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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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14. Platform Sutra

Everyday Zen An early Zen text, this “sutra” sets the tone for the tradition. http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/platform-sutra/

6. Compassion

Everyday Zen "And now as long as space endures, As long as there are beings to be found, May I continue likewise to remain To drive away the sorrows of the… http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/compassion/

1. Suzuki Roshi

Everyday Zen Shunryu Suzuki roshi (1904-1971) was the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and one of the most beloved teachers in modern Buddhism. Know… http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/1-suzuki-roshi/

8. Precepts

Everyday Zen The sixteen bodhisattva precepts are a set of vows of ethical conduct taken many times in a Zen practitioner’s life. They derive originally fr… http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/precepts/

10. Emptiness Teachings

Everyday Zen The Emptiness teachings are the core of Mahayana and Zen Buddhist understanding and practice. Emptiness refers to the reality that nothing is … http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/emptiness-teachings/

2. Mindfulness Sutra

Everyday Zen The Mindfulness Sutra, in its earliest extant form, dates back to the Pali Canon, preserved in Sri Lanka within a relatively isolated and undi… http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/mindfulness-sutra/

Study Guide

Everyday Zen Study Guide Introduction The Everyday Zen Study Guide is designed for students who want to develop their Zen or Buddhist practice through con… http://everydayzen.org/study-guide/

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Everyday Zen Supporting the Everyday Zen Foundation Dana, in Sanskrit and Pali, means generosity, or the practice of giving. In the spirit of giving the t… http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/donate/

Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Zoketsu Norman Fischer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new B… http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/teachers/zoketsu-norman-fischer/

Anka Rick Spencer

Everyday Zen Anka Rick Spencer Por fin Rick descubrió en la década de los ochentas que el Zen es una práctica y no solamente un tema para estudiar. As… http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/teachers/zoketsu-norman-fischer2/

Meg Porter Alexander

Zoketsu Norman Fischer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new B… http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/teachers/zoketsu-norman-fischer1/

Teachers

Everyday Zen Zoketsu Norman Fischer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center… http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/teachers/

Lankavatara Sutra 1

Norman gives the first talk on the Lankavatara Sutra to the Dharma Seminar. This series is based on Red Pine's 2012 edition of the The Lankavatara Sutra.
http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2012/lankavatara-sutra-1/

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About Us Everyday Zen About The Everyday Zen Foundation Mission The Everyday Zen Foundation’s mission is to share the Zen attitude, spirit, and practice … http://everydayzen.org/about-everyday-zen/

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Jan 28
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sue Moon on "What IS death, anyway? Buddhist perspectives on mortality"
Jan 30
Residential retreat at Spirit Rock with Norman and Mary Grace Orr
Feb 04
Study group. on Jizo boshisattva: earth womb bodhisattva and Guardian of Voyagers and children 'bodhisattvas are us, saving all beings everyday' is to explore our everyday creative bodhisattva-ness through different bodhisattvas archetypes. creativity and everyday is an important part of the focus.

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)
Feb 08
One Day Retreat for Returning Veterans with Chris Fortin and Wendy Johnson
Feb 11
Discussion group for Zen practitioners who are interested also in Christian, Jewish or Muslim practice. All are welcome!

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)
Feb 15
Ceremony for Children Who Have Died
Feb 18
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)

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