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Norman Fischer's Dharma Talks
Norman Fischer
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Norman is a Zen priest and abbot, a husband, father, and a poet, a teacher with wide-ranging interests and passions. During almost 30 years at San Francisco Zen Center, he served as director, tenzo, tanto, operations manager and other positions. Norman retired as abbot of Zen Center in 2000 to take his teaching out into the world. He continues his involvement with the Zen Center as a senior Dharma teacher. Norman believes in the possibility of engaged renunciation: living a fully committed religious life that does not exclude family, work, and a passionate interest in the world. In addition to his teaching with the Everyday Zen sangha in the Bay Area, Norman is guiding teacher to four other groups: the Bellingham (WA) Zen Practice Group, the Mountain Rain Zen Community (Vancouver, BC., Mar de Jade (Mexico), and The New York Zen Circle (New York City).
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2013-10-21 Working with Anger 53:58
How to practice mindfulness & use practice slogans specifically to work with anger...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-06-10 Compassion 68:41
Salient notions and practices for self and others...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-07-02 The Iron Grindstone (or The Trouble with my Car) 59:23
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2011-10-20 Everyday Mind is the Way 54:29
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2011-09-19 Offering & Allowing 63:50
When you commit your life to practice, it's beyond personal benefit. You Allow what happens, you Offer your Life...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-12-13 The 1906 Earth Quake 50:57
How to work with suffering & fear - How people in the Earthquake experienced it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2009-08-24 Suffering 50:04
About the pervasiveness and usefulness of Suffering
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2009-02-16 The Raw Spot 63:21
Loss, pain and suffering leave us raw. But the rawness can bring us to a new birth. How to practice with difficult times, economic uncertainty.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2008-08-18 Big Problem 54:48
The human problem and what to do about it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2007-10-01 Facing Aggression 54:03
Turning away is so natural to us but we must turn toward the aggression within us if we want to overcome it. Our practice is to do this, be patient with what we find, and learn to let it come and go rather than fix it. Then we will be able to act with kindness, and to change this world inside and out.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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