3 July 2013

Alan Watts Collection

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.
Alan Watts who held both a master's degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best known as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. He authored more than 20 excellent books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, and lectured extensively, leaving behind a vast audio archive. With characteristic lucidity and humor Watts unravels the most obscure ontological and epistemological knots with the greatest of ease.

"Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit – to the "conquest" of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature."

Wikipage: Alan Watts

The Dream Of Life

Creating Who You Are

Life Is A Dance

What We Are

Some Full Audio Lectures on YouTube:

The Veil Of Thoughts - (01:13:15)
Stop Trying To Change The World - (01:06:34)
Our Image Of The World - (01:01:42)
The Spectrum Of Love - (01:50:16)
Do You Do It, Or Does It Do You - (03:21:24)
Why Not Now? - (01:34:02)
Who Is It Who Knows There Is No Ego - (51:03)
Not What Should Be, Not What Might Be, But What Is - (52:57)
Buddhism As Dialogue - (53:49)
The Myopic View Of The World - (54:04)
Myth And Religion - (01:41:36)
Zen Bones And Tales - (01:47:35)
Zen And The Limits Of Explanation - (49:29)
Zen Clues - (01:47:22)
Introduction To Meditation - (01:19:52)
Alan Watts Teaches Meditation - (01:33:49)
Myth Of Myself  - (43:43)
The World As Self - (02:39:13)
The World As Just So - (02:29:30)
The World As Emptiness - (02:23:29)
Coincidence Of Opposites - (44:01)
Way Beyond Seeking - (02:14:55)
Am I Free Or Just A Puppet? - (50:07)
Out Of The Trap - (02:00:04)
Jesus, His Religion - (50:26)
The Million Masks Of God - (30:33)
On Time And Death - (39:28)
Learning The Human Game - (59:41)
The Game Of Yes And No - (52:45)
Love Of Wisdom - (48:53)
The Art Of The Controlled Accident - (01:41:43)
The Nature Of Consciousness - Session 1
The Nature Of Consciousness - Session 2
The Nature Of Consciousness - Session 3
The Nature Of Consciousness - Session 4
You're It - Part 1 - (04:05:54)
You're It - Part 2 - (04:00:19)
You're It - Part 3 - (03:59:07)
What Is Reality - (53:05)
The Web Of Life - (02:01:51)
Daylight Savings And God - (51:57)
Wisdom Of The Mountains - (47:51)
Mysticism And Morals - (54:11)
Transcending Duality - (46:54)
The Inevitable Ecstasy - (02:30:40)
Talk With Laura Huxley - (01:01:05)

1 comment:

  1. Alan Watts is a wonderful inspiration, thank you.
    Here's my animation of his' account of Nirvana as recorded in his Lectures on Buddhism:
    Watts' Nirvana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xTlIxa7oAI