The Regulator welcomes Norman Fischer, author of The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, for a reading and booksigning.
In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.
“This book gives me hope. In times like these, when we cannot afford to indulge in hopelessness, Norman Fischer offers us a vision of the human imagination as a spiritual practice and a source of courage and love. Now, more than ever, we need his vision of ourselves and of the world.”—Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
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.