Alan Watts

 

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).

 

Order, Beauty and Mystery (3 min)

 

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

 

Just Let Go (12 min)

 

The Dream (5 min)

 

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

 

Interview 1973 – 1 hr 22 min (very long)