A question that was asked of us attending the orientation at our local Sangha, was "what influenced our decision to learn about Buddhism and visit the Sangha?" Well I went on to explain how i got caught up in watching Alan Watts utube videos, causing me to dwell in thought on many certain things... I wasn't even aware at first that Alan Watts was even Buddhist, but enjoyed the deep thinking subjects. It appeared to me that my answer was unsettling for the lady providing the orientation, and I left thinking that his views were not entirely in line with this Sangha, but I am still unsure as to why... I mean, I know Alan wrote books on Zen, and this is a Zen Sangha... Is there something not in agreement?
Does anyone know what would be conflicting in his views? I enjoy listening to him lecture and have yet to pick out anything controversial to the Zen teachings I am learning from other venues thus far.
Or perhaps I read her all wrong and there is not an issue with him?