The Way of Zen

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307784347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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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.

Zen Zen

die Weisheit des Nichtstuns

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451052712

Category:

Page: 159

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Die Illusion des Ich

on the taboo against knowing who you are

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217175

Category:

Page: 223

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

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781406791013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

View: 4027

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 Spirit of Zen

A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Pomona Press

ISBN: 1443733512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 137

View: 3026

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 Liberation

Essays and Lectures on the Transformation of the Self

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

View: 5424

Alan Watts helped shape the thinking of a generation through his efforts to introduce and interpret Asian wisdom in the West. This collection of essays and lectures spans his career, from his first essay on Zen Buddhism in 1955 to his final seminar, given only weeks before he died in 1973. The last essay The Practice of Meditation is written and illustrated in his own hand.

Zen Sex

The Way of Making Love

Author: Philip T. Sudo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 1312

Zen philosophy tells us that the great truth of the universe applies to all things at all times. Every moment of life, from guitar playing to working at the computer, to making love, offers a chance for Zen realization. Just awaken to that truth, Zen masters say; how and where do not matter. Sex offers the same opportunity for enlightenment as anything else. Zen Sex guides readers to the realization of that opportunity with "The Ten Stages of Zen Sex" and "The Six Principles in the Way of Making Love." Philip Sudo reminds our sex-obsessed age that not only is sex a fundamentally spiritual endeavour, it is indeed sacred. This elegant, gorgeous book will appeal not only to Zen practitioners, but to any one looking for enlightenment and spirituality in all aspects of life. Great gift potential. Good for the sex book audience, Zen practitioners and readers looking for meaningful sex. While there are quite a few books that deal with spirituality and sex from the Tantric and Taoist tradition, no other book has brought together Zen and sex. Easy-to-do practices help readers learn and experience Zen sex.

Der Lauf des Wassers

die Lebensweisheit des Taoismus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458346395

Category: Taoism

Page: 213

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The Way of Zen

Author: David Scott,Tenshin Fletcher

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9780312206208

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1643

Zen and the Way of the Sword

Arming the Samurai Psyche

Author: Winston Lee King

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195068108

Category: History

Page: 265

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How the samurai cultivated Zen, relating its teaching of a free and spontaneous mind to the experience of a warrior in individual combat, and finding philosophical strength in Zen as they prepared themselves for death.

Taking the Path of Zen

Author: Robert Aitken

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466895233

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 9234

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.

This Is It

and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307784320

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Six revolutionary essays exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

The Ways of Religion

Author: Roger Eastman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religions

Page: 597

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Talking Zen

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 8537

A collection of previously unpublished essays and talks given by Watts in the 1960s, transcribed and edited by his son.

The Way of Korean Zen

Author: Kusan Sunim

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826933

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 3257

The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master, translated by Martine Batchelor. Kusan Sunim provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction by Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs, provides both a biography of the author and a brief history of Korean Zen.

The Natural Way of Zen Shiatsu

Author: David Sergel

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 6921

A comprehensive union of shiatsu massage with macrobiotic nutritional philosophy, this practical guide to Oriental ideas of health and healing includes an exercise program, diagnostic techniques, an illustrated guide to shiatsu massage, and clear explanations of the concepts of ki energy and yin and yang. 23 diagrams. 404 photos.