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.
Tis always the season for giving. Six Buddhist teachers on why generosity is the starting place of all the virtues.
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.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer applies five mind-training slogans to anger and other emotions.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer’s commentary on Mumonkan Case 14: Nanchuan’s Cat.
When life is tough, this ancient set of Buddhist slogans can offer six powerful techniques to transform obstacles into awakening and benefit.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer discovers the life-changing — and society-changing — power of really knowing other people’s pain.
It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.
If you contemplate these traditional contemplations, the “four great reflections,” you will strengthen your intention to practice.
10 teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s a joyous opportunity.