Zen: The Supreme Experience - The Newly Discovered Scripts

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Vega, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 223 pages
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Embark on a personal exploration of the spirituality that is Zen Buddhism. Your guide on this powerful and enriching journey is the late Alan Watts, who was one of the foremost interpreters of Eastern thought for the modern West. The material in this remarkable volume has never before been published. Comprised of his acclaimed radio transcripts, it represents a major new work from the most famous author on Zen. Throughout, Watts' unique insights will help you understand the very essence of Zen. He will lead you beyond yourself and into a world of silent and mystical space. With wit and lucidity, he discusses the nature of the self and the mystery of existence, presenting Zen both from his standpoint as a scholar with a deep understanding of Judeo-Christian traditions and as a Westerner who found meaning in Zen Buddhism.

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About the author (2002)

Alan Watts was born in England in 1915 and received his early education at King's School, Canterbury. He received a master's degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois and an honorary doctorate of divinity from the University of Vermont. He wrote his first book, The Spirit of Zen, at the age of twenty and went on to write over twenty other books including The Way of Zen, The Book, and Tao: The Watercourse Way, which though never fully completed was published after the author's death and introduced thousands of readers to Taoist thought.
In addition to being an acclaimed author and philosopher, Dr. Watts was also an Episcopalian minister, professor, graduate-school dean and reasearch fellow of Harvard University. By the early 1960s, he moved to Sausolito, California, and held seminars and lectures throughout the United States. Alan Watts died in 1973.

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