This is not a Lecture / Dies ist keine Vorlesung / Isto não é uma Conferência / Esto no es una Conferencia

This is not a lecture. Nor is it a form of entertainment. We are going to talk over together in conversation about the whole of our existence from the moment we are born till we die.

In that period of time, whether it be 50 years or 90 years or 100 years, we go through all kinds of problems and difficulties. You have problems – economic, social, religious; problems of personal relationship, problems of individual fulfilment, wanting to find one’s roots in some place or other.

And we have innumerable psychological wounds, pleasures, sensations, fears. And also there is a great deal of fear in all Human beings; great deal of anxiety, uncertainty, and the pursuit of pleasure. And also all Human beings on this beautiful Earth suffer a great deal of pain, loneliness.

And also we are going to talk over together the question of death; what is a religious mind; and what is meditation; and if there is anything that is beyond all thought, there is anything sacred in life, or everything is matter and therefore we lead a materialistic life.

We are going to look together what mankind has done to the world and what we have done to each other. So this is not an entertainment, a romantic, sentimental journey.

Not only is it intellectually important, which is part of our being, but also we must look at all these problems, the thousand issues that mankind has, not from any point of view, not from a particular belief or faith, but rather explore together, investigate together.

So we are going to take a very long, complex journey together. We walk together, investigate together, look at the World that we have created.

This is not a lecture on any particular subject according to certain disciplines, scientific or philosophical. Lectures are meant to inform on a particular subject or instruct.

But we are not going to do that.

We are going to, if you will kindly, talk over together our problems as two friends, though we don’t know each other, we are going to talk about the form of our existence.


I have nothing to sell. I am an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music.

He doesn’t want to convert you to anything. He doesn’t want you to join an organization in favor of Mozart’s music as opposed to, say, Beethoven’s.

And I approach you in the same spirit as a musician with his piano or a violinist with his violin. I just want you to enjoy a point of view that I enjoy.

Alan Watts

I want to take a few moments with you, just be where you are and just to do a bit of looking togehter again.

Actually this talking is not to produce thinking, it is more a rendition, it is somehting mor energetic. It is not to scratch your head.

I just want you to just sit for a moment. Not raise your hood. There is an Awarness here.


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