Alan is a man of many distinctions. He was the first american to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Burma in modern times. He is an author, public speaker, retreat leader, investigative journalist, a satirist, and performing artist. His numerous books, writings, and films, include: Burma the next killing fields and Revolution of the spirit (both books with forewords by the Dalai lama).
He has also written as book and spoken word: Instinct for freedom, swimming through stone – a personal journey with DMT, Natural freedom: the dharma beyond Buddhism, A future to believe in, and his international best seller, The voice of hope.
In this podcast we talk about finding your voice, passion, dictatorships, near death experiences, relationships, life as a monk, conformity and fitting in, spirituality, importance of honesty, climate change, love and preciousness of life, but more importantly we get real deep about life.
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