Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
27 Apr 2017

Upaya Zen Center

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A Santa Fe, NM Zen center and community with retreats, daily meditation, weekly Dharma talks on Buddhist teachings

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    Norman Fischer: It All Comes Down To One Finger

    Episode Description: Roshi Norman Fischer begins this talk with Case 84 from the Book of Serenity. Roshi Norman tells us that the “One Finger Zen” of the story represents a “simple pivot that causes your life to fall into place.” This is not “a cognitive insight, but dynamic living action,” he tells us. He then turns […]

  • Posted on 25 Apr 2017

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    Norman Fischer: Vasubandhu’s States of Mind

    Episode Description: Roshi Norman Fischer begins his talk by examining the distinction between a careful practice of paying attention and a spontaneous “cutting through.” He then turns to the nature of our self consciousness, which is obsessed with itself, alienating us from ourselves and the outside world, leading to suffering. Of meditation as a means to […]

  • Posted on 24 Apr 2017

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    Norman Fischer & Kathie Fischer: Stories from the Book of Serenity (Part 5 – Last)

    Episode Description: In the program’s final session, Roshi Norman Fischer and Sensei Kathie Fischer examine the final case of the program. “How do we put things down?” Sensei Kathie asks, wondering how we can allow ourselves to have the capacity to tend to and love each moment that arises. “It’s not that there is lots of […]

  • Posted on 23 Apr 2017

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    Norman Fischer & Kathie Fischer: Stories from the Book of Serenity (Part 4)

    Episode Description: Roshi Norman Fischer and Sensei Kathie Fischer spend the evening taking questions from program participants. They end by briefly introducing Case 54. To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope you will consider making a suggested donation of $25 to our Dharma Podcast Fund. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access […]

  • Posted on 23 Apr 2017

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    Norman Fischer & Kathie Fischer: Stories from the Book of Serenity (Part 3)

    Episode Description: In this session, Roshi Norman Fischer and Sensei Kathie Fischer introduce Case 60. Sensei Kathy provides some historical context, and Roshi Norman compares the cases of the Book of Serenity to legal cases: laws are applied to individuals create precedents, which in turn are used in the understanding of the law. Buddhism is meaningless […]

  • Posted on 22 Apr 2017

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