Norman Fischer on Love and Practice

The wonderful Zen teacher Norman Fischer recently gave a graduation speech for Stanford University. I was so imaged by the talk that I used a few pieces to invite the sangha to reflect on the central importance of love in a life of meaning, the commitment and practice that real love requires, and the "uselessness" of spiritual practice in a conventional sense. I read from an edited version of the speech that appeared in the November 2014 issues of the Shambhala Sun.

Inquiry recording:

YouTube of the actual speech by Norman Fischer:

Prepared transcript of the speech: