PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) presents a 6 week course exploring the great Alan Watts and his timeless insights.
This will be led by his grand-daughter, Myra Krien.
Alan Watts was an inspired speaker. Humorous and engaging, his style entertains while bringing clarity to the philosophies and spiritual metaphysics he enjoys exploring. Join us for a journey of Watts as the ‘philosophical entertainer’ through 6 of his talks.
Week 1: Relax Your Mind
Week 2: Don’t Think Too Much
Week 3: The Taoist Way
Week 4: Reality Is Merely an Illusion
Week 5: The Veil That Conceals Reality
Week 6: How To Take Life To The Next Level
We will listen to a talk each week and then meet on Sunday afternoons to discuss questions relevant to his talks, as well as engage in movement to music related to the topics. Limited to 15 students.
WHEN: Sundays April 12 to June 14th
1.30-3pm Sante Fe Time MST
3.30-5pm New York Time EST
COST: Sliding scale pay what you can
$60, $90, $120
WHO is ALAN WATTS?
A prolific author and speaker, Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. Born outside London in 1915, he discovered the nearby Buddhist Lodge at a young age. After moving to the United States in 1938, Alan became an Episcopal priest for a time, and then relocated to Millbrook, New York, where he wrote his pivotal book The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety. In 1951 he moved to San Francisco where he began teaching Buddhist studies, and in 1956 began his popular radio show, “Way Beyond the West.” By the early sixties, Alan’s radio talks aired nationally and the counterculture movement adopted him as a spiritual spokesperson. He wrote and traveled regularly until his passing in 1973.
“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Alan Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the un-writable’. Watts begins with scholarship and intellect and proceeds with art and eloquence to the frontiers of the spirit. A fascinating entry into the deepest ways of knowing.”
— LA Times
WHO IS MYRA KRIEN?
Myra Krien, (the grand-daughter of Alan Watts) winner of the 2018 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2018 Best of Santa Fe, Performing Arts, is an award-winning Middle Eastern dance artist, and international performer, choreographer and teacher of belly dance. Krien has performed on some of Americas most prestigious stages, toured internationally, performed for PBS and Japanese television and been reviewed by national publications such as Dance Magazine. Myra has been an inspirational coach and speaker, leading many groups over the past 30 years to greater wholeness and well being. She also has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from St. John’s College with years of experience in leading seminars through the use of Socratic dialogue methodology.