VOCE Dialogues

Ep.5 | Andrew Harvey, author, scholar, mystic & Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism

July 11, 2019 Chloe Goodchild / Andrew Harvey Season 1 Episode 5
VOCE Dialogues
Ep.5 | Andrew Harvey, author, scholar, mystic & Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism
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VOCE Dialogues
Ep.5 | Andrew Harvey, author, scholar, mystic & Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism
Jul 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Chloe Goodchild / Andrew Harvey

Chloe Goodchild in conversation with author, scholar and mystic Andrew Harvey, discussing the poet Kabir, compassion, the divine child, the current climate crisis and sacred activism.

The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

Andrew was born in south India in 1952, where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970 with a scholarship to study history. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor.

By 1977, he had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices. In 1978 he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism. In 1983, in Ladakh, he met the great Tibetan adept, Thuksey Rinpoche, and undertook with him the Mahayana Buddhist Bodhisattva vows. Andrew’s book about that experience, Journey in Ladakh, won the Christmas Humphries Award.

In 1984, Andrew began a life-long exploration and explication of Rumi and Sufi mysticism in Paris with a group of French Sufis and under the guidance of Eva De Vitray-Meyerovitch, the magnificent translator of Rumi into French. Andrew has written three books on that subject: The Way of Passion, The Celebration of Rumi and Perfume of the Desert, an anthology of Sufi mysticism.

After authoring more than 30 books, Andrew is releasing what may be his consummate work, Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir. Unlike Rumi, Kabir is the tough, no-nonsense peasant...the master of laser-like clarity, simplicity, directness, passion, and strength...exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis.
https://andrewharvey.net/

Chloe Goodchild is an international singer, inn

Show Notes

Chloe Goodchild in conversation with author, scholar and mystic Andrew Harvey, discussing the poet Kabir, compassion, the divine child, the current climate crisis and sacred activism.

The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

Andrew was born in south India in 1952, where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970 with a scholarship to study history. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor.

By 1977, he had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices. In 1978 he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism. In 1983, in Ladakh, he met the great Tibetan adept, Thuksey Rinpoche, and undertook with him the Mahayana Buddhist Bodhisattva vows. Andrew’s book about that experience, Journey in Ladakh, won the Christmas Humphries Award.

In 1984, Andrew began a life-long exploration and explication of Rumi and Sufi mysticism in Paris with a group of French Sufis and under the guidance of Eva De Vitray-Meyerovitch, the magnificent translator of Rumi into French. Andrew has written three books on that subject: The Way of Passion, The Celebration of Rumi and Perfume of the Desert, an anthology of Sufi mysticism.

After authoring more than 30 books, Andrew is releasing what may be his consummate work, Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir. Unlike Rumi, Kabir is the tough, no-nonsense peasant...the master of laser-like clarity, simplicity, directness, passion, and strength...exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis.
https://andrewharvey.net/

Chloe Goodchild is an international singer, inn