A Future to Believe in : A Guide to Empowerment, Revolution, and the Universal Right to Be Free
After four years in creation, Alan Clements brings us a visionary new book, A Future to Believe In: 108 Reflections that Could Transform the World. In it he weaves the wisdom of hundreds of the world?s most creative and courageous thinkers ? artists, activists, scientists, and risk-takers ? in with his own most compelling life-lessons, questions, and discoveries, from his forty-year long pursuit of truth and freedom ? an epic journey of world travel, spiritual exploration, scholarly study and political activism, that has taken him from the sacredness of monastic silence deep into the dark heart of war zones. An iconoclastic blend of radical cultural commentary, edgy political punditry and provocative life-inquiry, this field guide for revolutionaries, and a model for a new society, is designed to liberate the human spirit ? igniting gutsy transformation in one?s daily life and nonviolent political change around the world. Burma?s Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom Clements co-authored the acclaimed book of conversations, The Voice of Hope, calls this global movement a revolution of the spirit or the awakening of a new language of freedom. By fearlessly fusing timeless spiritual values with nonviolent political actions, we can unite and cocreate a future to believe in.
- Paperback | 268 pages
- 140 x 216 x 14mm
- 02 Sep 2011
- World Dharma Publications
- United States
About Alan Clements
"The greatest gift a book can offer is the wisdom that elevates our consciousness into compassionate actions that honor the interdependency of all life. This book delivers that gift with poetic beauty, fearless grace and the bold reality of what it means to be human. Reading it will inspire you, provoke you, keep you up at night, and most of all, change you." Cheryl Richardson, bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life. ALAN CLEMENTS is a world dharma teacher, performing artist, human rights activist, and the founder of the World Dharma vision. As one of the first Westerners to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Burma, he lived in a monastery for many years training in Buddhist psychology and mindfulness meditation. In 1984 he was forced to leave the country by the dictatorship, with no reason given. He has returned numerous times to witness and document the human rights violations. Clements is the co-founder of The World Dharma Institute which offers an innovative video training program exploring World Dharma - the art and activism of freedom. The Program finds its roots in Alan's newest book, "A Future to Believe In." www.AFutureToBelieveIn.com Clements is also the author of a number of other books including Instinct for Freedom (nominated for the best spiritual teaching/ memoir by the National Spiritual Booksellers Association in 2003, and The Voice of Hope - Conversations with Burma's Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, which moved Alice Walker to write, "Every leader on the planet should read this book at least once." Clements has been interviewed for Nightline, CBC Canada, Talk to America, the New York Times, Newsweek and Time magazines, Yoga Journal and other media. In addition, he has presented to such organizations as Mikhail Gorbachev's State of The World Forum and delivered a keynote address for Amnesty International's 30th year anniversary. www.AlanClements.com.