Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path with Norman Fischer, Sacramento Dharma Center, Sunday, 20. October 2019


The fee is on a sliding scale of $20 to $60, according to ability.  A few days prior to the retreat the minimum fee increases to $25. Please note that the registration does not include a donation for the teacher. You can donate to the teacher on the day of the event.  

Until Tuesday, Oct. 15:    $20 to $60
After Tuesday, Oct. 15:    $25 to $60

Scholarships are available upon request.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please contact the registrar, at to arrange for financial assistance. 
If you wish to pay at the door or via check to the registrar, those options are available to you on the payment information page after you click the green "Register" button, enter the desired money amount and click the green "Checkout" button.  

This Retreat
The full title of this retreat is "The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path." In this retreat we’ll practice sitting and walking and consider themes from Norman’s new book, The World Could Bs Otherwise, about the bodhisattva path as a path of imagination. Books will be available for purchase.

Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest. He is one of the senior Zen teachers in America. The latest of his more than twenty-five poetry and prose titles are The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path (prose)and Untitled Series: Life As It Is (poetry). In 2000 he retired as co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center to found The Everyday Zen Foundation (), an international network of Buddhist groups and social projects.
In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing scented products at SBMG. Thank you for your kindness.

"Dana" is the Pali word for generosity and is the first paramita in Buddhism.  You will be invited to give an additional teacher donation on the day of the retreat to thank and honor the teacher yourself as these teachings are priceless and freely given by the teacher (meaning they don't charge a specific fee).
The registration fee contributes to the rent, administrative costs, teacher travel, and material expenses for both this retreat as well as SBMG's ongoing Sunday Night programs. 

Details to Consider

Please try to arrive by 9:45 am to register and settle in. 
Wear comfortable clothing, bring a covered mug or water bottle, bag lunch and your personal cushion if you have one.
Chairs and cushions will be available at the retreat, as well as tea and hot water. 
In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others.  The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible.
SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats.  All have been welcome since 1991.  SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please contact the retreat coordinator if you have any questions: 

Sunday, 20. October 2019, Sacramento Dharma Center, Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path with Norman Fischer

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