Classic Alan Watts on the importance of stilling the mind

I discovered a wonderful classic TV show that introduced Americans to the seemingly exotic practice of meditation on Open Culture, a favorite site.

You may be interested in watching the 1960 TV program called “The Silent Mind” by Alan Watts. It opens with some tinny music but if you can get past that, it’s just fascinating.

 Alan Watts began popularizing the teachings of Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism in America during the 1950s. He taught at the Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco, wrote Way of Zen and other bestselling books, gave talks on the radio, and developed TV programs.

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