What would you do with your life if money was no object? An amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts. Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and proponent of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. He moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York, received a master’s degree in theology, and became an Episcopal priest. In 1950, he left the ministry, moved to California, and joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. His legacy has been kept alive by his son, Mark Watts, and by many of his recorded talks and lectures that have found new life on the Internet, like this one about money!
| Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.