zen Buddhism.
May 10
Open to practicing lawyers, judges, law teachers and law students. Co-presented by the Garrison Institute and the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law
May 12
A 7-Week experiential online course with Do-On Robert Thomas, exploring the fundamental principles and transformational practices of Zen Buddhism.

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