Andrew Harvey on Sacred Activism (#65)

About the Guest:

Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, and teacher, and the author of over 30 books, including the critically acclaimed 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. And recently, he co-authored Savage Grace: Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe. Born in south India in 1952, Harvey studied at Oxford University and became a Fellow of All Soul’s College in 1973. He is Founding Director of the Institute for Sacred Activism, which will be offering its first programs in 2008.

In this episode we discuss….

  • What is sacred activism and how does it differ from the standard meaning of the term.
  • How a true commitment to radical activism activates the turbulent field of transformation.
  • How Jesus is a trainer of rebels.
  • What is savage grace?
  • What is Kali bitch-slapping?
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