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Community events with Visiting Teacher Norman Fischer

  • Zen Desert Sangha 3226 North Martin Avenue Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)

Zoketsu Norman Fischer is an American poet, writer, and Soto Zen priest, teaching and practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. He is a Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, from whom he received Dharma transmission in 1988. Norman served as co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995–2000, after which he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation.

Norman will be in Tucson Feb 16-18 and will participate in a number community events sponsored by various Buddhist and arts groups.

Friday, February 16

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., colloquium, East Asian Studies / Buddhist Studies, Copper Room, UA Student Union.
  • 7 p.m., Reading, UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street, Tucson

 Saturday, February 17

  •  9:30-11:30 a.m.-Creative writing workshop and discussion, Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF), 3182 N. Swan Road. Open to the public $20 suggested dana, cash/check at the door.    Free to UA students with ID.  Preregistration required:  tucsonupayasangha@gmail.com.
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m.—Upaya Sangha meditation sit and dharma talk, TOMF.  Open to the public, $20 suggested dana, cash/check at the door. Free to UA students with ID. Preregistration required: tucsonupayasangha@gmail.com.
  • 7:30 p.m. Reading, POG (Poetry Organizing Group of Tucson), with Tenney Nathanson, Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. Sixth Street.  $5 admission, $3 students

Sunday Feb 18  

  •  1-4 p.m. Sky Island Zen sponsored Meditation, dharma talk, Q&A, hosted by Zen Desert Sangha at 3226 N Martin Av.   Suggested dana $20 at the door. No preregistration.
Earlier Event: February 11
ZDS Board of Directors Annual Retreat
Later Event: February 24
Sat Morning Tea with Teacher