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  • Alan Watts on the Art of Meditation
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Leave It Be

By: Alan Watts
Narrated by: Alan Watts
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The legendary author, speaker, and self-described "philosophical entertainer" Alan Watts delights us on audio with a wealth of illuminations into the spirit and art of meditation, spanning many traditions

"What would it be like to see all as one?" Alan Watts asks. "We hear about attaining great states of consciousness. But the only way to have a real transformation is to stop thinking about it - and simply experience it." 

From the 1950s to the 1970s, this seminal teacher sparked the West's love for Eastern wisdom. Now, in these rare recorded gems, he inspires a new generation of inner explorers seeking deeper insights into meditation - its myriad forms, how they work, and what happens when we practice them. 

On the "artless art" of contemplative practice, Watts explores Buddhist and yogic paths, Zen koans, Hindu mantra chanting, deep listening, effortless awareness, and more. 

The key to all meditation, reflects Watts, is to give up trying to do it - to leave it be - and allow ourselves to be meditated by what is beyond our illusory self. 

For those looking for teachings seldom explored in the current tide of books on mindfulness, Buddhism, and yoga, Watts is here to enthrall us - as original, humorous, and relevant today as ever. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1973 Estate of Alan Watts (P)2020 Sounds True

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This would have to be one of my favourites.

I do prefer to hear Alan Watts actual voice. He has a way in which he speaks that captures my attention immediately.

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Better than Eckhart Tolle

Still fresh and relevant. Still succinct and clear. Complex ideas painted in the strokes of a few words

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Deep audio

This is deep. You'll need to dedicate time to Listening to it to get the full benefit. Allan is clearly well educated on the main religions and how they are similar and seperate.

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First AW Purchase, not let down long time listener

AW never disappoints, always learning, fantastic! This is one of my favourite Audible books now.

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