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SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT - Alan Clements Uncensored

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ALAN CLEMENTS UNCENSORED ~ SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT

Mindfulness, Meditation and Indoctrination: How Are They Different? I Swear to Tell the Truth. Reclaiming Freedom and Authenticity - The Totality of My Flawed and Beautiful Life.

Alan Clements’ shows are “a scorching comedic romp through the world of spiritual and political indoctrination and the commodification of mind states.” - Paul W. Morris, former managing editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and an editor at the Utne award-winning website Killing the Buddha.

"Alan Clements' one-man show is a hilarious and brilliant deconstruction of contemporary spiritual cows and geopolitical issues that illuminates the importance of understanding human consciousness as the most effective means of social, political and spiritual transformation.” - Yoga Journal Review



Venue: Donkey Wheel House - Level 2, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD.
Only 125 seats. Advanced tickets are essential if you wish to attend the event.
Doors & bar open: 6:30pm
Show commences: 7:30pm - 9:00pm


In a night of spiritual-political satire and activist entertainment, Clements ignites conscience by celebrating freedom of expression and the power of the human heart. A former director of Amnesty International called Clements “one of the most compelling voices of our times.” Critics have described Alan's spoken word performances as “existentially cathartic,” “enthralling and hallucinogenic”—“a brilliant deconstruction of spiritual and cultural propaganda that addresses head-on the insanity of war, climate change and the commercialization of consciousness.”


About Alan Clements:
As a former Buddhist monk in dictatorship-ravaged-Burma and a journalist in areas of extreme conflict, including the former-Yugoslavia, Clements riffs on issues of violence and nonviolence, compassion and greed, servitude and freedom, meditation and indoctrination, from his personal experience and a rare satirical humor, while giving audiences a captivating expression on how WE — the PEOPLE — can safeguard ourselves from spiritual and political propaganda. And in so doing, relearn active citizenry by liberating our own minds from fear, apathy, and cynicism.

Clements was among the first Westerners to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Burma, where he lived in a monastery practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly five years, before being expelled from the country in 1984 by the dictatorship, with no reason given.

Leaving the monastic life, Clements returned to the West, becoming a spiritual maverick, journalist, and human rights activist engaged in Burma's nonviolent struggle for freedom while speaking up for political prisoners worldwide.

This not-for-profit Event is a Benefit for The Burma Project International. Clements co-authored The Voice of Hope with Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi - the former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Laureate. In addition, his books include, Burma:The Next Killing Fields, and Revolution of the Spirit, both with forewords by the Dalai Lama and endorsed by 8 Noble Peace Laureates and former President Jimmy Carter. He also also written, "Instinct for Freedom" and "A Future To Believe In: 108 Reflections on the Art and Activism of Freedom."

“Distilling the essence of world religions, cultures, politics, and spiritual traditions, Alan Clements’ magnificent, timely book provides a courageous and intelligent compass personifying our aspirations for freedom and wisdom, and in so doing, offers insights on how to actively shape a future that gives life hope. With our planet in peril, it is imperative that we act now to provide a secure future for our children and future generations; make this book your guide, mentor and friend.” ~ Dr Helen Caldicott, Author of Nuclear Power is Not the Answer and If you Love this Planet; Founding President Physicians for Social Responsibility


Clements has been interviewed on ABC National, Talk to America, CBC, VOA, BBC, the New York Times, Time and Newsweek magazines, the Sydney Morning Herald, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal, and scores of other media worldwide. He also delivered a keynote at Amnesty International's 30th Year Anniversary at the John Ford Theater in LA. Learn more about Alan's work by visiting his web site at: www.AlanClements.com.


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Donkey Wheel House is a short walk from Southern Cross train station. There is a Wilson Carpark 150m from the venue at 163 Spencer Street.

What do I bring?

If you would like to purchase a drink pre show, please bring cash.



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