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08-14-18 Radical Transformational Leadership:What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism and Radical Transformational Leadership

Andrew Harvey describes sacred activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action. It is the alchemy of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, passion a keen systems mind, with wise radical action in the world. Being a radical transformational leader and the large-scale practice of sacred activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants- it is the way.

Join us as we share how spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the multiple crises we live in today. On the other hand, an activism that is not purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness and rooted in universal values of dignity, equity, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, however righteous its intentions. When, however, the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is anchored universal values and integrated with practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic, and social institutions, – the power of wisdom and love in action – is born.

Eighth Episode: Guest in the 2nd segment: Andrew Harvey

Bio: Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, and teacher, and the author of over 40 books, including the critically acclaimed The Hope, Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, as well as Journey to Ladakh, The Return of the Mother, Son of Man, and The Direct Path: Creating a Journey to the Divine Using the World’s Mystical Traditions. He is also coauthor of the best-selling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. His work has been honored with the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award (both for Mary’s Vineyard: Daily Readings, Meditations, and Revelations, with photographs by Eryk Hanut), and the Christmas Humphries Award for A Journey in Ladakh. Born in south India in 1952, Harvey studied at Oxford University and became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship at All Soul’s College in 1973. As a spiritual teacher and mystical scholar he has devoted much of his life to studying the world’s various mystical traditions, including intensive study of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sufi mysticism, while living in India as well as London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. Harvey, an acclaimed spiritual teacher and mystical scholar, has taught at Oxford University, Cornell, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality.

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