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MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS SUTRA Teachings by Norman Fischer

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Just putting the finishing touches on Mountains and Rivers Sutra: Teachings by Norman Fischer, edited by Kuya Minogue, due out in March 2020. The Mountains and Rivers Sutra is one of 93 essays of Dogen, the great 13th century Zen Master, collected in a work called, The Shobogenzo. “Shobogenzo” means, “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye.” Dogen’s essay expressing the reality of the enlightened mind in the poetic natural imagery of his time is a classic of spiritual literature and an essential text for deep Zen practice to this day. In these talks given at the Upaya Zen Center in 2012, Norman Fischer presents Dogen’s medieval essay in language understandable to us...

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My Buddhistdoor columns 1 and 2

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Buddhistdoor asked me to do a monthly column for 2020, based on my recent book, Bodhisattva 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists. The articles are extended adaptations of 12 of the topics from the 108 in the book, one from each chapter, along with the books, websites and magazine articles that provide resources for further study and networking. Here's the link to the first two columns: HAPPINESS and MAGIC.

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The Zen Priestess and the Snake

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Currently editing The Zen Priestess and the Snake by Ilia Shinko Perez Roshi, due for autumn publication.

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Understanding Editorial Standards

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Here's a great resource produced by the Editors' Association of Canada, called Professional Editorial Standards. If you've wondered about the fundamentals of editing, or the differences between structural, stylistic and copyediting, or what's involved in proofreading, this is your go-to overview: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2503/2728/files/Professional_Editorial_Standards.pdf?24

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A Visit from Glenn Mullin in Ottawa

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I had lunch today at The Green Door vegetarian restaurant (an Ottawa stand-out) with my old Dharma friend Glenn Mullin. He was here visiting his brother and sister, waiting for his passport to cast off on a 25-city US teaching tour before heading back to Korea, Nepal, India, Tibet and points east. That's Glenn in the grey jacket. We've known each other from back in the 1980s when I was coordinator for the Toronto Buddhist Federation and he was in town associated with Zasep Tulku's centre, Gaden Chöling. We'd see each other about once a month. Back when I was...

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