Published author, Alan Clements, is the founder of World Dharma, a non-sectarian organization of self-styled seekers, artists, rebels, writers, scholars, journalists, and activists dedicated to a trans-religious, independent approach to personal and planetary transformation (through the integration of global human rights, meditation, and the experiential study of consciousness) with a life of expression through the arts, media, activism and service.
In the early 80’s a college-age Alan went overland to India, Burma, and the East, to become one of the first Westerners to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). He lived at the Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha (MSY) Mindfulness Meditation Centre, training in the practice and teaching of Satipatthana Vipassana (Insight) meditation and Buddhist psychology (Abhidhamma), under the guidance of his preceptor the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw and his successor, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita.
In the mid 1980s, Alan led mindfulness-based meditation retreats and trainings throughout the US, Australia, and Canada, including assisting at a three-month Mindfulness Teacher Training with the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Massachusetts.
He is respected world wide for his numerous publications and his teachings.
Read more about Alan, here: www.worlddharma.com/about-alan-clements
Check out his seminar, 10:30-11:30am on Friday, at the Balispirit Festival:
WISDOM OF MINDFULNESS
A Buddhist-Inspired, Insight Meditation, World Dharma Training Uniquely for Bali Fest 2023 with Alan Clements The Integration of Classical Mindfulness Training and Insight Meditation, with Process-Oriented Buddhist Psychology, Creativity, and Being Human. World Dharma is Having the Courage to Care for Others as Equal to Oneself – the Practices of Shared Freedom, Environmental Sanity and Global Human Rights The workshop is grounded in the practices of mindfulness and insight meditation from the lineage of Alan’s Buddhist teachers during his years as a monk – Burma’s Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita – and a World Dharma emphasizing ‘finding liberation in every circumstance we face