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 invited 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,” and in the Asian Studies Department his evaluations by students were “the highest” ever seen by his Department Chair. 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—the 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. He has a fondness for Native American Teachings, the Ancient Greeks, and, like many, his first introduction to the Wisdom Traditions was through the New Testament. 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. He is the Director of St. Paul’s Cultural and Educational Center in Old Yuma, Arizona, and in addition to his writing and teaching he is currently building an 80 acre retreat, Sacred Meadows Ranch, in the Four Corners area of Arizona. His roots are Scottish and Cherokee, and he is a member of the Eagle Tribe.

To set up meetings, or speaking engagements, or a consultation with Professor Clark, please send inquiries to jwcatstpaul@roadrunner.com.