For December, we’re celebrating compassion on Lion’s Roar and in Shambhala Sun. Here, Norman Fischer says giving is the Buddha way.
Norman Fischer on sex, family, love and liberation: “The oceanic impulse toward enlightenment not only for ourselves but for all beings.”
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.
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.
Nine teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s a joyous opportunity.
In Zen, wisdom comes from personal experience. Everyone is a student – even the teachers.
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.