Awakening to Life
An Interview with Alan Clements

December 15, 2018

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Alan Clements speaks with Joanna about: the origin of the global lay mindfulness movement; “Wisdom for the World: Mindful Advice for all Nations”, a forthcoming book of conversations with U Pandita; the beauty of unknowing and vulnerability; “how can I come off the altar of my dogma?”; becoming more human in the face of mortality and loss; humbled by the vulnerability of this deep interconnectedness; the ultimate insight of breathing meditation; the complexity of the Burma situation; World Dharma, a dharma without dogma, beyond religion, beyons belief.

Alan Clements is an author, activist, performing artist, former Buddhist monk, and one of the West’s foremost nonsectarian dharma teachers. He is also a leading authority on Burma’s nonviolent struggle fro freedom and democracy, known as a “revolution of the spirit.” His latest book is “A Future to Believe In: 107 Reflections on Transforming the Maddening Miracle of Life”.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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