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Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

very good intro. the first half is more history, the second 'application' if you want to call it that... Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Cameron - Goodreads

It may be my lack of knowledge in the history of (Zen) Buddhism and its practices, but I loved this all the way through. Watts has a way of bringing up everything important, leave the unnecessary out, and continually show how the relevant information is interconnected. Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Lee - Goodreads

Informative, if slightly repetitive. The futility of being "intentionally unintentional or purposely spontaneous", of trying not try, seeking not to seek, and so on, are repeated what feels like ... Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Todd Diedrich - Goodreads

Not mind blowing, but an excellent book on the history and philosophy of Zen. Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Bob Nichols - Goodreads

Watts provides a good history and summary of Zen's origins and its practices. According to Watts, Zen involves the breaking of the egoistic will (by letting go of its attempt to control) and following ... Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Arjun Ravichandran - Goodreads

Decent introduction to Zen Buddhism, taking the reader from its origins in Taoism and Indian Buddhism, and its culmination into Zen ; the prose isn't crackling and the quasi-historical tone may not be relevant to those who simply want to know the essence of Zen, so to speak. Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Bookworm28 - Goodreads

Too highbrow, which really obscures true comprehension of what Zen is, a contradiction to Zen practice. Valuable factually and theoretically, but to be understood mostly on an intellectual level ... Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Rick Goff - Goodreads

Wow! This little book is amazing in its efficiency. It takes a philosophical topic that is in every way foreign to the modern Western mind. It provides history, philosophy, practice and art criticism ... Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - May - Goodreads

Abandoned till further notice. I'm finding it impossible to grasp the meanings the author is trying to convey. Read full review

Review: The Way of Zen

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

Mmm, delicious zen. Good stuff, this book. History of, practice of, art of, philosophy and lack thereof of, and etc. Clearly and intelligently written. Read full review


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