Zoketsu Norman Fischer coming to AZC

Saturday, August 3rd 2019 at 10:15am

Join us for a Dharma Talk and Book Signing with Zoketsu Norman Fischer

The World Could Be Otherwise

Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, by Zoketsu Norman Fischer

An Imaginative Approach to Spiritual Practice in Difficult Times

• A Unique Perspective: Fischer, a beloved Zen teacher and accomplished poet, brings decades of meditative and creative practice to bear on this discussion of Buddhism’s six paramitas, or perfections: generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding.

• A Calming Voice in Turbulent Times: Fischer is able to name and acknowledge the social, political, and environmental crises troubling so many people while remaining calm and hopeful. He keeps an elder’s sense of broad view while encouraging readers to take positive everyday steps.

• Interfaith Appeal: Fischer has been a key figure in inter-religious dialogue, and this book continues that approach through its appeal to a pan-religious sense of redemptive imagination

ABOUT NORMAN FISCHER: Norman is a Zen teacher, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. A beloved figure in the Buddhist world, he is also well-known for his efforts at inter-religious dialogue. His numerous books include What Is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, and Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms. Read more about Norman HERE.