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Guided Meditations

Norman often offers guided meditations, whether in a Zen or Jewish or secular teaching context.

Please use the link below for a list of links to guided meditations in our archive.

Dogen’s Continuous Practice (2023)

Norman gives an online talk to the Spirit Rock Meditation Center on Dogen’s “Continuous Practice” in the fall of 2023. This talk was part of a half-day retreat offered under the title, “Your Great Road Opens Up: Dōgen’s Approach to Continuous Practice.”

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May 23, 2024

Denkoroku – The Transmission of the Lamp 2024 – Talk 1 – Jeff Bickner

Jeff Bickner gives the first talk of the “Denkoroku – The Transmission of the Lamp 2024”  series to the Dharma Seminar.  The Denkoroku was written by Keizan Jokin (1264-1325) who...
May 20, 2024

On Compassion – All Day Sitting – May 2024

Norman gives a dharma talk “On Compassion” to the May 2024 Everyday Zen All Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farms Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online...
May 19, 2024

Guided Meditation “On Compassion”

Norman gives Guided Meditation “On Compassion.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
May 16, 2024

First Buddhist Women – Talk 4 – Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives her fourth and last talk of the “First Buddhist Women” series. Our text will be Susan Murcott’s First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening, a book...
May 11, 2024

Guided Meditation “On Gratitude”

Norman gives a Guided Meditation “On Gratitude.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
May 3, 2024

First Buddhist Women – Talk 3 – Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives her third talk of the “First Buddhist Women” series. Our text will be Susan Murcott’s First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening, a book on the...
May 1, 2024

Sadāprarudita – The Ever Weeping Bodhisattva – Kannon Do May 2024

Norman gives a talk at the Kannon Do Meditation Center on “Sadāprarudita – The Every Weeping Bodhisattva” from the Prajna Paramita 8,000 lines. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue...
April 29, 2024

The Story of the Humble King – All Day Sitting April 2024

Norman gives a dharma talk to the April 2024 Everyday Zen All Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farms on “The Story of the Humble King. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We...
April 28, 2024

Guided Meditation on “Self Compassion” – SCIPI April 26, 2024

Norman gives a guided meditation to the SCIPI group on “Self Compassion.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
April 25, 2024

First Buddhist Women – Talk 2 – Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives her second talk of the “First Buddhist Women” series. Our text will be Susan Murcott’s First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening, a book on the...
April 20, 2024

First Buddhist Women – Talk 1 – Kathie Fischer

Kathie Fischer gives her first talk of the “First Buddhist Women” series. Our text will be Susan Murcott’s First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening, a book on the...
April 17, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 10

Norman gives the tenth and final talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot...
April 6, 2024

Dogen’s Generosity and the Story of Sadaprarudita – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 7

Norman gives the seventh dharma talk at the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 on “Dogen’s Generosity and the Story of Sadaprarudita” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online...
April 6, 2024

Water Metaphors In Zen – Shuso Anlor Davin – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 6

Shuso Anlor Davin gives the sixth talk to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024  on “Water Metaphors In Zen.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....
April 5, 2024

Dogen’s Zazen-shin: The Point of Zazen – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 5

Norman gives the fifth dharma talk at the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 on “Dogen’s Zazen-shin: The Point of Zazen.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without...
April 4, 2024

Suzuki Roshi on “Expression” – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 4

Norman gives the fourth dharma talk at the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 on “Suzuki Roshi on Expression.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank...
April 3, 2024

Way Seeking Mind – Shuso Anlor Davin – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 3

Shuso Anlor Davin gives her “Way Seeking  Mind” talk to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 (talk 3). Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank...
April 2, 2024

Radiant Light – Dogen’s Shobogenzo #37 – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 2

Norman gives his second dharma talk at the Santa Sabins Sesshin 2024 on “Radiant Light” from Dogen’s Shobogenzo #37. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without...
April 2, 2024

Zazen and Mind Only Teachings – Santa Sabina Sesshin 2024 – Talk 1

Norman gives his first dharma talk at the Santa Sabins Sesshin 2024 on “Zazen and Mind Only Teachings,” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....
March 29, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 9

Norman gives the ninth talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering...
March 24, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 8 – March 23 All Day Sitting

Norman gives the eighth talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering...
March 20, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Suzuki Roshi – Talk 7 – Shuso Anlor Davin

Shuso Anlor Davin gives the seventh talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot...
March 18, 2024

Kodo Sawaki – “To You” – New York Zen Center 3/18/24

Norman gives a talk on Kodo Sawaki’s book “To You: Zen Sayings of Kodo Sawaki.” Kodo Sawaki (1860-1965) was often referred to as the “Homeless Monk”  for his extensive travels...
March 14, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 6 – Les Kaye

Les Kaye gives the sixth talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind” 2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Les Kaye was an early student of...
March 12, 2024

Guided Meditation on “Being Alive”

Norman gives a Guided Meditation on “Being Alive .”Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
March 8, 2024

Guided Meditation on “Vulnerability”

Norman gives a Guided Meditation on “Vulnerability.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
March 7, 2024

Zen Mind Beginners Mind – Talk 5

Norman gives the fifth talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering...
March 3, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 4 – All Day Sitting March 2, 2024

Norman gives the fourth talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name to the March 2nd All Day Sitting at...
February 29, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 3 – Anlor Davin

Shuso Anlor Davin gives the third talk of the” Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”  2024 series based on Suzuki Roshi’s book of the same name Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot...
February 23, 2024

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Talk by Author Ben Connelly – Talk 11

Author Ben Connelly speaks on his book  “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures”  to the Dharma Seminar. This is the eleventh and concluding talk of the series. Ben Connelly’s Website Texts Discussed Vasubandhu’s...