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The Way of Zen

Auteur(s): Alan W. Watts
Narrateur(s): Sean Runnette
Durée: 7 h et 19 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 évaluations)

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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.

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    • K. Briggs
    • 2016-09-10

    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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    • Glen
    • 2016-07-06

    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.

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    • Au global
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    • Remington870
    • 2018-04-14

    Too Much of a Good Thing?

    There is a lot of information here. As a casual read, it might be okay, but listening from start to finish ,while driving (over the course of 2 days), was a task...definitely not a light read. Having said this, in small doses, you may enjoy it...it is just soooooo much to digest...think of reading an encyclopedia...very dry.

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    • Aaron
    • 2018-11-20

    Great read

    I love the writings of Alan Watts. It was strange to hear them from any voice other than his.

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    • Richard Williams
    • 2018-06-16

    Not as good

    The one narrated by Blum is better! This is dry and the narration is not nearly as good

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    • Matt Herman
    • 2018-01-05

    Not the best book to be heard

    I like this book overall but the first few hours were not well suited to be heard. Those hours were filled with definitions of words of many different origins such as Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. I found myself drifting off during those sections. The rest of the book was very enjoyable and communicated succinctly the history and essence of zen.

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    • Jackson
    • 2017-04-21

    Ok but takeaway not clear

    I think seeing the words would have been better than listening. I got some cool concepts from the book and learned a few things but the middle part of the book was too slow to keep my attention. I would have liked more explanation related to how to think of zen in the modern context. In that way the book seemed more on it's own in abstraction than relating to the reader on a deeper level. I'm still interested in the subject and the book enhanced my interest in some ways, but overall I wouldn't recommend this book highly.

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    • virtualbuyer
    • 2015-03-27

    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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    • Byron Jorjorian
    • 2015-05-20

    Great history and definition of Zen

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

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    • Rachael Espinet
    • 2019-07-03

    Great book to nap to

    I love listening to Alan Watts on YouTube, but the narration puts me to sleep.