The Collapse of Certainty

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December 14, 2010

The Collapse of Certainty

Alan Clements December 14, 2010

Tami Simon speaks with Alan Clements, a human activist, artist and former Buddhist monk, extensively trained in Buddhist psychology and insight meditation. He is the author of The Voice of Hope, Burma, and a new book, A Future to Believe In. With Sounds True he’s published the audio learning program Natural Freedom. Alan discusses the archetype of feminine power found in the life actions of Burmese Nobel Laureate and activist Aung San Suu Kyi. We also spoke about the collapse of certainty in the face of war and genocide, and the idea of the inter-dependence of our freedom, as well as asking ourselves the question, “What is freedom?” (58 minutes)

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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 for freedom and democracy, known as a “revolution of the spirit.” He is the author of a number of books including Instinct for Freedom and The Voice of Hope, an internationally acclaimed book of conversations with Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize® Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Clements has been interviewed by Nightline, CBS News, Time, Newsweek, and numerous other media worldwide.

He currently teaches retreats and speaks to audiences across the globe on the sanctity of freedom and the fundamental importance of trusting one’s own deepest experience. His latest book, A Future to Believe In: 107 Reflections on Transforming the Maddening Miracle of Life, is set for publication in 2011. For more information, please visit AlanClements.com.

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The Collapse of Certainty

Tami Simon speaks with Alan Clements, a human activist, artist and former Buddhist monk, extensively trained in Buddhist psychology and insight meditation. He is the author of The Voice of Hope, Burma, and a new book, A Future to Believe In. With Sounds True he’s published the audio learning program Natural Freedom. Alan discusses the archetype of feminine power found in the life actions of Burmese Nobel Laureate and activist Aung San Suu Kyi. We also spoke about the collapse of certainty in the face of war and genocide, and the idea of the inter-dependence of our freedom, as well as asking ourselves the question, “What is freedom?” (58 minutes)

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