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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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May 19, 2022

Four Noble Truths - Part 3 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his third talk on “The Four Noble Truths” based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”  
May 13, 2022

Four Noble Truths- Part 2 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his second talk of a series based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings” on “The Four Noble Truths” – Part Two
May 4, 2022

Four Noble Truths - Part 1 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his first talk of a series based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings” on “The Four Noble Truths” – Part One
May 4, 2022

Dogen's "Bowing to Attain the Marrow" - All Day sitting April 2022

Norman gives his a talk on Dogen’s “Bowing to Attain the Marrow” to the April 2022 All Day Sitting.  This talk references Chapter 9 of Kazuaki Tanahashi’s “Treasury of the...
April 29, 2022

Receiving the Profound Help of Buddhas and Ancestors - Dogen's Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon Talk 4

Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans give the fourth an final talk of the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon series to the Dharma seminar on “Honoring the Lives of Our Ancestors.”  This talk...
April 22, 2022

Warm Hand to Warm Hand - Dogen's Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon Talk 3

Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans give the third talk of the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon series, Honoring the Lives of Our Ancestors, to the Dharma seminar on “Warm Hand to Warm...
April 14, 2022

Lives of Vow and Faith - Dogen's Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon Talk 2

Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans give the second talk of the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon series to the Dharma seminar on “Lives of Vow and Faith.”  This talk references “Valley Sounds,...
April 7, 2022

Honoring the Lives of Our Ancestors - Dogen's Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon Talk 1

Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans give the first talk of the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon series to the Dharma seminar on “Honoring the Lives of Our Ancestors.” This talk references  “Valley...
April 2, 2022

Dogen on Birth and Death - Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 - Talk 5

Norman gives his fifth and last talk to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 on Dogen’s “Birth and Death.”
April 1, 2022

Dogen's Zazenshin (Zazen Only) - Talk 3 - Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 - Talk 4

Norman gives his third talk on Dogen’s “Zazenshin” or Zazen Only to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022.  This is the fourth talk of the Sesshin.
March 31, 2022

Dogen's Zazenshin (Zazen Only) - Talk 2 - Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 - Talk 3

Norman gives his second talk on Dogen’s “Zazenshin” or Zazen Only to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022.  This is the third talk of the Sesshin.
March 30, 2022

Dogen's Zazenshin (Zazen Only) - Talk 1 - Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 - Talk 2

Norman gives his first talk on Dogen’s “Zazenshin” or Zazen Only to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022.  This is the second talk of the Sesshin.
March 30, 2022

Seven Jhanas or Meditation States - Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 - Talk 1

Norman gives his first talk to the Santa Sabina Sesshin 2022 on “The Seven Jhanas ” or Meditation States.  
March 24, 2022

Dogen on Karma 2022 - Talk 4 - Identifying With Cause and Effect - Shobogenzo Case 90

Norman gives his fourth and last talk of the Dogen on Karma 2022 series on “Identifying With Cause and Effect” – Shobogenzo Case 90 as found in Kazuaki Tanahashi’s “Treasury...
March 17, 2022

Dogen on Karma 2022 - Talk 3 - Refrain From Unwholesome Action - Part 2 - Shobogenzo Case 11

Norman gives his third talk of the Dogen on Karma 2022 series on “Refrain From Unwholesome Action” – Part 2 – Shobogenzo Case 11 as found in Kazuaki Tanahashi’s “Treasury...
March 11, 2022

Dogen on Karma 2022 - Talk 2 - Refrain From Unwholesome Action - Shobogenzo Case 11

Norman gives his second talk of the Dogen on Karma 2022 series on “Refrain From Unwholesome Action” – Shobogenzo Case 11 as found in Kazuaki Tanahashi’s “Treasury of the True...
March 11, 2022

Guided Meditation - "Loving Kindness In Time of War"

Norman gives a Guided Meditation on “Loving Kindness In Time of War” in recognition of the current 2022 war in Ukraine.
March 3, 2022

Dogen on Karma 2022 - Talk 1 - Sue Moon - "Baizhang's Fox" - Chapter 76 and "Karma in the Three Realms"- Chapter 85 - Kabuki Tanahashi: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye - Shobo Genzo"

Sue Moon gives the first talk of the 2022 series of “Dogen on Karma” speaking on “Baizhang’s Fox” Chapter 76 and “Karma in the Three Realms” Chapter 85 of Kazuaki...
February 27, 2022

Zen Master Dongshan - Talk 5 - "Not Knowing is Most Intimate" - Jeff Bickner and Sue Moon - All Day Sitting February 2022

Jeff Bickner and Sue Moon speak on the koan “Not Knowing is Most Intimate” based on a conversation of Dongshan (Daizeng) and his student Fayen.  This Koan can be found...
February 25, 2022

Zen Master Dongshan - "Just This Is It" - Talk 4 - Taigen Dan Leighton

Taigen Dan Leighton gives the 4th and final talk on Zen Master Dongshan “Just this Is It:.  This series is based on Taigen Dan Leighton’s book of the same name...
February 18, 2022

Zen Master Dongshan - "Just This is It" - Talk 3 - More stories including Book of Serenity Case 49 and 98

Norman gives his third talk on stories of  Zen Master Dongshan – “Just This is It.”  This talk references the book by Daigen Dan Leighton: “Just This Is It :Dongshan...
February 13, 2022

My Psalms - Norman Fischer - Makor Or - February 6, 2022

Norman gives a talk on “My Psalms” to the Makor Or group February 6, 2022.
February 11, 2022

Zen Master Dongshan - "Just This is It - Talk 2 - Denkoruku "Transmission of the Lamp" Chapter 39 "Great Master Tozan Ryokai"

Norman gives his second talk on Zen Master Dongshan  “Just This Is It” koans and stories about this seminal zen master.  The reference books used are; Taigen Dan Leighton “Just...
February 3, 2022

Zen Master Dongshan - "Just This is It" - Talk 1- Case 49 Book of Serenity

Norman gives his first talk on Zen Master Dongshan, “Just This Is It”.  Koans and stories about this seminal zen master.  The reference books used are; Taigen Dan Leighton “Just...
February 3, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh on "The Heart Sutra" - All Day Sitting January 2022

Norman speaks on Thich Nhat Hanh’s version of the Heart Sutra, “The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore,” which can be found on the Plum Village website “plum...
January 28, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh Memorial and Dogen's Mana Shobogenzo Case 213 "The Bodhisattva of Miraculous Powers"

Norman leads a memorial service for Thich Nhat Hanh followed by Chris Fortin speaking on Dogen’s Mana Shobogenzo Case 213 “The Bodhisattva of Miraculous Powers.” This koan can be found...
January 20, 2022

Dogen's Mana Shobogenzo Case 102 - "Baizhang's Fox." Also Book of Serenity 8, Gateless Barrier (Mumonkan) 2

Chris Fortin an Norman Fischer both speak to the Dharma Seminar on “Baizhang’s Fox” Mana Shobogenzo case 102; also Book of Serenity case 8, and Gateless Barrier (Mumonkan) 2. In...
January 16, 2022

Dogen's Mana Shobogenzo Case 105 "The Bodhisattva of Compassion's Hands and Eyes"

Chris Fortin and Norman Fischer both speak to the Dharma Seminar on “The Bodhisattva of Compassion’s Hands and Eyes'” Mana Shobogenzo case 105; also Book of Serenity case 54 and...
January 6, 2022

Dogen's Mana Shobogenzo Case 34 - "The World-Honored One's "Intimate Speech"

Norman and Chris Fortin both speak on Dogen’s Mana Shobogenzo Case 34 – The World-Honored One’s “Intimate Speech.”  This case can be found in John Daido Loori’s  book “The True...
January 2, 2022

Book of Serenity Case 58 "The Diamond Scripture's Revilement" - All Day Sitting December 2021

Norman gives his talk to the EDZ December 2021 All Day Sitting on Case 58 of the Book of Serenity “The Diamond Scripture’s Revilement”.  In this koan the Commentary of...