Taoist Ways Alan Watts: What’s Wu-Wei And Why Is It Important?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

” … Wu-wei means always acting in accord with the pattern of things as they exist …” ~ Alan Watts

Talking Zen

Monday, November 14th, 2022

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.

Tao Te Ching: What is Nameless Yet Origin of All Things? Jonathan Star

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

“… Tao is both Named and Nameless. As Nameless, it is the origin of all things. As Named, it is the mother of all things ~ Lao Tzu

Tao Is … via Thomas Merton

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

“… There is nowhere it {Tao} is not to be found …”  ~ Thomas Merton

Tao: Even More Glimpses … via Jonathan Star

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Tao: “… a still mind can easily hold the truth. The difficulties yet to come can easily be avoided …” ~ Lao Tzu