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  • The Everyday Zen Fall 2015 Practice Period is underway. Click on this link to go to the Practice Period page.
  • Norman's first Dharma Seminar talk for the Practice Period, on the Six Paramitas, will be posted soon. 
  • Norman’s long-awaited and eagerly anticipated new book, Magnolias All At Once, is now available from Singing Horse Press! Magnolias All At Once is a collage or conversation, composed of his new translations of Dogen Zenji’s Uji and the poetry of the late poet, Leslie Scalapino. Norman discusses and reads from the work during this recent talk at Green Gulch Farm.

  • 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." 


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Upcoming Events

Oct 14
October 7, 14, 21 - Topic "The Six Paramitas"
Oct 15
Norman and Kathie Fischer lead retreat on the Six Perfections (Paramitas)
Oct 21
October 7, 14, 21 - Topic "The Six Paramitas"
Oct 26
Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer October 26 - November 1st
Nov 04
November 4, 11, 18 - Topic "The Six Paramitas"
Nov 07
Chris Fortin and Alan Block, 'Fear and Fearlessness: Embracing What Is'

All Day
Norman leads sesshin at the Mountain Rain Zen Community in Vancouver BC - at Loon Lake
Nov 11
November 4, 11, 18 - Topic "The Six Paramitas"
Nov 12
Annual women's retreat with Chris Fortin and Sue Moon, from Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15.
Nov 15
Jukai (Precepts Ceremony) with Salt Spring Zen Circle

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