Clark Strand

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Clark Strand (Woodstock, NY / NYC)

Journalist and Author of Waking the Buddha

www.wakingthebuddha.org

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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM

  • He is the author of Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion (Middleway Press, May 2014), a book that offers a socially active alternative to the tradition of “meditative” Buddhism
  • An experienced journalist and media guest, Clark was a senior editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
  • Clark has founded and led spiritual study groups, taught workshops and retreats, lectured at colleges and universities (both in America and Japan), and has spoken at some of the largest Buddhist gatherings held in America

NEWS HOOKS & TALKING POINTS

  • Is American religion outdated? Pinpointing the disconnect between religion and modern-day life.
  • Specific Buddhist philosophies that can bring Americans back to religion
  • How corporate America has hijacked the mindfulness movement
  • Is Buddhist practice the new designer drug for the well-to-do?
  • Strand’s 20-year odyssey through the religions of the world

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clark Strand is a spiritual writer and former Zen Buddhist monk who previously served as senior editor of the magazine Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He is the author of the books How to Believe in God: Whether You Believe in Religion or Not and Meditation Without Gurus as well as countless groundbreaking articles.

PRAISE FOR WAKING THE BUDDHA

Waking the Buddha is an eye-opener. In a world where the old religious orders struggle to keep pace with the signs of the times, Strand re-introduces SGI as a relevant and inspiring solution to the challenges of 20th (and 21st) century life. More than just a Buddhist Reformation, this may be the 4th turning of the wheel of Dharma, and all traditions (East and West) have much to learn from what is offered here. It’s not an overstatement to say that this book has changed the way I think of organized religion and faith-based movement building forever.” —Rev. Michael Ellick, Founder of Occupy Faith

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