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Alan Watts (philosopher)


Who is Alan Watts?

Alan Watts: Alan Wilson Watts was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

  • also known as Dr. Alan Watts; Watts, Alan
  • born on (100 years ago) in Chislehurst
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • religion: Taoism, Buddhism
  • education: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
  • profession: Philosopher, physician, mountaineer
  • died on (41 years ago) in Mount Tamalpais
  • albums: "This Is It", "Om: The Sound of Hinduism"
  • written works: "The Wisdom of Insecurity", "ALAN WATTS LIVE-AUDIO", "Beyond Theology", "Weisheit des ungesicherten Lebens", "What Is Tao?", "Listlife & Times of Charles Dickens", "Out of the Trap", "Zen Practice, Zen Art", "The Way of Zen", "Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks", "The Art of contemplation", "Death", "Legacy of Asia and Western man", "The essential Alan Watts", "Om, creative meditations", "Diamond web", "Tao: The Watercourse Way", "Become what you are", "The two hands of God", "The cosmic drama", "The philosophies of Asia", "Buddhism, the religion of no-religion", "Easter", "The 'deep in' view", "In my own way", "Nonsense", "Three", "The Spirit of Zen", "Time", "Uncarved block, unbleached silk", "The supreme identity", "Talking Zen", "Play to live", "Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen", "God", "The way of liberation", "This is it", "Myth and ritual in Christianity", "The meaning of happiness", "The nature of man", "The essence of Alan Watts", "Psychotherapy, East and West", "Taoism", "Cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown", "Zen", "The joyous cosmology", "Ego", "Behold the spirit", "Zen and the Beat way", "Seeds of genius"
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