Alan Clements has lived a life of social activist and dharma teacher. As activists, we sometimes get a bit preoccupied with the news of the day, with this or that fact or issue. At least for many people, stepping back, taking a deep breath, and considering spiritualism behind social activism is a good thing. On this score, Alan Clements has much insight.
He was on KPFK's Innervision show with Michael Benner on November 14th, and I thought I'd toss up an MP3 file of the show. They talked quite a bit about his experience with activists in Burma and Yugoslavia, and about the ideas he fleshed out in his new book, Instinct For Freedom: Finding Liberation Through Living. He took inspiration for the first part of the title from Noam Chomsky.
The show runs for about an hour and the first three minutes are a musical introduction. The MP3 file is about 10 megabytes. Enjoy!