One Heart is delighted to be hosting a return visit by Alan Clements:
Bringing Meditation & Mindfulness into Our World:
Reclaiming Freedom and Authenticity – The Totality of Everyday Life
with Alan Clements
An evening Talk: Saturday 5 August 7.30-9.00 pm
A one day Workshop: Sunday 27 August 11.30am-5.30pm
Alan Clements is a former Buddhist monk who trained with the mindfulness meditation masters Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita in Burma for many years. He is an author and insight meditation and mindfulness teacher who focuses his presentations on those who wish to live a more conscious, mindful and passionate life in the world.
As a long time yoga practitioner, human rights activist, and creative stage artist, he connects yoga, activism and art with the timeless practices of meditation and mindfulness and calls it World Dharma and Inner Dharma Yoga. Alan leads workshops, retreats and mindful intelligence trainings in Canada, Burma, the US, and Australia.
Alan is also a political and spiritual satirist, and performs his one person show “Spiritually Incorrect” to audiences around the world as benefits to raise awareness of global human rights and to highlight the plight of political prisoners worldwide. His books, CDs and films include Instinct for Freedom, A Future to Believe In: Empowerment, Revolution and The Right To Be Free, The Dharma Beyond Buddhism, Spiritually Incorrect: Authoritarianism, Authenticity and Activism, and The Voice of Hope: Alan Clements in Conversation with Burma’s Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Alan’s life is material for a legend. An intellectual artist, freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and experience with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived. He’ll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way of being.”
— Catherine Ingram, In the Footsteps of Gandhi and Passionate Presence
The workshop is grounded in the practices of insight meditation, experiential Buddhist Psychology and what Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma calls, “The Courage to Care” or “A Revolution of the Spirit” common to all people beyond religion, philosophy, and beliefs.
During the day we will explore Mindful intelligence – the fusion of ethical, emotional, and spiritual intelligence. We invite old and new friends – the yoga-dharma Sangha – to join us in this special day of sacred communion, joining together to explore a new edge of transformation, to embody a more elevated expression of freedom, love and compassion and an end to all forms of violence.
The workshop will include:
– group meditation with instructions to practice awareness-based mindfulness meditation
– teachings with instructions in “sustained mindfulness” in all postures — sitting, walking, eating, etc
– group discussions with Q & A and dialogue to explore how to make our lives a vehicle for awakening
– foundational instructions and practices for classical (process-oriented) Buddhist Psychology
– time for creative writing (self-life) explorations (bring a notebook)
– reflections and processes that evolve clarity of purpose and meaningful actions in the world
– guided meditation fostering specific states of consciousness, such as compassion, love and empathy
Evening Talk: $30
One Day Workshop: $125
Evening Talk + One Day Workshop: $125
All prices include booking fees.
“I am excited to be hosting this return visit by Alan Clements at One Heart. Alan’s expression is unique, passionate, stirring and deeply inspiring. The talk and workshop is especially relevant for those who yearn to bring their authentic self into the world, or who want an engaging process to help explore next steps in liberating self or acting courageously for a more compassionate world. It is hard not to be inspired by the extraordinary combination of practice, art, activism and genuine inquiry that Alan explores.”
– Anahata Giri, One Heart Yoga & Meditation