The Way Of Zen by Alan W. WattsThe Way Of Zen by Alan W. Watts

The Way Of Zen

byAlan W. Watts

Paperback | January 26, 1999


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.
Alan W. Watts, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and “unrutted” ph...
Title:The Way Of ZenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.99 × 5.2 × 0.54 inShipping dimensions:7.99 × 5.2 × 0.54 inPublished:January 26, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375705104

ISBN - 13:9780375705106


From Our Editors

Alan Watts was a teacher and a philosopher whose book The Way of Zen contains the breadth of his experience and the scope of his devotion. A highly accessible history of Zen and Eastern religion, this book reveals to both the student and the curious reader the principles and practices of Zen and its applicability to modern life. It’s a standard overview that continues to benefit those interested in Zen Buddhism and introduces it well to the increasing numbers of people interested in Eastern religion, from all walks of life.