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.
Nine teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s a joyous opportunity.
Thich Nhat Hanh offers his new translation of the Heart Sutra, which teaches transcendent wisdom, and Norman Fischer offers comment.
The strength of mind that comes from meditation, says Norman Fischer, can help us end the denial that keeps a world of problems spinning.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer extols the beauty and benefit of spiritual friendship on the Buddhist path.
On the Buddhist path, our intention deepens into commitment and then into vow. At that point, our intentions and our life become one.
There may be no good or evil in absolute reality says Norman Fischer, but in the relative world there certainly is.