The Way of Zen

Version: Abridged
Author: Alan Watts
Narrator: Ralph Blum , Alan Watts
Genres: Philosophy, Buddhism
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: July 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work, now available on CD

Narrated by Ralph Blum, this audio program presents readings of carefully chosen selections from Alan Watts's classic bestseller, illuminated by rare recordings of the author personally commenting and elaborating on the key concepts and ideas of his seminal work including:
• The history of Zen
• The principles and practice of Zen
• The tradition of Za-Zen (meditation) and the Koan
• The integration of Zen into every aspect of life

THE WAY OF ZEN presents an understandable, inspirational, and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism—a way of liberation—that may be one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world.

Reviews (1)

The Way of Zen

Written by Pamela Christensen on August 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Since I usually listen to mystery stories, I decided to stretch my mind a little! It was really interesting and informative and somehow relaxing. By the end of the CD, I didn't want it to finish.

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.