Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work.
Narrated by Sean Runnette, this audio program presents Alan Watts's classic bestseller, introducing Western listeners to Zen Buddhism and elaborating on the key concepts including:
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.
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This book is in my TOP 10 list of all books.
It is the a great book about the history the history and the evolution of ZEN into its stage, which is known today. Especially the way Watts not describes it and talks about the non-describable aspects, the gaps between things in the context of eastern and western mindset make it a timeless source of inspiration.
Watts is truly brilliant and creatively lucid. The way of zen is simply action. Nothing else. Wish it could have been read by Watts himself ;)
This book had a good overall scope of Zen, however as a "beginner" I found it hard to follow at times. Those with a deeper understanding in their journey would probably benefit more than I did. I may try it again at another point in my studies.
"An illuminating book that I'll have to listen to several times"
As the books discusses the more I try to grasp the ideas it describes the more illusive the concepts seem to be. I think the narrator is perfect. I'll be listening to this several times to hopefully get a Zen-like appreciation of its message.
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