Norman Fischer

Norman Fischer
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Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, teacher, poet, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of The Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization created to broaden the reach of engaged Buddhist practice. Fischer leads retreats and workshops across the country and in Canada and Mexico. He is the author of Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms, and has published several books of poetry. In addition to giving Zen lectures and retreats, he leads Jewish meditation classes and is also actively involved in interfaith dialogue.

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Sailing Home

Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls
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In Sailing Home, Norman Fischer—one of our best-known Zen teachers—riffs on the universal lessons and personal guidance within Homer’s Greek epic.

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Training in Compassion

Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong
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Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called “slogans”) as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion.

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What Is Zen?

Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind
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This unique introduction to Zen teaching and practice takes the remarkably accessible form of question-and-answer—making it a most useful reference for looking things up. But whether you're a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, you'll want to read the whole thing.

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Experience

Thinking, Writing, Language, and Religion
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By what narrow path is the ineffable silence of Zen cleft by the scratch of a pen? The distilled insights of forty years, Norman Fischers Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language, and Religion is a collection of essays by Zen master Fischer about experimental writing as a spiritual practice.
 
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Taking Our Places

The Buddhist Path toTruly Growing Up
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In Taking Our Places, renowned Zen teacher Norman Fischer challenges our cultural assumptions about maturity and explores the long neglected topic of what it means to truly take our place in the world.

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World Could Be Otherwise

Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
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