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The Way of Zen

  • Author : Alan Wilson Watts
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  • Release Date :1974
  • Total pages :252
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The Way of Zen

  • Author : Alan W. Watts
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  • Release Date :1967
  • Total pages :252
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The Way of Zen

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :1962
  • Total pages :224
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The Spirit of Zen

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :2008-11
  • Total pages :137
  • ISBN : 1443733512

Summary : 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

The Way of Zen

  • Author : Alan W. Watts
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  • Release Date :2011-02-16
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0307784347

Summary : 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.

The Spirit of Zen - A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

  • Author : Alan W. Watts
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  • Release Date :2013-04-16
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 144749315X

Summary : 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

Taking the Path of Zen

  • Author : Robert Aitken
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  • Release Date :2015-12-15
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1466895233

Summary : 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.

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts (Summary)

  • Author : QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
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  • Total pages :329
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Summary : Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn about the history and practice of Zen. Have you ever felt a longing for peace or for a simpler time? Have you ever wondered, “What’s the meaning of life?” In our chaotic modern society, many of us are bombarded with these daily longings and concerns, and we often feel helpless to find answers. The Way of Zen (1957) invites us to take a step back by exploring the history and practice of Zen. (Fun fact: Zen and Buddhism are not the same thing!) As we understand the tenets of Zen and apply them to our lives, Alan W. Watts posits that we will find peace and calm.

The Way of Liberation in Zen Buddhism

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :1955
  • Total pages :20
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The Way of Liberation

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :98
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Summary : Alan Watts helped shape the thinking of a generation through his efforts to introduce and interpret Asian wisdom in the West. This collection of essays and lectures spans his career, from his first essay on Zen Buddhism in 1955 to his final seminar, given only weeks before he died in 1973. The last essay The Practice of Meditation is written and illustrated in his own hand.

The Way of Zen in Vietnam

  • Author : Ananda Viet Foundation,Nguyen Giac
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  • Release Date :2020-05-23
  • Total pages :320
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Summary : What is the way of Zen in Vietnam? Is there only one answer, or many? Should the answer be a wordless gesture? Who has the authority to answer those questions? This book is written to give a glimpse of the way of Zen in Vietnam. Personally, I am nobody. Though I have studied and practiced Zen for nearly half a century, I feel I will always remain a student of Zen. Readers can find many of the sentences here in some books of Buddhism in Vietnam; some are my memories of the things I've read or heard. The comments and the English translation in this book are mine; otherwise will be indicated. Three of those I am indebted to are Zen Master Thích Thanh Từ, Prof. Lê Mạnh Thát, and researcher Trần Đình Sơn. In this book, I use many poems that were translated into modern Vietnamese language by the three scholars above. The ancient Zen masters in Vietnam wrote poems in the Chinese and Nôm languages. At times, I paraphrase poems into simple prose to make them easier to understand. This book is not for profit. You are free to copy or reproduce noncommercially. May all beings be healthy and happy; may all beings be free. Đường lối Thiền Tông tại Việt Nam là gì? Có một câu trả lời, hay nhiều hơn? Hay là, câu trả lời nên là một cử chỉ không lời? Ai có thẩm quyền trả lời những câu hỏi đó? Sách này được viết để cho một cái nhìn về Thiền Tông tại Việt Nam. Bản thân tôi không là gì cả. Dù tôi học và thực tập Thiền trong gần nửa thế kỷ, tôi cảm thấy mình vẫn là một Thiền sinh vĩnh viễn. Độc giả có thể thấy nhiều câu nơi đây trong các sách về Phật Giáo Việt Nam; một số là ký ức tôi nhớ về những gì tôi đã đọc hay nghe. Các ghi nhận và phần Anh dịch trong sách là của tác giả, trường hợp khác sẽ kể rõ tên người ghi nhận. Ba tác giả tôi mang ơn là Thiền sư Thích Thanh Từ, Giáo sư Lê Mạnh Thát và nhà nghiên cứu Trần Đình Sơn; trong sách này, tôi sử dụng nhiều bài thơ được ba học giả này dịch sang tiếng Việt hiện nay. Các Thiền sư tại Việt Nam nhiều thế kỷ trước đã làm thơ bằng tiếng Hán và tiếng Nôm. Có những lúc, tôi chuyển các bài thơ sang văn xuôi đơn giản để dễ hiểu hơn. Sách này viết không vì lợi nhuận. Ai cũng có quyền tự do sao chép hay phổ biến lại, một cách phi thương mại. Xin nguyện cho tất cả chúng sinh được sức khỏe và hạnh phúc; xin nguyện cho tất cả chúng sinh được giải thoát.

What Is Zen?

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :2010-09-03
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781577318170

Summary : A fervent, lifelong student of Zen, Alan Watts shows us that it is both an experience — a singular, powerful moment of realization — and a simple way of life, with an awareness that affects every moment of every day. Adopted by mainstream America in a way that carries only a vague association of its roots in Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts makes it clear that any exploration of Zen must understand and embrace its roots as a form of Buddhist practice derived from its Chinese and East Indian sources. Examining the background of Zen in East Indian religion, Watts shows us its evolution through the religion of China. Zen is a synthesis of the contemplative insight of Indian religion and the dynamic liveliness of Taoism as they came together in the pragmatic, practical environment of Confucian China. Watts gives us great insight into the living moment of satori and the release of nirvana, as well as the methods of meditation that are current today, and the influence of Zen culturally in the arts of painting and pottery.

The Circle of the Way

  • Author : Barbara O'Brien
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  • Release Date :2019-11-12
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0834842432

Summary : A comprehensive, accessible guide to the fascinating history of Zen Buddhism--including important figures, schools, foundational texts, practices, and politics. Zen Buddhism has a storied history--Bodhidharma sitting in meditation in a cave for nine years; a would-be disciple cutting off his own arm to get the master's attention; the proliferating schools and intense Dharma combat of the Tang and Song Dynasties; Zen nuns and laypeople holding their own against patriarchal lineages; the appearance of new masters in the Zen schools of Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and later the Western world. In The Circle of the Way, Zen practitioner and popular religion writer Barbara O'Brien brings clarity to this huge swath of history by charting a middle way between Zen's traditional lore and the findings of modern historical scholarship. In a clear and often funny style, O'Brien parses fact from fiction while always attending to the greatest interest of contemporary practitioners--the development of Zen doctrine and practice as a living tradition across cultures and centuries.

Zen & the Beat Way

  • Author : Alan Watts
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  • Release Date :2012-01-13
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1462904661

Summary : When Jack Karouac wrote about Zen in Dharma Bums he was echoing the sentiments of the Beat generation, who found in Zen credence for a way of life unencumbered by the limits of "square" society. And it was Alan Watts who first wrote and spoke about Zen and Eastern culture in terms accessible to mainstream Western audiences. Through his popular radio series Way Beyond the West Alan Watts brought listeners a delightful and practical side of Zen, which he prescribed as "a cure for education and culture." By the early sixties his radio programs were renowned for their synthesis of Eastern wisdom and everyday life. Several of these radio talks have been selected and edited by Mark Watts, Alan's oldest son, to introduce a new generation to Zen and the Beat Way. Through this collection we see influences of D.T. Suzuki, C.G. Jung, Gary Snyder and others. Specific chapters discuss Zen influences on traditional Japanese and Chinese arts and explore the celebrated concept of the "controlled accident" within the rich tradition of Zen aesthetics. Also included is "Return to the Forest," an essay that explores the works of Joseph Campbell on the earliest Beat tradition.

Tao of Zen

  • Author : Ray Grigg
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  • Release Date :2012-09-11
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 1462907458

Summary : The premise of The Tao of Zen is that Zen is really Taoism in the disguise of Buddhism—an assumption being made by more and more Zen scholars. This is the first Zen book that links the long-noted philosophical similarities of Taoism and Zen. The author traces the evolution of Ch'an The The Tao of Zen is a fascinating book that will be read and discussed by anyone interested in both Taoism and Zen