After some time the way of Zen flourished in the West.

"The Way of Zen," Vernon Fisher, 2007

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  • Since the first publication of this book in 1957, Zen Buddhism has become firmly established in the West. As Zen has taken root in Western soil, it has incorporated much of the attitude and approach set forth by Watts in The Way of Zen, which remains one of the most important introductory books in Western Zen.

    Since the first publication of this book in 1957, Zen Buddhism has become firmly established in the West. As Zen has taken root in Western soil, it has incorporated much of the attitude and approach set forth by Watts in The Way of Zen, which remains one of the most important introductory books in Western Zen.

  • Both masters don't care how and why old Wang "lost" his feet or how he earned his living since. Kung-ni and Khang Ki only discuss Wang's thinking. A bit heartless, these two masters, aren't they? They are the who similarly focus on the minds of their students and not on the way of Zen.

    The Way of Zen: Zen Buddhism Documentary - World Documentary Channel

    Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chán. It was strongly influenced by Taoism, and developed as a distinguished Chinese style of Buddhism. From China, Chán spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and east to Japan, where it became known as Japanese Zen.

    Zen emphasizes rigorous meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others. As such, it deemphasizes mere knowledge of sutras and doctrine



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    The Way of Zen
    Alan W. Watts
    Limited preview - 2011

  • The way of Zen
    Alan Watts
    Snippet view - 1989

    In his book The Way of Zen, Alan Watts explains two different, mutually important, ways of using our minds and therefore our creativity, which helps to explain the potential of perception in photography:

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Alan W. Watts, who held both a master s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and unrutted philosophers of the twentieth century. Watts was the author of some twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion that have been published in many languages throughout the world, including the bestselling"The Way of Zen."An avid lecturer, Watts appeared regularly on the radio and hosted the popular television series, "Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life, "in the 1960s. Hedied in 1973."