Artist, activist, and spiritual teacher Alan Clements trained as a Buddhist monk in Burma for the better part of a decade. Instrumental to bringing a nonsectarian Dharma to the West, Clements has lectured and taught hundreds of retreats in North America and Australia. He has performed his 'Spiritually Incorrect' monologue in theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Since disrobing in 1983 Clements has become an evocative voice for freedom and dignity, exploring their essential place in contemporary spirituality. Since 1988 Clements has played a prominent role in bringing Burma's "revolution of the spirit" to the world. In 1995, he coauthored The Voice of Hope, the internationally acclaimed book of conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991's Nobel Peace laureate and leader of her country's nonviolent struggle for freedom. He presently teaches retreats and speaks to audiences on the fundamental importance of trusting one's own deepest experience. His website is

Festivals: 1998

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