Alan Watts, born in Britain but who lived most of his life in America, was instrumental in introducing and making Eastern philosophy popular for westerners. One of the many books he wrote was ‘The Way of Zen’, written in 1957, which became one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism.
I don’t know much about him but I have started listening to recordings of his talks. This one, in particular, struck a chord; it’s too good not to share. The person who made this video has, in a way, added to Watts’ words by using scenes from the film, ‘Tree of Life’.