A Weekend’s Activities with Norman Fischer
May 31–June 2
Norman Fischer is the author of the new book Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong
Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases as a way of generating bodhichitta: the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has recently become popular in the West because it is a practice that can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, where he is currently a Senior Dharma Teacher. He is also the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture. Read more.
Friday, May 31
Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
681 17th Ave NE #210, Minneapolis
Friday Morning Gathering: 9:30–11 am (9:30 sitting, 10:00 dharma talk & discussion)
Introduction to Compassion Training: Public Talk on Friday evening, 7–9 pm
No preregistration necessary.
Cost: by donation
Saturday, June 1
Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis
A Day of Immersion in Compassion Training
Workshop on Saturday, 8 am–4 pm
Evening Reception for workshop participants, 6pm
$90 for nonmembers
$70 for members of a Twin Cities Zen Center
In this workshop we will use sitting meditation, small and large group discussion, and journaling to bring out the compassion in our hearts and minds. We will discover how using the lojong slogans can help us develop into more focused, generous, and kind bodhisattvas.
Sunday, June 2, 10 am
Readings from Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong
All are welcome.
$15 suggested donation.