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...
February 3, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 4 - January 2019

Chris Fortin presents the fourth talk in the Dharma Seminar series on the Heart Sutra in January 2019 > View the pdf
January 24, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 3 - January 2019

Chris Fortin presents the third talk in the Dharma Seminar series on the Heart Sutra > View the pdf
January 17, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 2 - January 2019

Chris Fortin presents the second talk in the Dharma Seminar on the Heart Sutra > View the pdf
January 14, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 1 - January 2019

Chris Fortin presents the first talk in the Seminar series on The Heart Sutra > View the pdf
February 9, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 5 - February 2019

Chris Fortin presents the fifth talk in the Dharma Seminar series on the Heart Sutra in February 2019 > View the pdf
February 17, 2019

The Heart Sutra - Talk 6 - February 2019

Chris Fortin presents the sixth talk on the Heart Sutra to the Dharma Seminar in February 2019 > View the pdf
April 8, 2008

Platform Sutra 2008 - Talk 1

First of a series of talks on the Platform Sutra, Red Pine edition. Platform Sutra 1 Zoketsu Norman Fischer May 10,2008 Transcribed and edited by Mary Wilson and Barbara Byrum...
May 20, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 2 - 2008 Series`

Second talk on the Diamond Sutra, Red Pine Edition Diamond Sutra 2 By Zoketsu Norman Fischer | May 21, 2008 Abridged and edited by Barbara Byrum and Deborah Russell The...
June 24, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 2 - 2008 Series

The Diamond Sutra is a Mahayana sutra from the genre of Prajnaparamita (‘perfection of wisdom’) sutras. In this series Norman will referernce the Diamond Sutra – Red Pine Edition.  This is...
May 6, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 1 - 2008 Series

The Diamond Sutra is a Mahayana sutra from the genre of Prajnaparamita (‘perfection of wisdom’) sutras. In this series Norman will referernce the Diamond Sutra – Red Pine Edition. Our apologies...
September 4, 2007

Prajna Paramita in 8,000 Lines - 2007 (Part 1 of 4)

First in a series of four talks on “The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines” translated by Edward Conze. Prajna Paramita in 8,000 Lines (Part 1 of 4) By...
November 25, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 5 - 2008 Series

The Diamond Sutra is a Mahayana sutra from the genre of Prajnaparamita (‘perfection of wisdom’) sutras. In this series Norman will referernce the Diamond Sutra – Red Pine Edition.  Norman covers...
November 11, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 4 - 2008 Series

  The Diamond Sutra is a Mahayana sutra from the genre of Prajnaparamita (‘perfection of wisdom’) sutras. In this series Norman will referernce the Diamond Sutra – Red Pine Edition. This...
February 28, 2001

Practicing Every Day Zen

In this talk, Zoketsu describes key attitudes and practices for studying and practicing Zen as in a committed way within the matrix of everyday life.The mission statement of my organization,...
May 27, 2008

Diamond Sutra - Talk 3 - 2008 Series

he Diamond Sutra is a Mahayana sutra from the genre of Prajnaparamita (‘perfection of wisdom’) sutras. In this series Norman will referernce the Diamond Sutra – Red Pine Edition.  This is...
September 25, 2007

Prajna Paramita in 8,000 Lines - 2007 (Part 3 of 4)

Third in a series of four talks on “The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines” translated by Edward Conze. Prajna Paramita in 8,000 Lines (Part 3 of 4) By...
May 26, 2010

Four Immeasurables - Equanimity (Upeksha) - Talk 4 - 2010 Series

Norman speaks on Equanitmity (Upeksha) the fourth and final of the Four Immeasurables. Norman refers to the book “The Four Immeasurables: Cultivating a Boundless Heart by Alan Wallace. Equanimity (Upekkhā)...
February 2, 2023

Surangama Sutra 2023 - Talk 1

Norman gives his first talk of the Surangama Sutra 2023 series.  This series is based on the “The Surangama Sutra” version published by the Buddhist Text Translation Society.  Norman also...
September 19, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 1 - September All Day Sitting

Norman opens the 2021 Everyday Zen Practice Period and gives his first talk of the Platform Sutra 2021. In the Platform Sutra Hui-neng (sixth patriarch) confers the formless precepts of...
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...
September 24, 2021

Platform Sutra 2021 - Talk 2

Norman gives his second 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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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...