Do You Do It or Does It Do You?: How to Let the Universe Meditate You

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alan Watts
Narrator: Alan Watts
Genres: Self Development, Health & Wellness, Buddhism
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: December 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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At the heart of the popularity of such spiritual teachers as Eckhart Tolle and Ken Wilber lies the spirit and intellectual passion of the seminal teacher who inspired them all? Alan Watts. Now, in response to our run-away bestselling audio collection Out of Your Mind, Sounds True is proud to present one of Alan Watts? most extraordinary learning sessions. Listeners will delight in hearing Alan Watts at his finest as he guides them with humor, deep insight, and startling wisdom into a genuine understanding of how the grand, exuberant Self plays the game of living through us, and vice versa. With rare guided meditations taught by Watts himself, Do You Do It or Does It Do You? is an essential audio seminar with one of the true pioneers of Western spirituality.

Reviews (3)

Classic Zen

Written by Sherab Gyaltsen from Ocean Springs, MS on October 10th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

You have to remember this is based on a presentation from the 50's. From the perspective of someone who has never been exposed to the deceptively simple, life-affirming simplicity of Zen, it will probably be ... annoying. As a practicing Buddhist (that's my Refuge name), I am joyously re-inspired by Watts ob tape, whose books I'm familiar with. I have also read deeply into Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (my Lama was inspired by him in the 60's) and Suzuku Roshi ("Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind") and D.T. Suzuki. My suggestion is to get a reasonable foundation in Zen Buddhism at your leisure (follow your nose, or your heart) THEN listen to this CD series with your mind-heart.

Do You Do It, Or Does It Do You

Written by Annabel Mize on December 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Sorry, but this book was much too existential for my tastes. I didn't hear any life affirming information or revelations that made understanding life any clearer. His speaking is very, very slow. His observations about the world seemed useless.


Written by Daniel Diffenderfer on April 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Alan Watts never ceases to amaze. I definitely recommend it.

Author Details

Author Details

Watts, Alan

Alan Watts, a professional meteorologist, has spent considerable time studying wind changes and short-term alterations in the weather. This, combined with his enthusiasm for sailing, led to his first book. He is also the author of the bestselling Instant Weather Forecasting, Instant Wind Forecasting, The Weather Handbook, and Weather Wise, all published by Sheridan House.