Norman Fischer is an accomplished poet and one of the most prominent voices in Zen Buddhism today. He served as co-abbot for the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995 - 2000 and is founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation, dedicated to sharing the Zen attitude, spirit, and practice with the world. He adapts Zen meditation and understanding to the worlds of business, law, conflict resolution, interreligious dialogue, technology, and care of the dying.

Norman received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and his masters from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Stanford universities. He has more than 20 books in print.

He lives with his wife Kathie at Muir Beach, California, a mile and a half from the Green Gulch Zen temple where he lived for many years. Their twin sons are Aron, an attorney, and Noah, an installation and performance artist.

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  • The essentials of spiritual maturity from an interreligious perspective
  • Kind, intelligent help navigating life's perils and pitfalls
  • A willingness to explore ever-changing conditions and let go of everything, including Zen