Latest News and Featured Events

  • Norman will be leading a weekend retreat with Seattle Insight Meditation from September 18 - 20, which includes a public talk on Friday evening. Norman's topic will be "Imagination." And on Sunday evening, September 20th, he'll be reading poetry with Katy Bohinc and Susan Schultz at Gallery 1412. 

  • Norman and Kathie will be leading another weekend retreat at Upaya Zen Center from October 15 - 18, focussing on the Six Paramitas. The day before the retreat begins, he'll be giving the Wednesday evening dharma talk and presenting his new poetry book, "Magnoias All At Once" that features his translation of Dogen's "Uji." 
  • 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. 

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Upcoming Events

Aug 05
SEMINAR WILL BE ON BREAK THRU THE MONTH OF JULY Aug 5, 12 - Stories from the Udana Aug 19 - no seminar, instead a reading by Norman from his new book - "Magnolia's All At Once" (see separate posting) Aug 26 - see next seminar posting
Aug 12
SEMINAR WILL BE ON BREAK THRU THE MONTH OF JULY Aug 5, 12 - Stories from the Udana Aug 19 - no seminar, instead a reading by Norman from his new book - "Magnolia's All At Once" (see separate posting) Aug 26 - see next seminar posting
Aug 15
One day retreat for returning veterans with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser
Aug 19
Norman will read from his brand-new book Magnolias All At Once, a text that collages his version of Dogen's Uji with quotations from Leslie Scalapino.
Aug 23
One Day Retreat lead by Chris Fortin and Jay Simoneaux

Annual Seven Day Jewish Meditation Retreat with Norman, Sylvia Boorstein, Rabbis Jeff Roth and Joanna Katz.
Aug 26
August 26 - Zen Stories (led by Alan Block) September 2, 9 - Zen Stories (led by Zoketsu Norman Fischer)
Aug 29
With Chris Fortin and James Flaherty: Finding Inner Guidance, Cutting Through Delusion and Living Our Path
Sep 01
Annual Makor Or High Holidays Intensive Thursdays, September 1,8,15 6:30-8:30 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom in San Francisco with Norman Fischer & Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Sep 02
August 26 - Zen Stories (led by Alan Block) September 2, 9 - Zen Stories (led by Zoketsu Norman Fischer)

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