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Take a deep dive into the collected recordings of Alan Watts with Alan’s son, Mark Watts. 
Being in the Way is a podcast series that explores the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour tape collection - including recordings not heard in 40 years. We will meet some of the people being influenced by the works of Alan Watts today and learn a little of the history behind how these remarkable recordings were made. 
Mark and his guests offer reflections on Alan’s ideas— ideas that were radically innovative and groundbreaking in the sixties and seventies, and yet seem to have come of age today.
Being in the Way is brought to you by the Alan Watts Organization, in partnership with Ram Dass' Be Here Now Network.
Check out all of the Alan Watts Organization's offerings at alanwatts.org. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 127 Ratings

Take a deep dive into the collected recordings of Alan Watts with Alan’s son, Mark Watts. 
Being in the Way is a podcast series that explores the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour tape collection - including recordings not heard in 40 years. We will meet some of the people being influenced by the works of Alan Watts today and learn a little of the history behind how these remarkable recordings were made. 
Mark and his guests offer reflections on Alan’s ideas— ideas that were radically innovative and groundbreaking in the sixties and seventies, and yet seem to have come of age today.
Being in the Way is brought to you by the Alan Watts Organization, in partnership with Ram Dass' Be Here Now Network.
Check out all of the Alan Watts Organization's offerings at alanwatts.org. 

    Ep. 3 – In Your Own Way

    Ep. 3 – In Your Own Way

    Alan Watts illuminates the connections between Taoism and relativity, technology and human evolution, culture and seperation, Saints and rascals, you and not-you, as well as difference and unity.

    Furthering outlining his father's storied life and works, Mark shares perspective on Alan's early literary successes, radio work, and ensuing lecture tours. Highlighting how Alan's lively and expressive style of sharing dharma on the public stage quickly captivated audiences hungry for insight into the mystery, Mark introduces part-one of the talk that is the namesake of this podcast: Being in the Way.

    "The principle of relativity is absolutely fundamental to an understanding of Taoist philosophy. That is to say, that wherever you are, whoever you are, and whatever you are: you're in the middle." – Alan Watts




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    Ep. 2 – Dropping Out From Karma

    Ep. 2 – Dropping Out From Karma

    In the second episode of Being in the Way – an Alan Watts podcast exclusively on the Be Here Now Network – Alan's son, Mark Watts, shares background on Alan's early life, before introducing two of his father's specially curated dharma talks: Taoist Way of Dropping Out From Karma (Part III), and Wisdom of the Ridiculous.

    "The whole conception of nature is as a self-regulating, self-governing, democratic organism. But it has a totality; it all goes together. This totality is the Tao." – Alan Watts




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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 1 - Following the Taoist Way

    Ep. 1 - Following the Taoist Way

    Being in the Way is a podcast series that explores the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour tape collection. Hosted by Alan's son, Mark Watts, Being in the Way features curated talks from Alan Watts and conversations with guests who continue to be inspired by Watts' work today.







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Official Alan Watts Podcast is Coming to the Be Here Now Network!

    The Official Alan Watts Podcast is Coming to the Be Here Now Network!

    The Alan Watts Organization and Be Here Now Network have come together to bring you a new podcast series that dives deep into the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour collection of talks - from the most popular talks lighting up the Internet today to recordings not heard in 40 years. 

    This Monday, June 7th, discover for yourself why Alan Watts has continued to inspire generations of seekers with the Alan Watts Being in the Way podcast. 

    This exciting new series is hosted by Mark Watts, Alan's son and archive curator. Mark and his guests share Alan Watts’ inspirational work that poetically interprets the wisdom teachings of the East for Western audiences. 

    Set a reminder for June 7th and subscribe to the Alan Watts Being in the Way podcast wherever you get podcasts to receive regular wisdom from Alan Watts - brought to you by the Alan Watts Organization and Ram Dass' Be Here Now Network!

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Craigmoon ,

Much Needed Timeless Wisdom

I’ve listened to scores of hours of Alan Watts’ talks, and the wisdom he imparts and the playful spirit in which he does so keeps his talks fresh, delightful, and meaningful. He distilled the essence of Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and even Gnostic thought in a way that makes these philosophies palatable and digestible to the western mind. Thanks to his son Mark for keeping his father’s legacy alive and for starting this podcast.

DillonDav ,

A Gift!

Deeply grateful for this podcast. Excited for the episodes to come.

BeTrueToMe ,

Most astonishing minds of the 20th century

Few would argue that Alan’s lectures were one of the most precious gifts from any human designed to raise our consciousness to meet the future. My life has been profoundly evolved by this one man.
PS please lose the background noise/music during his words. It is so disturbing.

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