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  • 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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Success

Norman explores the basic human need for expression. Through poetics, Dogen, Ginsberg, and Valery, he investigates what art is and the beauty of its instability.
http://everydayzen.org/books-and-poetry/success/

Ananda - Case 3 - Transformation of the Light

Norman gives his third talk on Ananda in the Transformation of the Light series. This is based on the book Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment by Zen Master Keizan edited by Thomas Cleary.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/ananda-case-3-transformation-light/

Pesach Intensive 5 - Makor Or 2013

Norman gives the fifth talk of the Pesach Intensive 2013 at Makor Or.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/pesach-intensive-5-makor-or-2013/

Pesach Intensive 4 - Makor Or 2013

Norman gives the fourth talk on the Pesach Intensive 2013 at Makor Or.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/pesach-intensive-4-makor-or-2013/

Kasyapa - Case 2 Transmission of the Light

Norman gives the second talk on the Transmission of the Light series to the Dharma Seminar on Case 2 Kasyapa. This is based on the book Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment by Zen Master Keizan edited by Thomas Cleary.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/kasyapa-case-2-transmission-light/

The Body - All Day Sitting March 2013

Norman gives a talk on The Body to the All Day Sitting at the Headlands Institute.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/body-all-day-sitting-march-2013/

Pesach Intensive 3 - Makor Or 2013

Norman gives the second talk of the 2013 Pesach Intensive at Makor Or.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/pesach-intensive-3-makor-or-2013/

Transmission of the Lamp - Introduction and Case 1

Norman gives the first talk on the Transmission of the Lamp series on Case 1. This is based on the book Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment by Zen Master Keizan edited by Thomas Cleary.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/transmission-lamp-introduction-and-case-1/

Pesach Intensive 1 - Makor Or 2013

Norman gives the first talk of the 2013 Pesach Intensive at Makor Or.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/pesach-intensive-1-makor-or-2013/

Living by Vow - Talk 4

Norman gives the fourth and final talk on Living By Vow series to the Dharma Seminar based on the book of the same name by Shohaku Okumura.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/living-vow-talk-4/

Life is Tough - Six Ways to Deal With It

An ancient set of Buddhist slogans offers us six powerful techniques to transform life's difficulties into awakening and benefit.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/life-tough-six-ways-deal-it/

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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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