Freedom and the Courage to Care
I am truly humbled to welcome today’s guest, Alan Clements, back onto the show. Briefly I’d love to run you through the incredible bio of our amazing guest. Alan was born in the US, he is a former Buddhist monk, and was ordained as one of the first Buddhist Monks in former Burma. In 1984, forced to leave the country by Burma’s military authorities, Alan returned to the West and through invitation lectured widely on the wisdom of mindfulness, in addition to leading numerous mindfulness-based meditation retreats and trainings throughout the US, Australia, and Canada. Alan has written a host of incredible books and consulted with NGO’s and the United Nation’s on the pivotal role of consciousness in understanding human rights, freedom, and peace.
Alan has made a career of integrating his classical Buddhist training with a political awareness that includes global human rights, environmental sanity, democracy and the preciousness of everyday freedom. His efforts working on behalf of oppressed people led a former director of Amnesty International to call Alan “one of the most important and compelling voices of our times”. A speaker at UN, Amnesty and global events, recently Alan has been actively raising awareness of the political situation in Burma
If you are at all interested in hearing from this poet, writer, artist, creator and global speaker on freedom and having the courage to care amidst troubling times, then settle in and listen on as Alan with his eloquent deconstruction of the times we live in and how to face up to life’s challenges with conscious intention.
It was so wonderful to have Alan on the show today. And to be reminded today of the power of the courage to care and how we create, limit, enjoy or deny inner freedom and what it means to be free in the world. If you enjoyed this episode of AMLBD please ensure to subscribe, and if you could review us in ITunes or your fav podcasting app that would be amazing! This helps ensure that many more people will gain access to the podcast and the wisdom of our guests. Thanks again for joining us on the show and wherever you are in the world wishing you a beautiful morning, day or eve.
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