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On Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Heart Sutra

At our January All-Day Sitting, Norman gave a talk on Thích Nhất Hạnh’s version of the Heart Sutra, “The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore,” in honor of the great teacher and scholar’s passing January 22nd of this year.

Exactly As Those of Old

In our April Dharma Seminar, Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans led us in a course of study and conversation, Exactly As Those of Old, inspired by Dogen’s Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, honoring the lives of our ancestors.

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November 27, 2022

Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" - All Day Sitting November 2022

Norman gives his talk on Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” to the November 2022 All Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farm.
November 19, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 7

Norman  gives the seventh talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen Dan Leighton...
November 10, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 6 - Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives the sixth talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen...
November 3, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 5

Norman gives the fifth talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen Dan Leighton...
November 1, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 4 - All Day Sitting October 2022

Norman Fischer gives the fourth talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” to the October 2022 All Day Sitting referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent...
October 27, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 3 - Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives the third talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen Dan...
October 24, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 2

Norman gives the second talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen Dan Leighton...
October 14, 2022

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi - Talk 1

Norman gives the first talk of “The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” referencing the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi” by Taigen Dan...
October 5, 2022

Honoring All Our Relations - Jaune Evans and Dr. Melissa K. Nelson

Jaune Evans and Dr. Melissa K. Nelson speak on “Honoring our Relations” in preparation for the second annual EDZ  “Honoring of Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on Monday, October 10, 2022.
October 5, 2022

On Al Chat - Makor Or - October 2022

Norman speaks to the Makor Or group On Al Chayt on October 2nd 2022.
September 29, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 202 - Talk 8 - Norman Fischer

Norman gives the eighth and last talk of the series to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s...
September 25, 2022

Teaching of Rujing - Dogen's Teacher - All Day Sitting September 2022

Norman speaks on the “Teachings of Rujing – Dogens Teacher” to the EDZ  All Day Sitting November 2022.
September 22, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 7 - John Murray, Michael Gelfond, and Mary Ann Sacksteder

John Murray, Michael Gelfond, and Mary Ann Sacksteder give the seventh talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen...
September 15, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 6 - John Murray

John Murray gives the sixth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo” version and...
September 9, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 5 - Mary Ann Sacksteder

Mary Ann Sacksteder gives the fifth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
September 1, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 4 - Natalie Davidson

Natalie Davidson gives the fourth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
August 25, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 3 - Neal Shorstein

Neal Shorstein gives the third talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
August 21, 2022

Election Retreat Dharma Talk - Chris Fortin - August 2022

Chris Fortin gives a 20 minute dharma talk to an Election Retreat group August 7, 2022.
August 21, 2022

Zazen in the tech era - August 2022 All Day Sitting

Norman speaks to the Everyday Zen August 2022 All Day Sitting on “Zazen in the tech era.”
August 19, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 2 - Michael Gelfond

Michael Gelfond gives the second talk of the Genjo koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo” version and Shokaku Okumura:...
August 11, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 1

Norman gives his first talk of Dogen’s  Genjo Koan 2022 series. This talk uses the translation of  Kazuaki Tanahashi: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo.
August 5, 2022

Returning to the Green Gulch Zendo and Contemplating our Meal Chant - ARobin Orden - All Day Sitting July 2022

ARoben Orden talks on “Returning to the Green Gulch Zendo and Contemplating our Meal Chant” at the Everyday Zen July 2022 All Day Sitting.
August 3, 2022

Tenzo Kyokin - Instructions to the Cook - Jeff Bickner - All Day Sitting July 2022

Jeff Bickner gives a dharma talk on Dogen’s “Tenzo Kyokin” to the July 2022 EDZ  All Day Sitting.  Due to technical difficulties this talk was rerecorded.
July 9, 2022

Dogen on Practicing Together (Only a Buddha and Buddha) - Seattle Soto Zen July 2022

Norman gives a talk to Seattle Zen on “Dogen and Practicing Together (Only a Buddha and Buddha).
July 5, 2022

Mel's List of Letting Go - Talk 6 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his sixth and last talk to the Samish Island Sesshing 2022 on “Mel’s List of Letting Go.”    
July 5, 2022

Mel on Zazen and Darkness - Talk 5 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman give his fifth talk to the Samish Island Sesshin on “Mel on Zazen and Darkness.”
July 5, 2022

On Zazen and Monastic Peace - Talk 4 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his fourth talk to the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “Zazen and Monastic Peace.”  
July 5, 2022

On Zazen - Talk 3 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives the third talk of the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “On Zazen.”
July 5, 2022

Mel On This Is It - Talk 2 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his second talk to the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “Mel on This Is It.”
July 5, 2022

Mel's Funeral - Talk 1 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his first talk of the Samish Island 2022 Sesshin on “Mel’s Funeral.”