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Kathie Fischer on The Platform Sutra

In the spring of 2020, Kathie Fischer gave a series of 4 talks at Dharma Seminar on the Platform Sutra and the teachings of the sixth ancestor Hui-neng. As we embark on our own study of this text for Practice Period, these talks are freshly relevant, expanding our engagement with this seminal text.

Norman on Dōgen

Last December, Norman gave a series of talks on Dōgen’s “Dharma Blossoms Turn Dharma Blossoms.” The fascicle is about the Lotus Sutra, the focus of last fall’s Practice Period. But as Norman explains, it is based on a saying in the Platform Sutra, our topic for the 2021 Practice Period. These talks thus form a bridge between the two Practice Periods.

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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...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Six Dharma Gates - Talk 11 - December 2021

Norman Fischer presents his 11 th talk on Dogen’s fascicle, Zuimonki, in the Mar De Jade series in December 2021. Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Zuimonki - Talk 9 - Kathy Fischer - December 2021

Kathie Fischer presents her talk on Dogen’s fasicle, Zuimonki, as talk 9 to Mar De Jade in December 2021 Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and most approachable...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Zuimonki - Talk 8 - December 2021

  Kathie Fischer presents her talk on Dogen fascicle, Zuimonki, as Talk 8 in the series. Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and most approachable teachings from Dogen,...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Buddhas Enlightenment - Talk 7 - December 2021

Norman Fischer presents his talk on Buddha’s Enlightenment as Talk 7 in the series.  
December 19, 2021

.Mar De Jade - Zuimonki - Talk 6 - December 2021

Norman Fischer presents his talk on Dogen fascicle, Zuimonki, as Talk 6 in the series. Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and most approachable teachings from Dogen, the most...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Zuimonki - Talk 5 - Six Dharma Gates - December 2021

Norman Fischer presents his talk on Six Dharma Gates to the Mar De Jade as Talk 5 in the series.
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Zuimonki - Zuimonki - Talk 4 - Zuimonki - December 2021

 – Norman Fischer presents his talk on Dogen’s fascicle, Zuimonki, as Talk 4 in the series. Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and most approachable teachings from Dogen, the...
December 19, 2021

Mar De Jade - Zuimonki Talk 3 - Kathie Fischer - December 2021

Kathie Fischer presents her talk on Dogen fascicle, Zuimonki, as Talk 3 in the series. Dogen’s Shobogenzo Zuimonki by Eihei Dogen – The clearest and most approachable teachings from Dogen, the most...
December 17, 2021

Saigyo Talk 3

Norman gives the third and last talk to the Dharma Seminar on poet Saigyo Hoshi.  Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. He...
December 12, 2021

Dharma Is A Mirror Of Your Mind - Jaune Evans - Poet Saigyo Hoshi Talk 2

Jaune Evans gives the second talk to the Dharma Seminar on poet Saigyo Hoshi entitled “Dharma is a Mirror of Your Mind.”  Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of...
December 6, 2021

Hanukah Light - Makor Or - November 2021

Norman gives his talk on Hanukah Light to MakorOr in November 2021.
December 6, 2021

Saigyo Introduction - December 2021

Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. He later took the pen name Saigyō, meaning “Western Journey”, a reference to Amida Buddha and the...
November 22, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 16 - November All Day Sitting

Norman gives his sixteenth and final talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series on the Denkoroku to the November All Day Sitting.  In the Platform Sutra Hi-neng (sixth patriarch) confers...
November 19, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 15 - Denkoroku

Norman gives his fifteenth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series on the Denkoroku to the Dharma Seminar. In the Platform Sutra Hi-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of...
November 11, 2021

Guided Meditation - Presence - Conflict Resolution Professionals - November 2021

Norman gives a Guided Meditation on “Presence” to the Conflict Resolution Professionals group.
November 11, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 14

Norman gives his fourteenth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the Dharma Seminar.  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the Southern School...
November 4, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 13 - Shuso Talk 3

Shuso Eva Bovenzi gives the thirteenth talk (Shuso talk 3) of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the Dharma Seminar.  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless...
October 30, 2021

Sesshin Talk 6 - Eva Bovenzi Shuso Talk 2 Video

Shuso Eva Bovenzi gives her second Shuso talk to the EDZ 2021 Sesshin on art and awakening using historical art and her own original works.  This is a video presentation.
October 30, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 12 - Sesshin Talk 5

Norman gives his twelfth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to EDZ 2021 Sesshin (Talk 3).  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the Southern...
October 30, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 11 - Sesshin Talk 4

Norman gives his eleventh talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to EDZ 2021 Sesshin (Talk 3).  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the Southern...
October 28, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 10 - Sesshin talk 3

Norman gives his tenth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to EDZ 2021 Sesshin (Talk 3).  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the...
October 27, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 9 - Sesshin Talk 2

Norman gives his ninth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the EDZ 2021 Sesshin (talk 2 ).  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts...
October 27, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 8 - Sesshin Talk 1

Norman gives his eighth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the EDZ 2021 Sesshin (talk 1).  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the...
October 23, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 7

Norman gives his seventh talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the Dharma Seminar at the October All Day Sitting.  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the...
October 14, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 6 - Shuso Eva Bovenzi - The Truly Good Friend of the Platform Sutra

Shuso Eva Bovenzi gives the sixth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the Dharma Seminar. In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of the Southern...
October 13, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 5 - October All Day Sitting

Norman gives his fifth talk of the Platform Sutra 2021 series to the Dharma Seminar at the October All Day Sitting.  In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the...