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Books of Zen and Religion

Each book is one that I found interesting. I own these so they are the only ones included here; I am sure there are many more worthy of interest. A few of these books have been published several times and re-copyrighted (all the copies I have are in paperback); the year shown below is the initial date of publication, not the latest.

There is a web site about Alan Watts: Alan Watts, including several writings. Here is his wiki entry.

Some time ago, a reader of my web site pointed out that an article published by Alan Watts in 1973 was available on the web. However, a few months later the link was no longer valid. Here is a copy of that 1973 article that was given to me: The World's Most Dangerous Book.

There are also political history books that are religion related and so they could be in this list. Since those books are about both political history and religion (for example, The Reformation) they are listed on my page of political books.

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Description or Subtitle


The Meaning of Happiness

Alan W. Watts

The quest for freedom of the spirit in modern psychology and the wisdom of the East (book)


The Supreme Identity

Alan W. Watts

An essay on oriental metaphysic and the Christian religion (book)


Zen Buddhism

William Barrett

Selected writings of D. T. Suzuki, Zen's chief exponent in English (book)


The Spirit of Zen

Allan W. Watts

a way of life, work and art in the far east (book)


Nature, Man and Woman

Allan W. Watts

A reflection upon a great human problem in light of the Chinese view of nature. The problem of man's relation to nature raises the problem of man's relation to woman. (book)


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Alan W. Watts

perhaps the most famous of all Watts' works, pursuing an answer to the question who am I? (book)


Does It Matter?

Alan W. Watts

Essays on Man's Relation to Materiality (book)


Tao the Watercourse Way

Alan W. Watts

a discussion of Taoism and the Chinese language (book)


The Tao of Physics

Fritjof Capra

a pioneering work that reconciles eastern philosophy and western science in a brilliant humanistic vision of the universe (book)


Everyday Tao

Deng Ming-Dao

subtitle: living with balance and harmony (book)


Only Don't Know

Seung Sahn

Selected teaching letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn (book)


Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake

Hyon Gak

Subtitle: Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn (book)