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Instinct for Freedom: Finding Liberation Through Living

Clements, Alan

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ISBN 10: 1577312120 / ISBN 13: 9781577312123
Published by New World Library, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing (complete number line) hardcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner, in excellent, otherwise unmarked condition (slight handling, slight page rippling), with good dust jacket (only slightly worn, but there is a discoloration on the underside near the bottom of the spine, not visible from the outside). 270 pages. [1.3 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 52303

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Title: Instinct for Freedom: Finding Liberation ...

Publisher: New World Library

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Considers the natural and spiritual instincts that drive people to seek freedom from such oppressive elements as fear, apathy, and ignorance, challenging readers to apply an intuitive process to transform everyday encounters into liberating experiences. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

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Alan Clements was one of the first Americans to pioneer the dharma from the remote South East Asian Buddhist country of Burma, where he lived in a Buddhist monastery during the late 1970s and 80s, nearly four years of which he spent as a monk. During this time he trained in classical Buddhist psychology and Vipassana (insight) meditation with two of the most respected meditation masters of our era, the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, and his successor Sayadaw U Pandita.
Since 1989, Clements has expanded his teaching beyond classical Buddhism to become an evocative spokesperson for the transformation of consciousness as the basis of freedom and dignity, lecturing and teaching retreats worldwide. His efforts on behalf of oppressed peoples worldwide have led Mr. Jack Healy, the former director of Amnesty International, to call Alan "one of the most important and compelling voices of our times."

Alan has lived in some of the most highly volatile areas of the world. In the jungles of Burma, in 1991, he witnessed and documented the genocide of the ethnic minorities by the military dictatorship, which he wrote about in his first book, Burma: The Next Killing Fields? He then lived in the former-Yugoslavia for nearly a year during the war where he wrote "Burning" (a screenplay). Back in Burma he co-authored The Voice of Hope the internationally acclaimed book of conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace laureate and leader of her country's non-violent struggle for freedom. Clements is also co-author of Burma's Revolution of the Spirit, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama.

In addition, Clements was the script revisionist and advisor for Beyond Rangoon, a feature film depicting Burma's struggle for democracy, directed by John Boorman. Alan has been interviewed on ABC Nightline, CBS Evening News, Talk to America, CBC, VOA, BBC, and by the New York Times, London Times, Time and Newsweek magazines, and scores of other media worldwide.

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