Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Alan Watts new 2-hour radio special (audio)

Wisdom Quarterly; Alan Watts, LA Buddhist Radio with Roy of Hollywood Tuckman (KPFK)
Alan Watts lived the psychedelic sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area (ianmack.com)
Alan Watts Special, 8:00-10:00, Sunday, March 1, 2015 (archive.kpfk.org)
Early days of Alan Watts
Alan Watts was one of the best and earliest Westerners to introduce Buddhism and Eastern Philosophy to the U.S. He came from England, was once an Anglican minister, and was very well versed on Hinduism, Taoism, and Christianity as well.

Though he focused on Zen, a Western favorite, he well understood the early Theravada Buddhist teachings and the later much larger Hindu-influenced Mahayana Buddhist teachings. When Watts came to the U.S. he moved to Northern California, where he became a radio broadcaster at Pacifica (KPFA.org) in Berkeley. But his recordings are now only heard on Pacifica (KPFK.org) in Los Angeles. That he is heard anywhere is largely due to SoCal fans and the persistent efforts of veteran radio man Roy of Hollywood Tuckman.

Suffering, Craving, Nirvana
Buddhist Radio exists in Los Angeles thanks to Roy of Hollywood's show "Something's Happening," which airs from midnight to 5:00 am and Sunday mornings at 8:00 am. (Listen free at archive.kpfk.org for up to 90 days from the broadcast).

"Buddhist Radio" on KPFK, Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles (90.7 FM, kpfk.org)

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