Animated Alan Watts

Alan Watts was a prolific author of books on comparative religion. He was a genius at contrasting Christianity, Judaism with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. In many ways has what Osho called Zorba the Buddah because he had his feet firmly in the West and the East. After growing up in England he settled in California for most of his life.

His most popular books include The Way of Zen (1957) and Tao: The Watercourse Way (1975). Many of his recorded lectures are highly entertaining and he often described himself as a spiritual entertainer not a guru. The animations below were produced by Trey Parker & Matt Stone, the creators of South Park.

Prickles & Goo


The Earth is People-ing


The Unsettling Truth About Life


My Taoism interview with Kate Turkington

A few weeks ago I did my first interview with Kate Turkington on Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk. My good friend Reuel Leach recorded it for me and emailed me the mp3 file of this interview for download soon afterwards. Whatever you know about Taoism is probably limited to the many myths about Eastern religion and philosophy. This interview was during a very stressful period in my life. And its always been my goal to let go of things, especially goals. In this interview I reference the excellent modern translation of the Tao Te Ching by Ron Hogan.

Any questions about Taoism? Feel free to post them below.