Alan Watts gives us this excellent introduction to Zen, looking at its religious roots, its influence on Eastern and Western thought, and different approaches to Zen meditation.
An excellent introduction to Zen
Alan Watts does an exceptional job, in miraculously few pages, of shining light on a complex subject. Both the novice and the more advanced student will find this a worthy read. What makes this piece most interesting is Watts' ability to understand the western mentality and to contrast it with that of the Zen "mindset."