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Alan Watts

Apr 17, 2021


Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.Watts gained a following while working at the KPFA radio station in Berkeley. He wrote more than 25 books and articles on religion and philosophy, introducing the emerging hippie counterculture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), he argued that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy. He also explored human consciousness and psychedelics in works such as “The New Alchemy” (1958).

Meditation, Presence, Transcendent Self Identity (20 min)


Order, Beauty and Mystery (3 min)


Technology, Economy, Nature and Symbols (5 min)

Nothing You Can Do But Discover Who You Are By Interacting with the World (4 min) link

Just Let Go (12 min)

No Wrong Feelings (8 min)

The Dream (5 min)


A fascinating talk about man and nature (26 min – well worth the time, certainly the first 14.5 min)

Return to the Forest – Self-Discovery (27 min)


Interview 1973 – 1 hr 22 min (very long)