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Launch for Norman Fischer / When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen

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Booksmith and The Bindery are thrilled to host the virtual launch for Norman Fischer's new book, When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen. More to be announced soon, but won't you save the date and join us?

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required. Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.

You can order When You Greet Me I Bow here.

About the book

"Looking backwards at a life lived, walking forward into more life to live built on all that, trying not to be too much influenced by what's already been said and done, not to be held to a point of view or an identity previously expressed, trying to be surprised and undone and maybe even dismayed by what lies ahead." – Norman Fischer

Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, and translator whose writings, teachings, and commitment to interfaith dialogue have supported and inspired Buddhist, Jewish, and other spiritual practitioners for decades. When You Greet Me I Bow spans the entirety of Norman Fischer's career and is the first collection of his writings on Buddhist philosophy and practice. Broken into four sections—the joy and catastrophe of relationship; thinking, writing, and emptiness; cultural encounters; and social engagement—this book allows us to see the fascinating development of the mind and interests of a gifted writer and profoundly committed practitioner.

About the author

Norman Fischer is a Zen teacher, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. A beloved figure in the Buddhist world, he is also well-known for his efforts at interreligious dialogue. His numerous books include The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva PathWhat Is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind, and Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.