Many of us who are committed to birthing a new, more enlightened era are dismayed by the sheer number of crises we now face, from global warming to species extinction to the yawning chasm between rich and poor — not to mention recent political developments.
Everything from animal species to the foundations of our democracy are deeply threatened, with our culture too often caught up in a frenzy of greed.
It’s all too easy to get stuck in grief and despair... or to become detached and disengaged.
Instead of succumbing to debilitating emotions, there’s another pathway, one that is both joyful AND effective: viewing the current crisis as an opportunity to deepen your spiritual growth and engage in positive actions that can make a real difference for humanity.
In other words, it’s time to turn our upset into creativity, despair into discipline, and hopelessness into fierce resolve.
Ultimately, this journey is about finding the “soul force” inside of you — the same force that has animated some of history’s greatest heroes — to fight for what is noble and right and good, and leave this planet a better place for generations to come.
Yet how can we — how can you — summon the power of the Water Protectors, civil rights icons, and satyagrahas of India?
How can you tap into that deep courage, patience and joy (yes, joy!) that’s required to bring more light, freedom and justice to our world?
A quick morning meditation practice might provide a moment of equanimity, but it’s not going to call forth the kind of sacred leadership and service that are now required.
Perilous times call for more powerful spiritual practices, ones that give us the heart-force to stand in our freedom, truth and love — even when real darkness is descending and casting deep shadows on our future.
Summoning that kind of soul power is at the heart of how major change movements in history have, often against seemingly insurmountable odds, created lasting change and cultural evolution.
Make no mistake, these gains did not come easily. The kind of deep spiritual work required to transcend our human limitations and face our cultural shadows is not a quick-fix, feel-better plan. It demands discipline, accountability and a profound surrender to Divine Will.
It’s ultimately about becoming a vessel for Grace and a vehicle for healing — and a willingness to be the hands, feet and heart of the Divine, doing what we can to bring more wholeness and wisdom to this world.
It’s about standing boldly in our truth, and summoning others from the trance of self-interest and cynicism that’s been degrading our planet for far too long.
Walking this path of enlightened action and sacred surrender requires wise guidance and a spiritual community of sincere seekers who can offer support and inspiration.
Fortunately, a gifted teacher has been called to harvest the transformational wisdom within our mystical lineages and bridge it to the world of sacred action.
This man is the renowned mystic scholar and activist, Andrew Harvey.
You may know Andrew as the prolific author and editor of over 30 books and spiritual classics, including The Essential Mystics, The Son of Man and Heart Yoga: The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism. If you haven’t read his work or heard him speak, prepare to be amazed.
Andrew is one of the world’s leading sacred scholars, with published works covering the full range of esoteric traditions — from Christianity to Islam to Hinduism to Buddhism. Andrew is one of only a few people who have become spiritually intimate with so many great teachers in so many lineages.
He’s one of the most inspired and illuminating speakers on the subject of esoteric spirituality and sacred activism. He’s also one of the most popular Shift Network teachers by virtue of his profound teachings on The Christ Path and The Way of Passion.
Andrew knows, without a shadow of a doubt, that the world is at a precipice, and that it’s time to reclaim our most potent and effective spiritual technologies so we can avert our crises and transfigure ourselves and our world.
He knows that ancient spiritual practices hold essential keys for our individual and collective healing and awakening.
He’s dedicated to bringing the depths of these traditions to you so that you can embody more of the vast divinity you hold within you.
Only the explosion of light from within can bring healing to yourself, your intimate circle and the culture at large.
Andrew’s teachings are appropriate for Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, pagans, those who are “spiritual-but-not-religious”... really anyone who’s on a path of growth, transformation and service.
This is a “satyagraha” training for the 21st century, drawing inspiration from the deep discipline that Gandhi instilled in his dedicated followers to ensure the freedom of India.
We will also draw inspiration from today’s leaders in the marriage of soul and societal change — the Water Protectors of Standing Rock who have shown unbelievable courage, powered by prayer, in the face of rubber bullets, freezing water, tear gas and other assaults on their human dignity.
This is the level of spiritual leadership we need to summon, en masse, to dispel the storm clouds now forming on our cultural and political horizons.
If you aspire to go beyond “feel-good spirituality” and become a blazing light for humanity, THIS is the program for you. If you care deeply about the future of our planet and are willing to do whatever it takes to help birth a new enlightened era, you’ll love this program.
Over the course of 12 weeks, Andrew will be sharing practices ranging from the Abrahamic faiths and Eastern traditions to shamanism and indigenous cultures. Expect a global feast of mystical practices to hasten your spiritual development in a focused, integrated way.
To the best of our knowledge, it’s the first time a truly global, liberating, mystical approach to personal transformation has been married with a passionate call to rise up and serve the cause of justice, healing and evolution.
During this 12-week journey, you’ll harvest powerful and effective spiritual practices — ranging from “cool” to “warm” to “hot” — that help you connect with your higher Self, cultivate equanimity, fire up your courage, harness your passion, and experience the bliss that flows from true surrender to the Divine.
Andrew will take you step by step through a kind of spiritual “special forces” training to demonstrate how your outrage and fear actually offer a profound opportunity to awaken into a higher level of spiritual realization and clear-eyed, heart-centered action.
These lessons can not only help you embody and express the sacred leadership now required in our culture, they can inspire you to view ANY challenging circumstance as a catalyst for deepening your spiritual roots.
It’s a pathway that leads into the heart of a transformed relationship with the earth, into a more transcendent relationship with God, and into a new kind of sacred evolutionary movement for change.
Andrew is an electrifying speaker who understands the step-by-step process for entering into a mature and rigorous relationship with the Divine — and evolving into a higher state of divine humanity.
Forgoing platitudes and spiritual cliches, he shakes you awake into the ferocious, ecstatic love that is your birthright and our destiny...
If you’re open to viewing this historical moment as an opportunity for cultural and global evolution, you’ll receive extraordinary value from this sacred journey in virtual communion with one of the wisest teachers of our day — along with a community of hundreds of spiritual practitioners who, like you, are committed to birthing the divine force within them to transform these perilous times!
Ultimately, Sacred Practices for Challenging Times is more of an initiation or rite of passage than a typical online course.
During this 12-week journey, Andrew will explore numerous myths about spiritual practice, and challenge cherished assumptions about religion in general. He’ll bring forward truths about radical embodiment and the birth of the Divine Child within you.
Andrew is a wild and and often provocative truth-teller who’s willing to rattle the cages of limiting beliefs to call spiritual seekers into profound service. His passion can fling open the gates of your freedom as he calls you to advance beyond any current blocks and concerns.
If you’re fixated on bliss alone, or escapism, or any form of fundamentalism — this course is definitely not for you.
However, if you’re on a committed spiritual path, have an open heart and mind, and are looking for a more embodied, real and full-spectrum teaching to awaken your full divinity, this course is the perfect vehicle for you. It will build your relationship with numerous sacred practices and show you how to integrate them into a coherent whole — elevating your daily life in unexpected and astonishing ways.
Each weekly class will begin with teaching and practices transmissions from Andrew, followed by live, intimate spiritual mentorship, with Andrew addressing your challenges, responding to questions, and opening his heart-wisdom to address your deepest yearnings.
He’ll allow his “soul-knowing” to speak and move through him in service to your awakening, as well as share how he himself has passed through many mystical gates with the practices you’ll be exploring.
In Sufi lineages, this is called sohbet — the meeting of student and teacher in a kind of holy communion of naked truth-telling and ecstatic surrender. Every lineage recognizes the power when “two or more gather” in worship; and thus, this immersion with Andrew will offer a sacred meeting between sincere and committed seekers who desire the full initiation into the Divine that these practices can deliver.
This immersion will take you to depths of spiritual wisdom that you barely knew existed, as well as bring you into heartfelt communion with the teachings and practices of some of history’s great saints, sages and seers.
We feel blessed to offer this groundbreaking 12-week training as a liberating, mystical approach to our times — all made available to you in the comfort of your own home. You’ll emerge with more advanced, powerful, nourishing, liberating and radically intimate sacred practices that sustain you, day by day.
During this powerful training, which Andrew considers to be the culmination of his life’s mystical work, you’ll:
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Each teaching, contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to build a powerful set of sacred practices to meet the challenges of our day.
The fierce and brutal crisis we find ourselves in — and that threatens the entire world — is at once a severe warning and a glorious opportunity. It’s a warning that if we do not change and put love and wisdom into action, the human race will die out and take a great deal of the natural world with it. Yet it’s also an opportunity to embrace the challenge of the times and turn deep into spiritual practices to fuel radiant sacred action that could birth a new humanity and a new world. With his understanding drawn from all the major mystical traditions, Andrew will lay out his vision of this crisis, explore the five kinds of sacred practices necessary for staying aligned with the Divine, and introduce his map of sacred activism.
In this module, you’ll be given:
Andrew will present his vision of what he calls the “cool” practices, which are foundational to the birth of the divine human and sacred activism. These cool practices connect the practitioner directly to the infinite, spacious and brimming dynamic peace of Divine Being and to the strength, wisdom and equanimity in all circumstances that radiate from them.
In this transmission, Andrew will concentrate on imageless meditation that awakens Divine awareness, and share a meditation with images drawn from the Tibetan tradition that helps us unite with the wisdom-mind of the cosmos.
In this class, you’ll be given:
This sacred transmission of the cool practices will deliver to the practitioner what Andrew considers the most powerful way to connect to Divine peace — the saying of the Name of the Divine in the heart, known as Remembrance in Sufism and Nama Japa in Hinduism. Drawing on the testimony of Rumi and other great Sufi mystics, Kabir, Ramakrishna and Christian mystics, Andrew will present not only the philosophy behind the power of “the Name,” but also the sacred technology that makes clear how this great mystery works to awaken fundamental knowledge of Divine reality. You’ll be given four practices of the Name, drawn from Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism and Christianity.
In this class, you’ll be given:
The second category of essential practice is what Andrew calls “hot” practices, which are practices of the heart that arouse the clear, golden compassionate passion of the Mother, the embodied aspect of Divine Being. Hot practices keep the heart vibrant, juicy and flowing with love in even the most shattering of circumstances, and so connect the practitioner consciously to the dynamic energy of the Divine.
In this transmission, Andrew will offer two great practices: that of the Sacred Heart, adapted from Christian mystics, and the Hindu Tantric practices that enable the practitioner to transmute outrage into fierce, focused, compassionate energy.
In this class, you’ll be given:
In this transmission, Andrew will concentrate on what he experiences as the essential hot practice for sacred activists: the Tibetan practice of Tonglen, adapted here for practitioners on all paths. Andrew received the transmission of Tonglen from great Tibetan masters, who explained that Tonglen is the world-healing practice of taking in the pain and suffering of the world and transmuting it into joy, peace and bliss, which the practitioner then releases into the world. Even in the worst and most challenging situations, the practice of Tonglen enables you to work with divine compassion to transform reality.
In this class, you’ll be given:
The third category of essential practice is that of prayer. Prayer to the larger Self, of which all of us are part of, is known in all traditions as a powerful way of invoking divine grace and aligning oneself with the will of the Divine in any situation.
In this transmission, Andrew will focus on a category of prayer that is essential in these dangerous times, that of protection: protection of ourselves and our own nature, protection from the dangerous designs of others, protection from sabotage of our sacred activism, and the protection of the destructive forces that are part of the alchemy. The difficult work of sacred activism cannot be done without conscious and constant invocation of divine protection. Directly experiencing such protection builds fierceness, peace and enduring hope.
In this session, you’ll be given:
In this transmission, Andrew will concentrate on two magnificent prayers that, when practiced intensely together, not only evoke and form the enlightened warrior-midwife self but keep it noble, wise and passionate in whatever difficulties arise. The first prayer is the fourfold Bodhisattva vow from Mahayana Buddhism that commits you to the work of service fueled from sacred consciousness. The second prayer is the Prayer of St. Francis, the greatest prayer of the Christian tradition, which helps you birth in yourself selfless wisdom and passionate compassion of divine love consciousness.
In this session, you’ll be given:
The fourth category of essential practice is sacred body practice. We are being challenged by this world crisis to birth the Divine not only in heart and mind but also in our very cells so that our body becomes strong and vibrant enough to rise to any challenge from an increasingly divinized full self.
In this transmission, Andrew will concentrate on sharing the Heart Yoga he created with the great yoga teacher, Karuna Erickson. Heart Yoga fuses sequences of traditional asanas with music, inspiration from sacred text, and mystical light practices to enable yoga to serve as a crucible of divination. He’ll share in detail the 7-part body prayer at the core of Heart Yoga that enables you to experience and embody the stages to divine embodiment in service to justice and compassion in the world.
In this module, you’ll be given:
Drawing on his work with both Gabrielle Roth and the great Iranian sacred dancer, Banafsheh Sayyad, Andrew will concentrate on sacred dance as a magnification of the divine dancer who created the world — and to demonstrate that there’s a way to cellularly experience and embody the energies and powers of divine joy in a time as dark as ours. Celebration and sacred dance can individually and collectively provide hope, courage, ecstasy and confidence as it has for millennia in Indigenous cultures.
Andrew will present the version of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms united with Rumi’s Path of Divine Love that he was working on with Gabrielle before she passed away. He’ll also be presenting the work of Banafsheh Sayyad, which offers a simple and universal way of whirling that connects directly to the Divine and fills your whole being with its subtle fire.
In this module, you’ll be given:
The fifth category of essential practice is shadow work. As the human shadow erupts in all aspects of our global crisis, we are challenged to do both archetypal and personal shadow work at a far deeper and more transformational level than ever before. The rewards of such shadow work are extraordinary: greater compassion for ourselves and others, greater wisdom about the forces of destruction in us and others that need to be made conscious and transformed, and more flexible and skillful means to deal with whatever challenging situation arises.
In this transmission, Andrew will concentrate on making as lucid as possible the five archetypal shadows that our current global dark night is radiating: disbelief, denial, dread, disillusion and death. He’ll explore each in detail and offer an effective way of working with them, both individually and in dyads, using a special version of Tonglen.
In this module, you’ll be given:
In this transmission, Andrew will present in detail what he experiences as the five main personal shadows that collude with and support the dark forces of the archetypal shadows: narcissism, addiction to comfort and security, fear of standing up to telling truth to power, obsession with personal rather than universal suffering, and the golden shadow which projects on others the unlived great qualities in ourselves. Each of these shadows will be described in depth and in their disempowering interconnection.
You’ll also be given a sacred practice drawn from the Christian mystical tradition which will enable you to transmute these shadows and discover the “Dark Gold” — treasures, insights and energy — that lie hidden within each of them.
In this module, you’ll be given:
In this transmission, Andrew will present his vision of the world crisis as a Kali-event, with Kali, the Hindu goddess also known as the Dark Mother, dancing on every level to destroy what no longer serves us and to compel us to create in and with her grace a new world. Drawing on ancient Hindu text, Andrew will present the four stages of Kali’s dance — ominous, dangerous, severe and lethal — and show how we are now in the third stage and need to employ a calm urgency.
Powers of sacred activism must be employed to avoid the terminal disaster of the fourth stage. Andrew will concentrate especially on how he believes the evolution of love in action needs to be organized in what he has called Networks of Grace — groups of between six and 15 people to inspire and encourage each other to locally and globally put love in action.
In this module, you’ll be given:
In addition to Andrew’s transformative 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
In this dynamic collection of practices and inspirational expression from Andrew, you’ll be well supported in your work in this course. Andrew wants to provide you with all the foundational tools you’ll need to ground yourself in the evolution of your sacred practices so you may bring your deepest gifts to humanity and the planet.
A dynamic team, Andrew Harvey and Chris Saade passionately explore the evolutionary coming together of the freedom of individual authenticity with the passion to serve our world. They assert the importance of the spiritual and global task of creating freedom, justice, and peace. The two dedicated teachers will inspire you through their animated discussion of philosophies and deep wisdom paired with profound guidance. As they delve into the ways we are each connected to the epic dream of love, they explore the crucial roles of individual authenticity; deep heart-awareness; the calling to facilitate peace, freedom, and justice; and how all of these components can be brought down from the ideal realm to earthly manifestation.
Chris Saade is a pioneering teacher and a spiritual and psychological coach. Author of Second Wave Spirituality, and Prayers for Peace and Justice, as well as Prayers from the Heart. Saade passionately pursues the merging of the psychology of authenticity with the spirituality of global solidarity. He is the Co-Director of The Olive Branch Center with Jessie Thompson.
During these tumultuous times, this course has been both grounding and inspiring to me as I cast about for a spiritual perspective to navigate by. I feel that it is especially a resource for me when I’m lost, in confusion, frightened by all the losses. As I review the teachings, I sense my feet touching a path and I can reassemble myself once more and be a vessel of love and interconnection.
— Kaia Svien, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew’s knowledge and passion is inspiring. You can feel it in your heart. Something shifts internally when you are listening to him speak. Not always comfortable as this is not neutral material but rather it is provoking and encouraging as is Andrew himself with his passionate love and loving compassion. The insights I received undertaking this course are not an end point of completion but rather a beginning point as I continue for myself from what has been revealed to me along the way.
— Kellie W., Melbourne, Australia
Andrew embodies the very journey he invites each of us to. He intimately knows the dark night experience and the joy of being awakened. He also integrates concern for the environment, justice issues around the world and the call to be engaged in the world for systemic change. The call to be likewise engaged in our own unique ways is profound.
— Pat Irr, Wheaton, Illinois
Andrew Harvey is an amazing, patient, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable, humble, passionate teacher. We need hundreds of thousands of people across the world to take this course and soon, so we can effect positive global change for humanity’s sake, for all the innocent species and for our beloved Mother Earth.
— Anne Belanger, Ontario, Canada
The provocative Andrew Harvey has brought his views on activism and has painted the picture of the future in a way that is both terrifying and stimulating. The same emotions that Rumi felt apply to our current "Dark Night" globally and politically. We need to face our shadows and Andrew doesn’t pull any punches!
— Amara East, Nederland, Colorado
Sacred activism is the missing ingredient for most of humanity at this time. Andrew Harvey presents a compelling case of its extreme importance to save the earth and all its life forms before it is truly too late for all of us. We are the ones we have been waiting for!
— Cassandra, Bonita, California
Highly recommended for providing depth of background, practices and ways to apply the teaching as you go forward in your life. I finally see how to bring all of these facets of spiritual life together.
— Daphne, Vancouver, British Columbia
This definitely breaks down any divisions that may exist between those of us from different faith traditions. It made the Christian command of love much more expansive and urgent. And the thing I most benefitted from was the emphasis placed on the critical nature of the dark night process.
— Carolyn McWatters, St Louis, Missouri
Being 84 years of age, I have benefitted tremendously as I was able to understand and follow each class. Thanks so much for the high quality of subject matter.
— Mercy, Kalispell, Montana
I have felt my heart alive again.
— Carmem Manning, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sacred Practices for Challenging Times not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in the custom online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to fully embody a deeper love and awaken your spiritual potential.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Twelve 90-minute Class Sessions With Andrew Harvey
Experience a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, Andrew Harvey, from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn specific skills and abilities for awakening your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twelve PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Twelve 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Sacred Practices Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Andrew Harvey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a modern mystic and renowned scholar who draws from his own awakened heart, and connect with a global community of spiritual seekers who are doing this important and transformative work.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from Andrew’s incredible teachings and sacred practices from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about deepening your spiritual life and embodiment of the Way of Passion, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step on your powerful spiritual journey, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Every age has its teachers who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us. And when a generation is very, very lucky, it encounters a teacher so illumined that the words he delivers must be illumined as well. In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.
— Marianne Williamson, Author of Everyday Grace
Andrew is a genius and an inspired visionary who has the ability to interpret the meaning and significance of the chaos and patterns of change that are redirecting the compass of our contemporary culture.
— Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spiritand Sacred Contracts
Using humor, passion and analysis, Andrew Harvey challenges us to wake up and get up off of our couches to become the spiritual activists we all can be. A powerful, provocative, prophetic appeal to sanity and activism for our apocalyptic times.
— Reverend Matthew Fox, Author of Creation Spiritualityand Founder of Wisdom University
[Andrew] Harvey’s sacred activism is a corrective to the doomsayers and do-nothings who are part of our problems. He is a modern version of a fiery, Old-Testament prophet whose words were ignored at great peril. We must attend to Andrew Harvey’s message. Not only will it help us humans regain our sanity, it just might save our skins.
— Larry Dossey, MD, Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
Andrew is the most fiercely courageous, cutting-edge teacher I know of. I used to think he exaggerated when he spoke; I now realize he’s demonstrating restraint when weaving his insightful stories about the mystery. His courses have no equal.
— Stephanie Sharon, Indian Trail, North Carolina
The course material was captivating and compelling. I hung on to every word. The deepening exercises were tools to further my spiritual practice. The course deepened my longing.
— Ruby, Long Beach, California
Everything about this course worked! The content was rich, filled with insight. Andrew’s presentation of the material was filled with passion and devotion, quite contagious... As a result of this course, I feel renewed energy to focus on my life purpose, and have seen a deepening of love with my immediate family and those I work with.
— Ron, Boulder, Colorado
Andrews big-heartedness and amazing intimacy, passion and wisdom about the path of sacred activism shook and shocked, inspired, steadied, calmed and catapulted me into another level of orbit of living and loving in action.
— Lynette, Anaheim, California
There is no way to measure the impact of this course... [Andrew] truly has been blessed with the spirit for a mission in this world at this time. I am humbled and honored to have been a part of his deep shadings.
— Madeline Horrigan, Raleigh, North Carolina
Andrew’s class has been the most transformational class I have taken and I have taken many classes over the past decade. Andrew pushed me to look deep inside myself — past my egoic new age comfort zone, past my social and religious ingrained beliefs. I found the marriage of the light and dark inside me, discovered the child of the mother/father godhead that I am.
— Carol Mauer, Waterloo, Iowa
Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker and 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.
Andrew 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 at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. 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. He is coauthor of the bestselling, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer, Banafsheh Sayyad, in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi-inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of Divine Love.
He has written and edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
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