World Dharma Online Institute
Exploring World Dharma Intelligence Merging Secular Buddhist Practices with the Liberating Art of Being True & Human
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The World Dharma eCourse: An Overview:
Drawn from ancient and modern traditions, both East and West, The World Dharma eCourse is a distillation of Alan Clements’ life work — a journey that has taken him from the sacredness of monastic silence deep into the dark heart of war zones. By merging the models of personal and planetary transformation found within his freedom trilogy – The Voice of Hope, Instinct for Freedom, and A Future to Believe In – the eCourse illuminates the interplay between our inner journey (the exploration of consciousness and its contents) with its expression in the outer world though the liberating art of being true and human.
Presented over 9 consecutive weeks the multimedia eCourse delves into the theory, practices and teachings of World Dharma — an experiential, non-dogmatic approach to life-transformation and human liberation. World Dharma is unique to each individual and is evolved through the artful interplay of one’s meditative awareness with everything: no exceptions. Alan also calls this self-authenticating process the yoga of freedom — or that of finding our liberation through living in every circumstance we face.
Although motivations for undertaking the eCourse vary, emphasis is placed on a radical transition to a world in which we are inspired to peacefully co-create sustainable economic, environmental and spiritual solutions, devoid of exploitation, violence, and degradation.Towards these goals the World Dharma eCourse offers a practical framework to understand the essential elements of World Dharma or that of “inner environmentalism and the deep ecology of consciousness,” as well as a powerful (self-designed) methodology for their experiential application.
The eCourse includes comprehensive instructions in the areas of a “whole-mind awareness” as daily-life-requisite, the philosophy and practices of both pre-and-post-mindfulness-based meditations, classical and contemporary self-reflections, liberating thought experiments offering hope and the invention of a new future, creative writing explorations that serve to transcend the limitations of the present, individual processes evolving clarity of purpose and meaningful actions in the world, and guided meditations fostering specific states of mind, such as empathy, transparency, and patience.