Synopses & Reviews
Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work, now available on CD
Narrated by Ralph Blum, this audio program presents readings of carefully chosen selections from Alan Wattss classic bestseller, illuminated by rare recordings of the author personally commenting and elaborating on the key concepts and ideas of his seminal work including:
• The history of Zen
• The principles and practice of Zen
• The tradition of Za-Zen (meditation) and the Koan
• The integration of Zen into every aspect of life
THE WAY OF ZEN presents an understandable, inspirational, and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism—a way of liberation—that may be one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world.
“No one has given such a concise...introduction to the whole history of this Far Eastern development of Buddhist thought as Alan Watts.” —Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces
An understandable, inspirational and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism
The Way of Zen
presents an understandable, inspirational and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism - "a way of liberation" that may be one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world.
For the first time on audio tape, The Way of Zen presents readings of carefully-chosen selections from Alan Watts' classic bestseller, illuminated by rare recordings of the author personally commenting on some of the concepts and ideas in the book.
About the Author
Alan W. Watts
(1915-1973) was instrumental in introducing Eastern thought to Western civilization. He held both a masters degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, and is best known as an interpreter of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general, and Zen Buddhism in particular. He earned his reputation of being one of the most original philosophers of the century. He was the author of hundreds of articles on philosophy and religion, and thirty-three books which have been translated into eleven languages.