In the 1960′s, Alan Watts was one of the earliest people bringing an understanding of Zen Buddhism and other eastern philosophies to the United States by publishing numerous books and giving lectures. He has long been a favorite of mine. Here is a TV show produced in San Francisco in the very early 60s that shows him explaining the nature of meditation which, at the time, was not generally understood in this country. More info here.
If you find him interesting, you might want to follow a podcast of his talks available here (iTunes link).
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