Author : Alan Watts
Publisher :
Release :1962
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1057748354

Author : Alan W. Watts
Publisher :
Release :1967
Total pages :252
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:930681698

Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Pomona Press
Release :2008-11
Total pages :137
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781443733519

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

Author : Alan W. Watts
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2011-02-16
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307784346

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.

Author : Alan W. Watts
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release :2013-04-16
Total pages :152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781447493150

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

Author : Alan Watts
Publisher :
Release :1955
Total pages :20
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : PSU:000000205443

Author : Robert Aitken
Publisher : North Point Press
Release :2015-12-15
Total pages :168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781466895232

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.

Author : Solala Tower
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
Release :2017-02
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1780289901

Zen is probably the most well known yet misunderstood version of Buddhism in the West. The Spirit of Zen presents the most basic principles and practices of Zen in a simple yet authentic fashion. The Spirit of Zen guides you down the path to enlightenment with stories, history and practical guidance from the masters of Zen. Often the stories contained in these teachings are an attempt to shake the student out of his or her complacent accepting of 'things as they are.' By bypassing the ordinary mindset, the often puzzling actions of the Zen master to his students awaken something in them they didn't know they had. This is all part of the attempt of the master to awaken the student to the reality of his or her own being and place in the great scheme of things. By using these radical forms of teaching, the master is jolting the student out of any preconceptions they may have about spiritual attainment. Thus the famous dictum 'If you see the Buddha in the road, kill him.' The stories are arranged according to theme: Gradual Enlightenment, Sudden Enlightenment, Teaching Stories, Paradoxical Teaching, Eccentric Masters etc. Most of them are from traditional sources with some original additions from Taoist expert Solala Towler. The simple yet profound truths of spiritual practice and awakening are often best learned from stories, rather than ponderous dissertation. These stories are profound and illuminating while also being entertaining, contain the kernel or true flavor of Zen.

Author : Eugen Herrigel
Publisher : Vintage
Release :1974
Total pages :124
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780394712444

The author investigates the philosophy, methodology, and cultural manifestations of Zen Buddhism, drawing upon his six years of training in Japan

Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Tuttle Pub
Release :1992
Total pages :137
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0804817987

Describes, in plain language but without robbing the subject of its provocative subtlety, how one can prepare for a life of Zen.