Tao Te Ching: What is Hidden Yet Shines In Every Corner? Jonathan Star

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

“… So deep, so pure, so still …” ~ Lao Tzu

Alan Watts Talking Zen: What Are The Taoist Ways & Its 3 Keys?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

” … The philosophy of Tao sees humanity as a part of nature rather than dominating it  …” ~ Alan Watts

Talking Zen

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Enter the mind of Alan Watts on Zen, Taoism, psychedelics, and comparative philosophy

Alan Watts’s lifetime of lectures and essays range widely through psychology, art, religion, and politics, but so often come home to a Zen core. This collection of his teachings, drawn from forty years of public speaking and writing, presents his characteristic brilliance and inimitable humor as he explores the deep connections between Eastern and Western wisdom—and, most especially, the unique contributions that the Zen tradition has to offer us all. Using down-to-earth, accessible language, Watts elucidates the seemingly subtle and mysterious way of Zen with immediately familiar terms and profoundly transformative ideas. As breathtaking to his original audiences as to us today, these monumental teachings paved the way for the rise of Zen in the West.

Alan Watts Taoist Ways: Seeing Through The Great Social Lie?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

“… My inside is not separable from the outside world … the one who either dominates the world or suffers under it … has vanished … never was there …” ~ Alan Watts

Quietism: Laotzu’s The Way Of Life: Verse 16 via Witter Bynner

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

“… Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind …” ~ Laotzu (verse 16 excerpt from Jonathan Star’s translation)