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Sutras from the Old Way - 6th Sutra - Angulimala
This is the sixth talk on the Pali Canon sutras. The text referred to in the talk is the photocopied booklet "Sutras ...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Nov 30, 2002
Sutras from the Old Way - 1st Sutra - Four Noble Truths
In his first talk on the Pali Canon sutras, Zoketsu discusses the teaching on the Four Noble Truths. The text referr...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Nov 30, 2002
Sutras from the Old Way - 1st Sutra - Four Noble Truths Q&A
This is the continuation of 1st Sutra - Four Noble Truths talk, containing the Question & Answer period.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Nov 30, 2002
Two Kinds of Thought
Vaddiditaka Sutra. A look at thought through meditation as either compulsive, driven, unwholesome thoughts or wholeso...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 28, 2002
Zazen: Emotion and Pain
Norman addresses issues of physical and emotional pain and how they manifest during zazen practice.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 12, 2002
The Second Gethsemani Encounter
Zoketsu reports back on the second interreligious dialog of Buddhist and Christian contemplatives at Gethsemani Abbey.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 18, 2002
The Accident: Kindness and Impermanence
Rooted in the marvelousness nature of all impermanent things, Norman discusses the deep affinity and intimacy we expe...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jan 05, 2002
Not Mind, Not Buddha, Not Anything
Nanquan Puyuan (Nanchuan) responded to the monks request for further teaching "[This truth] is not mind, not Buddha, ...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Dec 11, 2001
In Times of Trouble
After the awful attacks on the World Trade center and the Pentagon, Zoketsu reflects on good and evil and how we can ...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Sep 16, 2001
Hearing the Sounds of the World
In this excerpt from a talk by Zoketsu Norman Fischer, he retells a number of the stories from the Shurangama Sutra. ...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 18, 2001