Norman Fischer - The World Could Be Otherwise (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In The World Could Be Otherwise -- an inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching -- Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. His numerous books include What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, and Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611805048
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Shambhala - April 30th, 2019

An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life.