- August 3, 2018
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Renowned mystical scholar and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey shares his vision of Sacred Activism as a solution for the chaotic and dangerous times we are all facing.
Sacred Activism is the transforming force that is born when the profound peace, passion, and stamina of deep spirituality is combined with radical action. In this conversation, Andrew shares stories about his development of practices that can ground you in divine peace, joy, and strength to give you the energy to persist and thrive even in difficult circumstances.
Join CIIS professor Sean Kelly in conversation with Andrew as they explore what it means to put love and wisdom into clear, wise action.
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books-including the best-selling titles The Hope and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. He has won the Christmas Humphries Prize, the Nautilus Prize twice, and appeared in two recent films (Dancing in the Flames, and Ethan Hawke's Seymour: An Introduction). He has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the United States and CIIS. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. He is a kind-hearted rascal with a penchant for red pashminas, Maria Callas, white lions, and Chicago pizza.
Sean Kelly received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa in 1988. Before coming to CIIS, he taught religious studies at the University of Windsor, the University of Ottawa, and Carleton University (Canada). He is the author of Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era and Individuation and the Absolute: Hegel, Jung, and the Path toward Wholeness. Sean is also co-editor, with Donald Rothberg, of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers and co-translator, with Roger Lapointe, of French thinker Edgar Morin's book, Homeland Earth: A Manifesto for the New Millennium.
Along with his academic work, Sean has trained intensively in the Chinese internal arts (taiji, bagua, and xingyi) and has been teaching taiji since 1990. Along with his abiding interest in the work of Jung, Hegel, and Morin, his current research areas include the evolution of consciousness, integral ecologies, and transpersonal and integral theory.