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No Teacher of Zen

By: Zoketsu Norman Fischer | 02/22/2014
In Topics: Buddhist Psychology, Meditation and Mindfulness, Zen Koans

From the beginning, Norman Fischer never had much use for Zen teachers — and he still doesn’t. But after years of being one himself, he has a fuller appreciation of the role a teacher plays.

No Teacher of Zen
Buddhadharma Magazine, Oct 21, 2019

Originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Buddhadharma Magazine, this is essay is now available online at the link above. It can also be found in the collection of Norman’s essays, When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen, edited by Cynthia Schrager.