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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Vom Geist des Zen

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458350644

Category:

Page: 138

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Zen als Lebenspraxis

Author: Robert Aitken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896314253

Category:

Page: 190

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Weisheit des ungesicherten Lebens

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426421402

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5804

Der moderne Mensch will das Leben immer stärker planen und kontrollierbar machen. Er treibt einen unglaublichen technischen Aufwand, nur um sich sicherer zu fühlen. Dahinter steckt ein ängstliches Ich, das sich von der Welt bedroht fühlt. Alan Watts zeigt den Weg in eine tiefere Dimension des Bewusstseins, in der man dem Leben vollkommen offen und furchtlos zu begegnen lernt.

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 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: 8926

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.

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 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: 6705

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

Zen Sex

The Way of Making Love

Author: Philip T. Sudo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7394

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.

The Way of Zen

Author: David Scott,Tenshin Fletcher

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9780312206208

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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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 Ltd

ISBN: 144749315X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 2113

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

What Is Zen?

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318170

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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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.

Talking Zen

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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A collection of previously unpublished essays and talks given by Watts in the 1960s, transcribed and edited by his son.

Nature, Man, and Woman

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679732330

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 6598

Contrasting Christian and Taoist thought, the philosopher explores the roots of man's estrangement from nature and its relationship to modern social, psychological, and sexual anxieties

Zen & the Beat Way

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804831178

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 3409

As described in Jack Kerouac's "Dharma Blues", Zen had a strong appeal to the Beat generation. In this collection of essays--based on a selection of radio talks and lectures given in the late 1950s and early 1960s--philosopher Watts explores the many aspects of Zen and Eastern thought that served as an inspiration for the Beat generation.

The Way of Korean Zen

Author: Kusan Sunim

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826933

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7297

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.