Sacred Activism

FacultyAndrew Harvey - Professor, SPRS
DirectorRita D. Sherma, Ph.D. - Exec. Dir. and Professor, SPRS; Dir., Institute for Theology Beyond Boundaries; Founder and Exec. Dir., Center for Convergence Spirituality (AZ)
SponsorConfluence Integrated Studies Institute (CISI)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, mystical scholar and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey uses this 2-1/2 day workshop to introduce Sacred Activists to four different aspects of being: Soul, Heart, Mind, and Body. To address the Realm of the Soul, he aims to provide all participants with a coherent mystical vision of the universe, a coherent vision of the path to radical embodiment and an extremely practical vision of the kinds of sacred practice that enable anyone to create a container for divine transformation in the midst of difficulties and dangers of working in the world. Turning to the realm of the heart, he instructs Sacred Activists to cultivate "wisdom refined by love," finding sensitive and balanced solutions to the problems of our time. The Pathways of the Intellect are addressed through training to understand the different interrelated aspects of the world crisis and its potential solutions, concentrating on the environment, population growth and shortage of resources, the relationship among globalization, poverty and corporate responsibility. During this training, powerful concentration practices taken from the Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu traditions will be offered to help people attain a marriage of intellectual and spiritual clarity in dealing with often disturbing and challenging information. The Wisdom of the Body involves a training session devoted to the body and the crucial necessity of learning how to embody spiritual energies at ever greater levels of effectiveness. COURSE MATERIALS will be provided to students on location. COURSE CREDIT: A Certificate of Course Completion for 16 hours credit will be awarded to all who complete the workshop. COURSE FEES: TBA