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  • Sailing Homeby Norman Fischer

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    Homer's Odyssey has a timeless allure. It is an ancient story that is significant for every generation: the struggle of a homesick, battle-weary man longing to return to love and family. Odysseus's strivings to overcome divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons for people facing their own metaphorical... more...

  • Suffering and Possibilityby Norman Fischer

    Parallax Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    Suffering and Possibility is part of the Parallax Press Moments series of short ebooks. It is a stand alone chapter from Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times . more...

  • Experienceby Norman Fischer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    By what narrow path is the ineffable silence of Zen cleft by the scratch of a pen? The distilled insights of forty years, Norman Fischer’s Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language, and Religion is a collection of essays by Zen master Fischer about experimental writing as a spiritual practice.   Raised in a Conservative Jewish family, Fischer... more...

  • Training in Compassionby Norman Fischer

    Shambhala 2013; US$ 15.99

    Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because... more...

  • Being Nobody, Going Nowhereby Khema; Zoketsu Norman Fischer

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 16.99

    In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion... more...

  • Nothing Holy about Itby Tim Burkett; Norman Fischer

    Shambhala 2015; US$ 15.99

    According to legend, when the founder of Zen Buddhism was asked about the main principle of his holy teaching, he replied that there was "nothing holy about it!" Now, a millennium and a half later, Tim Burkett reveals how and why the wisdom of nonholiness is the key to a joyful heart. You don’t need to go looking for something sacred—the happiness... more...

  • What Is Zen?by Norman Fischer; Susan Moon

    Shambhala 2016; US$ 14.99

    This unique introduction to Zen teaching and practice takes the remarkably accessible form of question-and-answer—making it a most useful reference for looking things up. But whether you're a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, you'll want to read the whole thing. The questioner (Susan Moon) and the answerer (Norman Fischer) are old friends, each... more...

  • The Hidden Lampby Zenshin Florence Caplow; Reigetsu Susan Moon; Zoketsu Norman Fischer

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women... more...

  • The Truth of This Lifeby Katherine Thanas; Natalie Goldberg; Bill Anelli; Norman Fischer; Wendy Johnson

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 16.95

    Accessible and elegant teachings from a well-loved and revered woman Zen teacher. Katherine Thanas was an MFA student studying painting with Richard Diebenkorn, the preeminent Californian abstract painter, when she met Shunryu Suzuki in the sixties. Soon thereafter she decided to drop painting to dedicate herself to Zen, which she did for the last... more...

  • Mixing in Inland and Coastal Watersby Hugo B. Fischer; John E. List; C. Robert Koh; Jorg Imberger; Norman H. Brooks

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    This book is an outgrowth of research contributions and teaching experiences by all the authors in applying modern fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. It should be suitable for use in first year graduate level courses for engineering and science students, although more material is contained than can... more...