In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas.
Illuminating Zen master Dogen's enigmatic teachings in clear language, Brad Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the power and the pain of the punk rock ethos.
In this groundbreaking book, renowned musician and teacher Russill Paul presents four powerful streams of sound and chant as yoga: Shabda, Shakti, Bhava, and Nada. Like his extraordinary music, Russill Paul’s presentation of ancient wisdom makes it uniquely accessible for modern Western tastes and lifestyles.