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About Jay Warren Clark

Jay Warren Clark is a professor of Religious Studies, a poet, a nationally recognized master teacher, and a teacher of teachers. In the 1990’s Professor Clark was nominated and accepted for inclusion in the Merit Scholar based compendium, Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He taught for years at both of his alma maters, San Diego State University and Grossmont Community College, where he offered such courses as Scriptures of India and China, Cultural Heritages of Asia, the Intellectual Foundations of Asia, and various classes in the Humanities and Philosophy departments. At San Diego State he was singled out by the participants of the Seminar for International Teachers of English (SITE) for the excellence of his yearly workshops on “Vitality in the Classroom.”

Though Professor Clark’s formal training is in the traditions of South and East Asia, and though he has lived for more than 3 years in East Asia, he is by temperament (and on principle) a pure eclectic and brings to his talks and lectures many years of study of the sacred traditions of both Eastern and Western cultures. In addition to his theological and philosophical training he has studied both Japanese and Classical Chinese—which latter he studied because of his lifetime interest in the ancient Chinese Classics: The Book of Changes or I Ching, and the Lao Tzu, or Tao Te Ching. An advocate of the Perennial Philosophy, the roots of his personal teaching can be found in the various “non-dual” (advaita) teachings that are found around the world but which are articulated most precisely within the Hindu advaita tradition itself.

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