The Way of Zen


  • Author : Alan Wilson Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1974
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Way of Zen


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1967
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Way of Zen


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1962
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Spirit of Zen


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Pomona Press
  • Release : 2008-11
  • ISBN : 1443733512
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Here is something quite unfamiliar to the West, something which will appeal strongly to all who are trying to find deeper reality in life than philosophy and conventional religion can express. Historically, Zen is an aspect of Buddhism, but in itself it is so vital and elusive that it escapes definition. To be understood it must be lived. As a way of life it is the highest achievement of the Chinese spirit and the inspiration of its greatest art. Through Zen, Chinese culture reinforms our own with new meaning and offers us altogether new possibilities in a world of change. Contents Include: The Origins of Zen The Secret of Zen The Technique of Zen Life in a Zen Community Zen and the Civilization of the Far East

The Way of Zen


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-02-16
  • ISBN : 0307784347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Way of Zen begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions. It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts's narrative clears away the mystery while enhancing the mystique of Zen. Since the first publication of this book in 1957, Zen Buddhism has become firmly established in the West. As Zen has taken root in Western soil, it has incorporated much of the attitude and approach set forth by Watts in The Way of Zen, which remains one of the most important introductory books in Western Zen.

The Spirit of Zen - A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 144749315X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Here is something quite unfamiliar to the West, something which will appeal strongly to all who are trying to find deeper reality in life than philosophy and conventional religion can express. Historically, Zen is an aspect of Buddhism, but in itself it is so vital and elusive that it escapes definition. To be understood it must be lived. As a way of life it is the highest achievement of the Chinese spirit and the inspiration of its greatest art. Through Zen, Chinese culture reinforms our own with new meaning and offers us altogether new possibilities in a world of change. Contents Include: The Origins of Zen The Secret of Zen The Technique of Zen Life in a Zen Community Zen and the Civilization of the Far East

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts (Summary)


  • Author : QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
  • Publisher : QuickRead.com
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn about the history and practice of Zen. Have you ever felt a longing for peace or for a simpler time? Have you ever wondered, “What’s the meaning of life?” In our chaotic modern society, many of us are bombarded with these daily longings and concerns, and we often feel helpless to find answers. The Way of Zen (1957) invites us to take a step back by exploring the history and practice of Zen. (Fun fact: Zen and Buddhism are not the same thing!) As we understand the tenets of Zen and apply them to our lives, Alan W. Watts posits that we will find peace and calm.

The Way of Liberation in Zen Buddhism


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1955
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Taking the Path of Zen


  • Author : Robert Aitken
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release : 2015-12-15
  • ISBN : 1466895233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, teacher-student relations, and koan study, as well as common problems and milestones encountered in the process. Throughout the book the author returns to zazen, offering further advice and more advanced techniques. The orientation extends to various religious attitudes and includes detailed discussions of the Three Treasures and the Ten Precepts of Zen Buddhism. Taking the Path of Zen will serve as orientation and guide for anyone who is drawn to the ways of Zen, from the simply curious to the serious Zen student.

What Is Zen?


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2010-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781577318170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A fervent, lifelong student of Zen, Alan Watts shows us that it is both an experience — a singular, powerful moment of realization — and a simple way of life, with an awareness that affects every moment of every day. Adopted by mainstream America in a way that carries only a vague association of its roots in Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts makes it clear that any exploration of Zen must understand and embrace its roots as a form of Buddhist practice derived from its Chinese and East Indian sources. Examining the background of Zen in East Indian religion, Watts shows us its evolution through the religion of China. Zen is a synthesis of the contemplative insight of Indian religion and the dynamic liveliness of Taoism as they came together in the pragmatic, practical environment of Confucian China. Watts gives us great insight into the living moment of satori and the release of nirvana, as well as the methods of meditation that are current today, and the influence of Zen culturally in the arts of painting and pottery.