Norman Fischer

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Zoketsu Norman Fischer is an American poet, writer, and Soto Zen priest, teaching and practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki.[1] He is a Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, from whom he received Dharma transmission in 1988. Fischer served as co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995–2000, after which he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation in 2000, a network of Buddhist practice group and related projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico.[2] Fischer has published more than twenty-five books of poetry and non-fiction, as well as numerous poems, essays and articles in Buddhist magazines and poetry journals.[3]




  1. "Jewish Buddhist Encounters" (PDF). 
  2. "Everyday Zen :: Teachers". Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  3. "Biography". Norman Fischer Books. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 

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