Sex, Sake and Zen

The following is an excerpt from the book  50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion authored by Daniele Bolelli. Most Westerners who become fascinated with Zen Buddhism are intrigued with its reputation as an anti-authoritarian, freedom-loving, individualistic tradition. Books by excellent writers like Alan Watts popularized an image of Zen as a very relaxed, go-with-the-flow…