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Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, CC 8/7

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Zoketsu Norman Fischer (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Life Is Hard (Video plus Written Excerpt): Zoketsu Norman Fischer on the Necessity of Love and Compassion
with Zoketsu Norman Fischer
in the City Center Buddha Hall

Friday, August 7, 2015  
10 am - 4 pm

Life is hard: love and compassion are necessities for basic sustainability.

Based on Norman's book Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, which is in turn based on a popular traditional Indo-Tibetan text, this workshop will focus on compassion. Norman will offer practical exercises for reducing self-centeredness—which comes so naturally to us, yet causes us so much pain—and developing compassion. We will practice silent meditation, listen to presentations, and engage in discussion and imaginative exercises designed to bring the material home to the particularity of our lives today.

Books can be purchased in advance and will be available at the Zen Center bookstore.

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income.
  • Fee includes lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Some partial scholarships available. 
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Zoketsu Norman Fischer (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where he served as co-Abbot from 1995-2000. He is currently a Senior Dharma Teacher there as well as the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture.