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Beat Zen Square Zen And Zen


Author : Alan W. Watts
language : en
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Release Date : 2011-10-01

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Beat Zen Square Zen And Zen


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This Is It


Author : Alan W. Watts
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2011-09-28

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Six revolutionary essays exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

Beat Zen Square Zen Et Zen


Author : Alan Watts
language : fr
Publisher: République des Lettres
Release Date : 2016-09-05

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Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie d'Alan Watts. Soucieux de rigueur, l'auteur de "L'Esprit du zen" et du "Bouddhisme zen" met les choses au point dans ce célèbre article d'une quarantaine de pages intitulé "Beat Zen, Square Zen et Zen". II y explique que, pour lui, ni le zen square, celui de l'orthodoxie et des institutions japonaises, ni le zen beat, trop souvent fumeux prétexte à suivre sa fantaisie, ne sont réellement le Zen, qui procède d'un lâcher-prise radical. "... l'Occidental que le Zen séduit et qui désire le comprendre pleinement doit faire preuve d'une qualité indispensable: il lui faut avoir une connaissance exacte de sa propre culture afin de n'être plus inconsciemment soumis à ses postulats. Il lui faut avoir fait sa paix avec Jahve et sa conscience judéo-chrétienne et être en mesure d'afficher une indifférence libre de crainte ou de révolte. Il doit s'être délivré du besoin malsain de se justifier. Faute de ces conditions, son Zen sera soit "beat", soit "square", soit révolte contre une culture et un ordre social, soit nouveau mode de conformisme et de respectabilité. Car le Zen signifie avant tout libération de l'esprit vis-à-vis des conventions, ce qui est totalement différent aussi bien d'une révolte contre les conventions que de l'adoption de conventions étrangères." — Alan W. Watts.

Zen The Beat Way


Author : Alan Watts
language : en
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release Date : 2012-01-13

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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.

Alan Watts In The Academy


Author : Alan Watts
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 2017-04-25

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Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the birth of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed collection of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from professional journals, monographs, scholarly books, conferences, and symposia proceedings, the volume sheds valuable light on the developmental arc of Watts’s thinking about language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive collection challenges Watts’s reputation as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his concerns to be much more expansive and transdisciplinary than is suggested by the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label commonly affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative introduction elucidates contemporary perspectives on Watts’s life and work, and supports a bold rethinking of his contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion. “This excellent volume is important in establishing Watts as perhaps the most important Western thinker and writer on Eastern religions and philosophy, as well as comparative religions, of the twentieth century.” — John W. Traphagan, author of Rethinking Autonomy: A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics

Virtual Orientalism


Author : Jane Iwamura
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2011-01-14

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Saffron-robed monks and long-haired gurus have become familiar characters on the American popular culture scene. Jane Iwamura examines the contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides a cultural history of the representation of Asian religions in American mass media. Encounters with monks, gurus, bhikkhus, sages, sifus, healers, and masters from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and religious traditions provided initial engagements with Asian spiritual traditions. Virtual Orientalism shows the evolution of these interactions, from direct engagements with specific individuals to mediated relations with a conventionalized icon: the Oriental Monk. Visually and psychically compelling, the Oriental Monk becomes for Americans a ''figure of translation''--a convenient symbol for alternative spiritualities and modes of being. Through the figure of the solitary Monk, who generously and purposefully shares his wisdom with the West, Asian religiosity is made manageable-psychologically, socially, and politically--for popular culture consumption. Iwamura's insightful study shows that though popular engagement with Asian religions in the United States has increased, the fact that much of this has taken virtual form makes stereotypical constructions of "the spiritual East" obdurate and especially difficult to challenge.