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Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses (2017)

In 2017, Norman gave a series of seven talks on Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses to the Vancouver Mountain Rain Zen Community. This classic Buddhist text, a series of short, elegant 4-line poems in Sanskrit, includes the most profound teachings of the Yogācāra (Mind Only) school and is one of the most important teachings that stands behind Zen.

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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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...
February 16, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Talk 2

Norman gives the second 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...
February 9, 2024

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Suzuki Roshi – Talk 1

Norman gives the first 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...
February 6, 2024

Introduction to the 2024 Everyday Zen Practice Period

Norman and Shuso Anlor Davin give the introductory talk to the Everyday Zen 2024 Practice Period at the All Day Sitting at Green Gulch Farm Green Dragon Temple. Suggested donation:...
February 1, 2024

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 10

Norman gives his tenth and final talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly...
January 29, 2024

Kshanti Paramita – “Facing Suffering” – Upaya Zen Center – 1/28/24

Norman gives a talk on “Kshanti Paramita” – “Facing Suffering” to the Upaya Zen Center Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!  
January 29, 2024

Whole Hearted Response to Suffering – NYZC for Contemplative Care – 1/27/24

Norman gives a talk on “Whole Hearted Response to Suffering” to the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
January 26, 2024

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 9

Norman gives his ninth talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
January 18, 2024

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 8

Norman gives his eighth talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
January 11, 2024

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 7

Norman gives his seventh talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
December 20, 2023

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 6

Norman gives his sixth talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
December 18, 2023

Chanukah – Makor Or – December 10,2013

Norman gives a talk at Manor Or on “Chanukah.”
December 18, 2023

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 5

Norman gives his fifth talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 11 – “Living the Awakened Life”

NormanFischer gives the eleventh and final talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “Living the Awakened Life.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without...
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 10 – Kathie Fischer – “The Story of Utama”

KathieFischer gives the tenth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “The Story of Utama.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank...
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 9 – “Buddha’s Enlightenment”

Norman Fischer gives the ninth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “Buddha’s Enlightenment.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 8 – Kathie Fischer – “Whales and the Story of Patachara”

Kathie Fischer gives the eighth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “Whales and the Story of Patachara.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online...
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 7 – Discovering the Truth

Norman Fischer gives the seventh talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “Discovering the Truth.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank...
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk Six – Kathie Fischer – “Story of Kisagotami”

Kathie Fischer gives the sixth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “The Story of Kisagotami.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 5 – The Buddha’s First Talk

Norman Fischer gives the fifth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “The Buddha’s First Talk.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....
December 10, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 4 – Kathie Fischer – Zen Forms an Equanimity

Kathie Fischer gives the fourth talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “Zen Forms and Equanimity.” Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....
December 9, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 3 – The Buddha

Norman Fischer gives the third talk of the Mar de Jade 2023 Sesshin on “The Buddha. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
December 9, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin – Talk 2 – Kathie Fischer – Buddha Kundalakesa

Kathie Fischer gives the second talk of the Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 on “Buddha Kundalakesa”. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
December 9, 2023

Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 – Talk 1 – How to Practice

Norman gives the first talk of the Mar de Jade Sesshin 2023 on “How to Practice”. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!
December 4, 2023

Vasubanhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 4

Norman gives his fourth talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
November 20, 2023

Philip Whalen Journals – SFZC – November 11, 2023

Norman gives a talk to the San Francisco Zen Center on “Philip Whalen Journals. Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it. Thank you!  
November 20, 2023

Vasubandhu’s Three Natures – Yogachara Mind Only School – Talk 3

Norman gives his third talk on “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” of the Yogachara (Mind Only School). Our main text will be the book “Vasubandhu’s Three Natures” by Ben Connelly as well...
November 20, 2023

Buddha on Truth and Teachers – All Day Sitting November 2024

Norman gives a dharma talk on “Buddha on Truth and Teachers” to the November 2024 All Day Sitting Suggested donation: $7 https://bit.ly/donate-edz-online-teachings We cannot continue offering teachings online without it....