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Norman Fischer ~ When You Greet Me I Bow: Reflections from a Life in Zen

Talk, Q&A + Meditation

Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00pm

Live Webinar


Join beloved Zen teacher Norman Fischer for a discussion of his new book When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen, which spans a life of inquiry into Zen practice, relationship, social engagement, and spiritual creativity.

"Looking backwards at a life lived, walking forward into more life to live built on all that, trying not to be too much influenced by what's already been said and done, not to be held to a point of view or an identity previously expressed, trying to be surprised and undone and maybe even dismayed by what lies ahead."
~ Norman Fischer

Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, and translator whose writings, teachings, and commitment to interfaith dialogue have supported and inspired Buddhist, Jewish, and other spiritual practitioners for decades. When You Greet Me I Bow spans the entirety of Norman Fischer's career. Broken into four sections--the joy and catastrophe of relationship; thinking, writing, and emptiness; cultural encounters; and social engagement--this book allows us to see the fascinating development of the mind and interests of a gifted writer and profoundly committed practitioner.