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Mark Watts compiled this work from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered, in his later years, across the country. In three parts Alan Watts explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.
©2000 Alan Watts (P)2003 New World Library

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Weak

Not much in the way of content. This is more or less an Alan Watts record of a guided meditation. There are better lessons in meditation and mindfulness available nowadays.

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  • Peter
  • 2016-04-11

Alan Watts Forever.

Yet again, Mr. Watts brings an accessible and engaging method to his teachings, allowing them to be earth-shatteringly profound and at the same time, fun. Anyone looking to dip their toes into fundamental, introductory meditation teachings would do well to start here.

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  • David
  • 2019-05-20

Essential instruction for new meditators

These are clips from lectures where Alan Watts discusses the philosophy and practice of object-less meditation. He makes it easy to grasp what meditating does and does not entail. Highly recommend for beginners looking to explore a practice.

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  • Albert
  • 2018-01-18

Awake

Through riddles and self realization Alan Watts gets rid of your desire to worry. This new age way of showing the zen mindset through different sounds and new koan.

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  • David Getzschman
  • 2017-01-29

Alan Watts is a loveable, accessible genius

Would you listen to Still the Mind again? Why?

The value of this audio title rests in the fact that Watts himself is recorded. Charming, revealing and empathetic, Watts is a brilliant speaker and his approach to understanding meditation is singular.

What other book might you compare Still the Mind to and why?

Titles by Ram Dass

Which scene was your favorite?

Watts makes the wisdom of the Vedas accessible to a modern, Western audience.

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  • Dan R.
  • 2017-10-24

Classic Alan Watts.

I am an avid Alan Watts reader and listener. Most of this I had never heard. I will listen again.

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  • Emanuel
  • 2016-10-24

Insightful.

Nothing can quite beat the subtle reminder that we are capable of relieving our minds when we let go. Much like muddy waters, most of our thoughts are clouded until we allow it to settle.

Alan W. Watts provides a unique way of explaining this kind of process. With a captivating voice and wise choosing of vocabulary he can show you much of what you've been missing this whole time.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2021-03-02

a force to be reckoned with

His messagebis always exactly what peopke need to hear, and the only cherry on top is his soothing voice and warm laugh that comes straight from the belly. this is not something that is listened to onen or even thricen It is a book to re visit over and over and over. With incredibly deep and meaningful content and a spiritual message that hits you where it counts, the key to any and ALL Alan Watts is repetition. Scientifically our brain takes a long while to create new neural pathways and his messages are THE ones you want to reprogram your mind and body to live going forward.

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  • Faith Parent
  • 2020-07-02

Enchanting

I can’t get enough of Alan Watts his voice is smooth gentle yet masculine. Alan Watts is the most real I’ve ever read or listen too

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  • Leonard peart
  • 2018-09-02

great read

very entertaining and very moving Alan Watts delivered as usual and keep its the facts and Truth and also spiritual and open your eyes two different perspective.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-14

Another Gem by Alan Watts

An excellent introduction to meditation!
Funny, calming and only an hour long. A lot of wisdom