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When You Greet Me I Bow: Relationship, Emptiness, Social Engagement
Dates: Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 22, 2021
Online Course

Instructor(s): Norman Fischer

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Inspired by Norman’s explorations in his recent book, When You Greet Me I Bow, this three-session workshop will include guided and silent meditation, presentation, and small and large group dialogue. Together, we’ll reflect on Dharma practice in the contemporary world, how to do it and why it’s important. We will particularly focus on the importance of relationships in spiritual practice; how the emptiness teachings are essential for shaping and protecting the integrity of Buddhist practice; and social engagement, in its wide and narrow senses, as essential to any spiritual path today.

As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.

Online Course: This course will be hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform and closed captions are available. 

Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online courses. When registering for this program, please plan to attend as many sessions as possible. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this course (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Monday, July 19

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, July 20

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 22

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here.

Registration fees for online courses are nonrefundable after the course start date. Cancellations prior to the start date of the course will incur a $25 admin fee. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest. He is one of the senior Zen teachers in America. After spending twenty-five years in residence at the San Francisco Zen Center temples, Norman retired as co-abbot in 2000 and founded the Everyday Zen Foundation, an international network of Buddhist groups and social projects.

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