Norman Fischer in Toronto – Mar 14-16, 2014

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Practice! Retreats Toronto Visiting Teachers Zen

Via Centre of Gravity

norman-fischerLIFE IS HARD: LOVE AND COMPASSION ARE NECESSITIES FOR BASIC SUSTAINABILITY
with Norman Fischer

Based on Norman’s recent book “Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong,”, in turn based on a popular traditional Indo-Tibetan text, this weekend workshop 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 study the text and engage in discussion and imaginative exercises designed to bring the material home to the particularity of our lives today.

Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Ave, Fourth Floor

PUBLIC EVENING TALK

FRI, MAR 14, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Alterna Savings Meeting Room

Registration: Eventbrite – Training in Compassion: Evening Talk with Norman Fischer

By donation (Suggested $25)

WEEKEND RETREAT

SAT, MAR 15 – SUN, MAR 16, 2014
9:00am – 4:30pm
Innovation Lab

Registration: Eventbrite – Life is Hard: Love and Compassion are Necessities for Basic Sustainability with Norman Fischer

By donation (Suggested $200)

DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00am to 12:00pm • Sitting and walking meditation with instruction
1:30pm to 4:30pm • Workshop

ABOUT NORMAN FISCHER

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 presently 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. everydayzen.org

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