Producers: Irving and Elda Hartley
Alan Watts: Art of Meditation
Available for purchase as part of Hartley Classics Volume 3
Narrator Alan Watts, the West's most widely recognized teacher of Zen Buddhism, takes a step-by-step approach in this film to the meditative disciplines of breath control, posture, and concentration.
"Meditation has no purpose, no objective," he says, "but to be entirely in the here and now - All memories and expectations exist now and now only, because now is what there is and all there is."
This experiential video captures Watts at his best when he extols laughter as the best form of meditation and, laughing heartily, urges his audience to participate.
"An entrancing, seriously made film."