You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found [Audiobook]
09 January 2017, 08:12
2010 | MP3@128 kbps | 12 hrs 12 mins | 664.04MB
The Universe Is Playing Hide and Seek—and You’re It!
Imagine you’re climbing a mountain path that will lead you to a paradise where all your needs are met and your questions answered. What do you find when you reach the top? A mirror. This is the great cosmic game, reveals Alan Watts—that everything you’re seeking through meditation, self-improvement, or spiritual practice is always hiding inside of you. On You’re It!, join this legendary “stand-up philosopher” for 15 classic talks on how to play your role in the divine drama of existence with a clear mind, open eyes, and an abiding sense of the joy in the game itself.
See What Answers Are Hidden in Your Own Reflection
Just as you need a mirror to see your own face, the best way to see your own true nature is to let a teacher like Alan Watts reflect it back to you. Watts stands out as one of the 20th century’s most compelling voices because he is so adept at holding up this spiritual looking glass. With his unique combination of penetrating insight and playful irreverence, Watts illuminates the truth that unites all the great wisdom traditions from the East and West—that the universe is always expressing its full, delightful mystery through you.
A 12-hour Audio Retreat with the Original Spiritual Entertainer
These restored audio sessions selected by Alan Watts’ son and archivist Mark Watts reveal the master in his element, performing a one-man “spiritual jam session” before a live audience. Whether he’s unraveling Taoist thought, poking fun at our modern myths, or exploring the subtle beauty of Japanese poetry, Alan Watts always returns to one all-important lesson—how to get out of your own way and live in the perfection that is always present.
- The game of yes and no—how non-dual truths are revealed in the duality of Yin and Yang
- Mysticism and morality—exploring the relationship between revelation and ethics
- On Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and their translation into Western thought
- The beauty of the unenlightened state—why you don’t have to be “awakened” to play the great game
- Mind over mind—the contradiction at the heart of all spiritual practice
- The veil of thoughts—how to stop being bamboozled by your own brain
- What is reality? Is the universe a ceramic pot, a clockwork engine, or something far more interesting?
- Twelve hours of philosophy, humor, and stunning insight from legendary spiritual entertainer Alan Watts
The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism [Audiobook]
29 December 2016, 04:34
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 58 mins | 135.2MB
The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study - from philosophy to quantum physics. In just 35 lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language.
Kazuaki Tanahashi's guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning of the text and then analyzes it line-by-line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist - yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. It includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.
Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism [Audiobook]
20 December 2016, 11:07
2013 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 2 hrs 57 mins | 80.79MB
A master of psychoanalysis and social philosophy explores Zen Buddhism. In 1957, social philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm invited Daisetz T. Suzuki, the most famous Zen Buddhist master in the Western world, to a seminar at his new home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Their discussion was one of the highlights of Fromm's life, and the paper Fromm presented (and later expanded into a book) was a watershed work. Fromm demonstrates his mastery of the philosophy and practice of Zen, perfectly articulating how Zen tenets fit into the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this audiobook, he creates new perspectives on both systems of thought.