with Zoketsu Norman FischerLife is hard: Love and Compassion are necessities for basic sustainability.
August 9-11 (Friday-Sunday)
All are welcome.
Based on Norman's recent book Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, which is in turn based on a popular traditional Indo-Tibetan text, this weekend workshop will offer practical exercises for compassionate daily living. We will study the text and engage in discussion and imaginative exercises designed to bring the material home to the particularity of our lives today. Our work will focus on reducing self-centeredness, which comes so naturally to us, yet causes us so much pain -- and developing compassion.. Books can be purchased in advance and will be available at the Tassajara bookstore.Retreat fee:
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet, author, Zen priest, and former Abbot of Zen Center. He is founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation, dedicated to sharing Zen teaching and practice widely in the world. He is the guiding teacher to several Zen groups, including in the Bay Area, Washington state, Vancouver, B.C., New York City, and Mexico. He co-founded Makor Or, a Jewish Meditation Center in San Francisco, with the late Rabbi Alan Lew. His most recent books are The Strugglers, a collection of long poems(Singing Horse Press, 2012), and Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong(Shambhala, 2013).