In the wake of 9/11, Norman Fischer wrote this essay about bearing witness to tragedy. His message remains relevant in all times of trouble.
Farmers, grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, teachers—we’re not just interdependent with essential workers such as these; we’re dependent. Norman Fischer on fair wages for all.
In Zen, wisdom comes from personal experience. Everyone is a student – even the teachers.
We all have an attitude, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, our own way of approaching life. You can start to take a bodhisattva’s attitude toward life by practicing generosity and appreciation.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
All that we are and experience is mind, explains Zen teacher Norman Fischer. That mind is original enlightenment itself. From the March 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar.
Norman Fischer looks at the koan “Dasui’s Aeonic Fire” and takes on the end of the world. It’s happening right now, he says, but probably not in the way that you think.
No matter what the conflict appears to be about, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, it always come down to defending our shaky sense of self.
The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths.