The Way of Zen (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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In his definitive introduction to Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts explains the principles and practices of this ancient religion to Western readers. With a rare combination of freshness and lucidity, he delves into the origins and history of Zen to explain what it means for the world today with incredible clarity. Watts saw Zen as “one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world,” and in The Way of Zen he gives this gift to readers everywhere.

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The classic account of Zen Buddhism for the west in which Zen's history and practices are described.

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Alan W. Watts (1915 - 1973) was instrumental in introducing Eastern thought to Western civilization. He held both a master's degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, and is best known as an interpreter of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general, and Zen Buddhism in particular. He earned the reputation of being one of the most original philosophers of the century. He was the author of hundreds of articles on philosophy and religion, and 33 books which have been translated into eleven languages.

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