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Sacred Activism with Andrew Harvey followed by Creative Offering from Kim Rosen
Recorded on Apr 22, 2014
With Andrew Harvey: Founder of Institute for Sacred Activism, Renowned Mystical Scholar, Poet, Author & Kim Rosen: Author, Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Therapist
Hosted by Vinit Allen

Andrew has bridged the divide between activism and spiritual practice, and his clear and passionate delivery is riveting and inspiring.

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Andrew Harvey has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as the at various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for A New Humanity. Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. Harvey has published over 20 books including The Hope a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) and Heart Yoga the Sacred  Marriage of Yoga and MysticismAndrew credits his early childhood in south India as shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions. He attended Oxford University, where he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor. He later returned to India and over 30 years studied and practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufism. In 1992, he met Father Bede Griffiths and it was this meeting that helped Andrew synthesize the whole of his mystical explorations and reconcile eastern with western mysticism. In 2005, in the historic Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe New Mexico, Andrew Harvey delivered his vision of the contemporary crisis confronting us in today’s world and its potential solution in what he has termed “Sacred Activism,” which he sees as the culmination of his life’s work. This extraordinary occasion was made into a documentary film by the Hartley Film FoundationHe currently has a spiritual counseling practice in Arkansas and is available for spiritual direction via phone.

Kim Rosen, M.F.A., has awakened listeners around the world to the power of the poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. Author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words (Hay House, 2009), she travels the planet teaching and learning how poetry can foster healing and peacemaking within and around us. From runaway Maasai girls in Kenya who recite poems to educate their elders on the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation, to Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad, who join poetic forces in the midst of explosions and clashes, Rosen has documented the power of poetry to melt the walls between cultures, creeds and generations. Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a spiritual teacher and therapist, Rosen weaves inspiration, story, poetry, and music in her lectures and workshops. Co-creator of four CDs of spoken poetry and music, Rosen has been on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Wisdom University and the International Pathwork Foundation. Kim earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, The Huffington Post,, and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. She has appeared as a guest on Oprah Radio, New Dimensions Radio, and CNN Radio Network, among other media. She is a facilitator of inner work for groups and individuals, a Pathwork Helper and a certified practitioner of the Breathwork and the Work of Byron Katie.