Alan Watts

Audio Recordings

Comprised of over 200 lecture and seminar recordings of Alan Watts, the entire published body of audio works is known as “The Works.” Curated by Alan’s son, Mark Watts, the storehouse features three collections containing 19 series — recorded between 1960 and 1973.

Essential Lectures Collection

Five series on Alan Watts’ core philosophical ideas.

Tao of Philosophy

Talks included :

– The Journey to India
– The Middle Way
– Buddhism as Dialogue
– Religion of No Religion
– Wisdom of the Mountains
– Diamond Web
– Transcending Duality


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Philosophies of Asia

Talks included :

– Relevance of Oriental Philosophy
– Mythology of Hinduism
– Introduction to Buddhism
– Eco-Zen
– Taoist Way
– Intellectual Yoga

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Myth & Religion

Talks included :

– Images of God
– Jesus: His Religion
– Spiritual Authority
– Democracy in Heaven
– Image of Man
– Religion and Sexuality

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Philosophy & Society

Talks included :

– Veil of Thoughts
– Divine Madness
– We as Organism
– On Being God
– On Being God Q&A
– Mysticism and Morality
– What is Reality

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Comparative Philosophy

Talks included :

– Mind Over Mind
– Philosophy of Nature
– The Cosmic Drama
– Spectrum of Love
– Love of Waters
– Game of Yes and No
– The Smell of Burnt Almonds
– Spiritual Alchemy

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Eastern Wisdom Collection

Five series on Far Eastern ways of liberation.

Ways of Liberation

Talks included :

– Introduction to Oriental Philosophy
– On Buddhism
– On Taoism
– Way of Liberation
– Intro to Hinduism
– On Hinduism
– On Yoga

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Religion of No Religion

Talks included :

– The Journey to India
– The Middle Way
– Buddhism as Dialogue
– Religion of No Religion
– Wisdom of the Mountains
– Diamond Web
– Transcending Duality

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East & West of Zen

Talks included :

– Introduction to Zen
– Early Chinese Zen
– Uncarved Block
– Zen Bones
– Biting an Iron Bull
– World as Just So

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Talks included :

– Swimming Headless
– Wisdom of the Ridiculous
– Philosophy of the Tao
– Way Beyond Seeking
– Landscape, Soundscape

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Zen & Meditation

Talks included :

– The Democratization of Buddhism
– Zen and the Controlled Accident
– Meditation
– Zenrin Poems
– Art of Meditation
– Why Not Now
– Introduction to a Contemplative Ritual
– A Contemplative Ritual

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Extended Seminars Collection

Key selections from the Alan Watts Seminars.

Comparative Religion

Talks included :

– Four Ways to the Center
– Worldly Religions

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Talks included :

– Net of Jewels
– Problems in Meditation
– Thusness
– World as Consciousness
– Zen Reconsidered

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Early Radio Talks

Talks included :

– Aldous Huxley
– Art of Psychoanalysis
– Bang or Whimper
– Bhagavad Gita
– Buddhist Mysticism
– Constitution of Nature
– Daylight Savings
– Fundamentals of Buddhism
– G.K. Chesterton
– Gateless Gate
– Ghosts
– Humor in Religion
– Laws of Karma
– Man is a Hoax
– Parallel Thinking
– Play & Sincerity
– Problems of Preaching
– Reconciliation of Opposites
– Return to the Forest
– Seeing Through the Game
– Study of Asia
– Symbolic and the Real
– Tribute to Carl Jung
– Un-Preachable Religion

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Human Consciousness

Talks included :

– Ecological Awareness
– Education for Non-Entity
– Nature of Consciousness
– Transformation of Consciousness 

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Talks included :

– The Psychedelic Experience
– The Psychedelic Explosion
– Turning the Head or Turning On

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The Arts

Talks included :

– Bushido
– The Importance of Space
– The Way of Tea

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The Future

Talks included :

– The Future of Communications
– The Future of Politics
– The Future of Religion
– Time and the Future

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The Self

Talks included :

– Birth, Death and the Unborn
– Play and Survival
– Pursuit of Pleasure
– World as Play
– World as Self

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The Universe

Talks included :

– Individual and the World
– Power of Space

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