Buddhism the Religion of No-Religion

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Tuttle Publishing, Oct 15, 1999 - Philosophy - 98 pages
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In this dynamic series of lectures, Alan Watts takes us on an exploration of Buddhism, from its roots in India to the explosion of interest in Zen and the Tibetan tradition in the West. Watts traces the Indian beginnings of Buddhism, delineates differences between Buddhism and other religions, looks at the radical methods of the Mahayan Buddhist, and reviews the Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path
  

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Review: Buddhism: The Religion of No-Religion (The Love of Wisdom Library)

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

This is, as it says, a collection of a series of lectures. They were delivered orally to an audience, and must be approached that way. It is not a textbook or even a popular work on the topic, so ... Read full review

Review: Buddhism: The Religion of No-Religion (The Love of Wisdom Library)

User Review  - Michael Williams - Goodreads

A clear, simple introduction--simple without being simplistic. Watts ranges lucidly among a number of key Buddhist ideas, explaining them in a way that this novice could follow readily. What was ... Read full review

Contents

The Journey from India i
1
The Middle Way
19
Religion of NoReligion
33
Buddhism As Dialogue
49
Wisdom of the Mountains
67
Transcending Duality
83
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Alan Watts was born in England in 1915. He was an Episcopalian priest who became the spokesperson for Eastern religions during the late 1950s and tumultuous 60s. His first book, The Spirit of Zen, however, was written in the 30s when Watts was just 20 years old. He went on to write more than twenty other books. He died in 1973.

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