San Francisco Zen Center: Dharma Talk
May
25
10:15 AM10:15

San Francisco Zen Center: Dharma Talk

Norman will give the Saturday morning dharma talk in the Buddha Hall, followed by Q&A in the dining room. The talk will also be live streamed at live.sfzc.org.

The dharma talk is free and open to the public.

This will be followed by an afternoon workshop (registration required).

For more information, please visit: Event page at SF Zen Center

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San Francisco Zen Center: Workshop
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

San Francisco Zen Center: Workshop

The title of this workshop comes from Norman’s new book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, which argues for an imaginative approach to spiritual practice for our difficult times. The book and workshop are built around the idea of the bodhisattva path, consisting of six traditional practices, giving, ethical conduct, patient forbearance, joyful effort, meditation, and imaginative wisdom.

We’ll spend the afternoon practicing silent meditation and talking about these six great practices, and how to make them our own.

To register and for more information, please visit: Event page at SF Zen Center

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Green Gulch Farm: Dharma Talk
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Green Gulch Farm: Dharma Talk

Norman will give the Sunday morning dharma talk in the zendo.

Dharma talks by Zen teachers are a traditional method of transmitting the heart and understanding of Buddha's Way. Public Dharma talks are offered every Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the zendo at Green Gulch Farm as part of the Sunday Morning Program. Everyone is welcome to attend, and chairs are available.

This will be followed by an afternoon workshop (registration required).

For more information, please visit: Calendar page at SF Zen Center: GGF

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Green Gulch Farm: Workshop
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Green Gulch Farm: Workshop

  • Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm (map)
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The title of this workshop comes from Norman’s new book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, which argues for an imaginative approach to spiritual practice for our difficult times. The book and workshop are built around the idea of the bodhisattva path, consisting of six traditional practices, giving, ethical conduct, patient forbearance, joyful effort, meditation, and imaginative wisdom.

We’ll spend the afternoon practicing silent meditation and talking about these six great practices, and how to make them our own.

To register and for more information, please visit: Event page at SF Zen Center: GGF

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 BuddhaFest LA: Wisdom Talks
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

BuddhaFest LA: Wisdom Talks

A Day of Wisdom Talks, Meditation and Music

Talks and Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Robert Thurman, Norman Fischer, Dr. Nida Chenagstang and Dawa Tarchin Phillips. Plus a musical performance with Drukmo Gyal Dakini.

For tickets and more information, please visit: BuddhaFest Wisdom Talks, Meditation & Music

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Insight LA: Workshop with Kathie and Norman Fischer
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Insight LA: Workshop with Kathie and Norman Fischer

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Join us for a day of teachings and practice with Norman and Kathy Fischer to highlight the publication of Norman's new book, The World Could be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. Books will be available for sale at the event and Norman will be offering a book signing.

This is a donation-based offering. Suggested donation is $75. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, please visit: Event page at Insight LA

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East Bay Booksellers
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

East Bay Booksellers

Norman will read from his new book The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Please Note: Seating for this event is limited and may be reserved with the pre-purchase of The World Could Be Otherwise, via Eventbrite. You may also reserve with a pre-purchase over the phone or in person with an East Bay Booksellers staff member.

For more information, please visit: East Bay Booksellers

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Vanne Bistro Café (formerly the French Hotel Café)
Jan
7
7:30 PM19:30

Vanne Bistro Café (formerly the French Hotel Café)

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A Writers’ Evening

Readings by

NORMAN FISCHER & STEPHEN RATCLIFFE

Norman is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. His latest books are Untitled Series: Life As It Is and On a Train at Night.

Stephen’s most recent book is sound of wave in channel, 1,000 poems written on 1,000 consecutive days. Daily poems and photographs appear on his blog, Temporality: stephenaratcliffe.blogspot.com.

Coffee drinks, beer, wine, pastries. No cover. No minimum. Free admission.

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Alley Cat Books
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Alley Cat Books

Norman will be reading from his most recent books of poetry along with two great poetry pals of his, Stephen Ratcliffe and Laura Moriarty.

For more information, visit: Events at Alley Cats Books

NOTE: This reading starts at 6 PM, not 4 PM as shown on the Google Calendar at Alley Cat!

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open books: a poem emporium
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

open books: a poem emporium

Norman will be reading with two other poets, Catherine Bresner & Joshua Edwards. If you're in the Seattle area, come by, hear poetry read aloud by living poets, and say hello!

More info here: http://www.openpoetrybooks.com/event/reading-with-norman-fischer-joshua-edwards-catherine-bresner/

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Temple Emek Shalom: Meditation Workshop
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Temple Emek Shalom: Meditation Workshop

Day-long Meditation Workshop

Using Norman's translation of psalms, Opening to You: Zen-inspired Translations of the Psalms, we'll contemplate these great ancient poems as a template for spiritual practice.

Most of the day will be spent in silent sitting and walking meditation, with some guided meditation, with informal talks/discussions to open out the psalms as they touch the heart. No experience in meditation or Jewish liturgical practice necessary.

Questions and registration: Call Kathy Balint at (541) 488-2909 or email office@emekshalom.org.

$45 per person (includes delicious vegetarian lunch)

For more information, please see the event listing at Temple Emek Shalom.



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Temple Emek Shalom: Poetry Reading
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Temple Emek Shalom: Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading with Norman Fischer & Rabbi Joshua Boettiger

In addition to the meditation retreat on July 15th, as an extra bonus, Norman Fischer and Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will join in a poetry reading the night before at 8:00 pm at Emek Shalom.

Norman will be reading from his just-out poetry titles: Untitled Series: Life As It Is (Talisman House) and On a Train at Night (PURH, France). Both books will be available for sale on site.

Joshua will open for Norman and read some poems from his just-completed thesis, Without Praise or Blame.

For more information, please see the event listing at Temple Emek Shalom.



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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

City Lights Bookstore

Alexandra Mattraw launches her new book small siren with Tiff Dressen and Norman Fischer.

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Norman will be reading from two newly published books of his own poetry, On a Train at Night and Untitled Series: Life As It Is.

For more information, please see the event listing at City Lights Bookstore.



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Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

Moe's Books

Norman joins fellow poets Alexandra Mattraw and Tiff Dressen at this book launch and celebration for Mattraws' new book, small siren.

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Norman will be reading from two newly published books of his own poetry, On a Train at Night and Untitled Series: Life as It Is.

For more information, please see the event listing at Moe's Books.



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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry House (aka the Factory)

Norman with others in “to” series (contemporary narrative poetry of France and the United States) at the Poetry House (aka the Factory) in Val-de-Reuil, for an evening of poetry and celebrations.

Norman will read from his new book of poetry On a Train at Night, forthcoming from Presse Universite du Rouen et Havre (PURH).

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Ivy Writers Series (Paris)

A monthly experimental writers series.

Lecture bilingue — SOIREE AMERICAINE et ANGLAISE en TRADUCTION Laynie Brown, Lee-Ann Brown, Dorothy Lehane et Norman Fischer:

Three amazing American authors and one British poet will be presented in French and English, including readings of entirely new translations of their poetry into French. The evening will close with a discussion on translating poetry today.

For more information:  Ivy Writers Paris

Please check the Ivy Writers Paris website to confirm the time and location.

 

 

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Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Livre Paris: Poésie contemporaine sans frontières

Author Christophe Lamiot Enos, poet and founder of the "To" collection (contemporary narrative poetry of France and the United States), presents the three authors of "To" 2018: Norman Fischer, Laynie Browne and Armelle Leclercq.

Norman will read from his new book of poetry On a Train at Night, forthcoming from Presse Universite du Rouen et Havre (PURH).

For more information: Poésie contemporaine sans frontières at Livre Paris

 

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