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Dongshan Is Unwell - Practicing With Illness
Norman speaks on the Koan Dongshan Is Unwell Case 94 of the Book of Serenity and how we practice with illness. This...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 29, 2011
Introduction to Koans - Tassajara 2011 Talk 1
Norman gives the first talk of the Koan workshop at Tassajara on an Introduction to Koans.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 14, 2011
Baizhang's Fox - Koans Tassajara 2011 Talk 2
Norman gives the second talk on Koans at Tassajara on Baizhang's Fox as found in the Book of Serenity Case 8 edited b...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 15, 2011
Zhaozho's Mu Commentaries - Koans Tassajara 2011 Talk 4
Norman gives his fourth talk at the Tassajara 2011 Koan workshop on the Commentary on the koan regarding Zhaozho's Mu...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 16, 2011
Dizhang's Intimacy and Guided Meditation - Koans Tassajara 2011 Talk 5
Norman gives the fifth talk at the Tassajara workshop on Koans on "Dizhang's Intimacy" followed by a guided meditatio...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 17, 2011
Practicing Being Unbusy - Koans Tassajara 2011 Talk 8
Norman gives the eighth and last talk at the Koan workshop at Tassajara on Practicing Being Not Busy based on Case 21...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 18, 2011
Koan History and Capping Phrase Excercise - Koan Tassajara 2011 Talk 7
Norman gives the seventh talk at the Koan Workshop at Tassajara on a brief History of Koans followed by an exercise u...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 18, 2011
Six Paramitas Review and Everyday Mind is the Way - Talk 2
Norman gives the second of four talks to the Insight Yoga Institute on a Review of the "Six Paramitas" and continues ...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Oct 06, 2011
Four Short Stories About Zhaozho - Tassajaara 2012
Norman gives a dharma talk at Tassajara on Four Short Stories About Zhaozho.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 11, 2012
Iron Grindstone Liu's Feast - Talk 2 Zen's Women Ancestors
Norman gives his second talk on Zen Women Ancestors on Iron Grindstone Liu (and a brief talk on his new car).This ser...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Sep 05, 2012