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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.
Narrated by Sean Runnette, this audio program presents Alan Watts's classic bestseller, introducing Western listeners to Zen Buddhism and elaborating on the key concepts 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.
©1957 Pantheon Books (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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By K. Briggs on 09-10-16

Good - But Not For The "Beginner"

This book had a good overall scope of Zen, however as a "beginner" I found it hard to follow at times. Those with a deeper understanding in their journey would probably benefit more than I did. I may try it again at another point in my studies.

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By virtualbuyer on 03-27-15

One of the best books

Where does The Way of Zen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is in my TOP 10 list of all books.

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It is the a great book about the history the history and the evolution of ZEN into its stage, which is known today. Especially the way Watts not describes it and talks about the non-describable aspects, the gaps between things in the context of eastern and western mindset make it a timeless source of inspiration.

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By DaveDude1975 on 08-03-17

if your into zen youll be into this

good insight to the way of zen, how you apply it in your life is your own choice, even if you have moments of zen youll benefit from this state of mind.

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By laughing fingers on 04-03-17

Excellent introduction

Written with insight to both eastern and western mindsets. I enjoyed every bit of it.

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