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The Way of Zen Audiobook

The Way of Zen

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Publisher's Summary

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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      C. Saba UK 08/09/2016
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      "An illuminating book that I'll have to listen to several times"

      As the books discusses the more I try to grasp the ideas it describes the more illusive the concepts seem to be. I think the narrator is perfect. I'll be listening to this several times to hopefully get a Zen-like appreciation of its message.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    • K. Briggs
      San Antonio, TX United States
      10/09/16
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      "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.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • virtualbuyer
      27/03/15
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      "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.


      Any additional comments?

      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.

      4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    • Glen
      06/07/16
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      "Intersting, but way over my head."

      I'm just starting my journey studying Zen. I feel this book would have been better suited, and understood, if it wasn't the first book I read on the subject.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • Marc D
      United States
      29/07/15
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      "Executive summary: action"

      Watts is truly brilliant and creatively lucid. The way of zen is simply action. Nothing else. Wish it could have been read by Watts himself ;)

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • Michael James
      11/05/16
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      "wonderful audiobook"

      love this book - and the audio book version. The reader really knocked this out of the park!

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    • Carlos
      25/02/16
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      "great book"

      a great book that opens your eyes to a possible new road of life.

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    • Byron Jorjorian
      20/05/15
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      "Great history and definition of Zen"

      Amazing book! The last chapter is almost a standalone book on Zen and well worth the money

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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