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Norman Fischer
Norman Fischer is a poet, author and one of the senior Soto Zen Buddhist priests in America. He served as Co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995-2000, when he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of Zen and related groups dedicated to sharing the zen teaching and practice widely with the world. His latest prose work is Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer’s Odyssey to Navigate Life’s Perils and Pitfalls. His latest poetry collection is Questions/Places/Voices/Seasons.

Blog Entries by Norman Fischer

For Full Inclusion of Women in American Soto Zen Buddhism and All Religions

Posted October 24, 2010 | 20:08:11 (EST)

About 15 years ago, when I was abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, a woman came into my formal interview room early in the morning, sat down and burst into tears. This was surprising, considering she was a pretty rough looking woman, with lots of leather, piercings and tattoos....

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