June 2019

07Jun7:00 PM9:00 PMThe World Could Be OtherwiseSummer Evening Series7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Norman Fischer No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: June 7, 2019; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sliding Scale: $30 – 100. Code NF1E19.


Description:
Part of Spirit Rock’s Summer Evening Series, this evening will be centered around themes from Norman Fischer’s new book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path.

In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling, twisting waves. The World Could Be Otherwise offers an imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or “perfections”–qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life.


Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. 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.

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Teacher(s)

  • Norman Fischer

    Norman Fischer

    Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. 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.

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