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  • What is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind, by Norman Fischer and Susan Moon, is now out from Shambhala Press. A conversation between two longtime dharma friends, the book is a wonderful response to this mysterious and ultimately unanswerable question. 
  • Norman’s long-awaited collection of essays, Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language & Religion, is now available from University of Alabama Press. These essays, which trace the history of Norman's thoughts on experimental writing as a spiritual practice, represent the distilled insights of a lifetime spent immersed in words and Zen. 

  • We're excited to announce the launch of Norman Fischer Books, a new website dedicated to Norman's published poetry and prose. The site contains a beautifully curated selection of essays and poems, reviews and recordings, as well as an events calendar with listings of Norman's book-related readings and workshops. We hope you enjoy it!

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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

Jun 01
Sixteen Bodhisattva Precept Study Group

June 1, 8 - Student talks on "The Point of Practice" June 15 - community reflection on “Everyday Zen, then and now”
Jun 05
How Deep Does Our Story Go? - Daylong Retreat
Jun 08
Sixteen Bodhisattva Precept Study Group

June 1, 8 - Student talks on "The Point of Practice" June 15 - community reflection on “Everyday Zen, then and now”
Jun 10
Join Norman Fischer, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, and Makor Or Director Ellen Shireman for meditation.
Jun 12
COMING UNDONE: AND REMEMBERING WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Jun 15
Sixteen Bodhisattva Precept Study Group

June 1, 8 - Student talks on "The Point of Practice" June 15 - community reflection on “Everyday Zen, then and now”
Jun 17
Annual seven day residential sesshin, with the Red Cedar Zen Community

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