February 15, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 7

Norman gives his seventh talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”. From: Mahayana Buddhism – Talk Seven By Zoketsu Norman Fischer | February...
February 8, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 6 - Lotus Sutra

Norman gives the sixth talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”. In this talk Norman speaks on the Lotus Sutra.
February 22, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 8

Norman gives his eighth and final talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
January 4, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 1

Norman begins the Dharma Seminar series on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
January 11, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 2

Norman gives the second talk of the Dharma Seminar series on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
January 18, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 3

Norman gives his third talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
January 25, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 4

Norman gives his fourth talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
February 1, 2011

Mahayana Buddhism 5

Chris Fortin gives the fifth talk on Mahayana Buddhism based on Paul Williams’ book “Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations”.
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)...
December 18, 2007

Buddha's Words - Talk 13 - 2013 Series

Thirteenth of Series of talks on the Pali Canon based on the book “In the Buddha’s Words” by Bhikkhu Bodhi Buddha’s Words (Talk 13 of 13) By Zoketsu Norman Fischer...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 5, 2005

Buddha's Words -Talk 01 - Series 2005

First of Series of talks on the Pali Canon based on the book “In the Buddha’s Words” by Bhikkhu Bodhi.  This book is an anthology drawing primarily of the first...
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...
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...
September 11, 2007

Prajna Paramita in 8,000 Lines - 2007 (Part 2 of 4)

Second 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 2 of 4) By...
April 28, 2012

Five Hindrances - Talk 1 - 2012 Series

Norman gives a talk on the Five Hindrances to the San Francisco Zen Center. The five hindrances are identified as mental factors that hinder progress in meditation and in our daily lives.  Within the Mahayana tradition,...
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,...
October 9, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 -- Talk 4

Norman gives his fourth talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 series to the Dharma Seminar. In this talk Norman speaks on Sila Paramita – moral and ethical conduct. Norman will...
January 8, 2016

Old Path White Clouds - Talk 1 - 2016 Series

Norman initiates his series with Talk #1 on “Old Path White Clouds” by Thich Nhat Hanh at the January 2016 Bay Area Dharma Seminar. Excerpt from this talk on the...
September 30, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 - Talk 3

Norman gives his third talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 series to the Dharma Seminar. Norman will be referencing two books in this series:  Dale Wright: The Six Perfections: Buddhism...
October 22, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 - Talk 6

 Norman gives the sixth talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 series to the Dharma Seminar. Norman will be referencing two books in this series:  Dale Wright: The Six Perfections: Buddhism...
September 22, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 - Talk 1

Norman gives his first talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 series to the Dharma Seminar. Norman will be referencing two books in this series:  Dale Wright: The Six Perfections: Buddhism...
September 24, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 - Talk 2 - Jeff Goldfien

Shuso Jeff Goldfien gives the second talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 to the Dharma Seminar. Jeff and Norman will be referencing two books in this series:  Dale Wright: The Six...
November 4, 2015

Six Paramitas 2015 - Talk 7 - Compassion

Norman gives the seventh talk on the Six Paramitas 2015 series on Compassion to the Dharma Seminar. Norman will be referencing two books in this series:  Dale Wright: The Six...
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...