The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

The Way Of Zen

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Vintage
Language: English
Paperback:‎ 256 pages

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.



Contents:
Part One: BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
1 The Philosophy of the Tao
2 The Origins of Buddhism
3 Mahayana Buddhism
4 The Rise and Development of Zen

Part Two: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
1 Empty and Marvelous
2 Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing
3 Za-zen and the Koan
4 Zen in the Arts

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