Alan Watts

AlanWatts_Bio11Alan Watts was an Episcopal priest, but not for very long. He left the church, started hanging out with the Beat Poets (Kerouac, Ginsberg, et. al.), and became a key figure popularizing Zen Buddhism in the West in the mid-20th century. His many books include Psychotherapy East & West, The Way of Zen, and The Wisdom of Insecurity, and there are hundreds of hours of his often brilliant, often rambling lectures archived online. Here’s one:

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