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Tou-shuai's Three Barriers
"When your life is ending how will you be free?" Zoketsu discusses practice in the light of our living and dying.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 20, 2003
Transmission of the Lamp - Introduction and Case 1
Norman gives the first talk on the Transmission of the Lamp series on Case 1. This is based on the book Transmission...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 13, 2013
When You Meet Me I Bow
Norman speaks on the koan "When You Meet Me I Bow" from Dogen's Mana Shobogenzo as translated by Kaz Tanahashi and Da...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jan 16, 2011
Women's Koans and Record of the Hidden Lamp - Florence Caplow - Talk 4 Zen's Women Ancestors
Florence Caplow speaks on Women's Koans and Record of the Hidden Lamp. This series is based on Record of the Hidden L...
Florence Caplow
Sep 26, 2012
Xiangyan’s man up a tree
Mumonkan, case 5
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Sep 12, 2007
Yangshan's Mind and Environment - Book of Serenity 32 - Talk 2 Angela Center Sesshin 2013
Norman gives the second talk of the Angela Center Sesshin 2013 on Yangshan's Mind and Environment case 32 of the Book...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Oct 30, 2013
Yanshan's Active Consciousness - Case 37 -Book of Serenity 2017
Norman gives the fifth talk in the Book of Serenity 2017 series on " Yangshan's Active Consciousness" Case 37.
Norman Fischer
Dec 20, 2017
Yaoshan Ascends the Seat - Case 7 Book of Serenity
Jeff Bickner talks on "Yaoshan Ascends the Seat" Case 7 of the Book of Serenity. Unfortunately due to a technical er...
Jeff Bickner
Feb 18, 2010
Yaoshan Ascends the Seat - Case 7 Book of Serenity
Norman speaks on the Koan "Youshan Ascends the Seat" Case 7 in the Book of Serenity (Thomas Cleary edition).
Norman Fischer
May 11, 2016
Youshan Ascends the Seat - Vancouver 2016
Norman gives his second talk to the Mountain Rain Zen Community on the Koan "Youshan Ascends the Seat" Case 7 Book of...
Norman Fischer
May 01, 2016