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Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation (edition 2002)

by Alan Watts, Mark Watts (Compiler)

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Mark Watts compiled this book from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered across the country. In three parts, Alan Watts -- the author of The Way of Zen and The Joyous Cosmology -- explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.… (more)
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Title:Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation
Authors:Alan Watts
Other authors:Mark Watts (Compiler)
Info:New World Library (2002), Paperback, 128 pages
Collections:Non-fiction, Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Buddhism, Nondualism, meditation, Philosophy, Religion

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Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation by Alan Watts

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I don't think it is overstating that the biggest challenge to robust Christian commitment in America today is its fascination with Eastern religion, often morphing on American soil. Alan Watts was a popularizer of Zen Buddhism in the 60's and 70's. This book is a compilation of lectures that Watts delivered on the topic of meditation. As you would expect, there is a great deal of practical wisdom and social critique. The non-striving, non-manipulating approach to meditation is instructive for Christians as well. Of course the appeal of adapting Buddhism to American consumerist culture is that you can pick and choose the parts of that tradition that best works for you. Ultimately this book has good things to say, but doesn't present a compelling vision of the Spiritual life. ( )
  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
My copy is actually an audiobook I listen to often while commuting.
  AtomicSpencer | Aug 1, 2016 |
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is dat je niets hoeft te doen, want als je jezelf op de juiste manier ziet blijk je een even uitzonderlijk natuurverschijnsel te zijn als de bomen, de wolken, de tekeningen in stromend water, flakkerend vuur, de rangschikking van de sterren, de structuur van de melkweg. Zo ben je nu eenmaal, en er is helemaal niets mis met jou. Alan Watts
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Mark Watts compiled this book from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered across the country. In three parts, Alan Watts -- the author of The Way of Zen and The Joyous Cosmology -- explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.

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