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Suzuki Roshi Talk 2 of 2
In this second discussion of Zen Mind/Beginner's Mind, Zoketsu discusses right attitude, appreciation of our practice...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jan 27, 2008
Talisman Poems
Poems to be published in talisman, a literary magazine edited by Ed Foster
Norman Fischer
Jan 01, 2000
The Art of Letting Go
"Losing. Letting Go. It's interesting right? The difference in nuance? Actually, I thought it was kind of funny. 'Los...
Ruth Ozeki
May 07, 2006
The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen
Norman reviews his friend Philip Whalen's collected work.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 31, 2009
The Music of Our Lives
What does old man Zhaozhou have to say about the way we approach our everyday lives? How can we learn to listen to th...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Oct 31, 1998
The Place Where Your Heart Is Kept
Mitsu Suzuki, widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, celebrated her hundredth birthday this year. Norman Fischer tells the st...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Dec 07, 2014
The Poet as Radio: The Strugglers
Norman reads from his book, The Strugglers, and discusses the poems and his writing process.
Oct 05, 2014
The Raw Spot
Norman gives a talk on The Raw Spot.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 23, 2009
two new poems
two new poems by Norman Fischer, published by Talisman Magazine
Dec 31, 1969
Why I Have to Write
Aren’t words and concepts the antithesis of enlightenment? In an essay published in the March 2007 issue of Shambha...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 31, 2009