Andrew Harvey and Terry Patten—Death and Rebirth: The Transformation of Our Time


Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is one of the most eloquent, knowledgeable and influential mystics of our time. He is an inspired speaker, the author of over thirty books, and the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. He’s especially widely known for his pioneering translations and interpretations of Rumi, his radically original transmissions of teachings on the Sacred Feminine and the Christ consciousness, and his important contributions to Tibetan Buddhism (The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying). He grew up in India and was educated at Oxford. He is the recipient of many honors and has been the subject of several films including a BBC documentary.

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Terry Pattens is the founder of Bay Area Integral and a key voice in integral evolutionary spirituality, culture, leadership, and activism. He co-developed Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute and was the senior writer and co-author of the book Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series Beyond Awakening where he has engaged leading-edge conversations with many of the world’s most renowned thinkers and teachers. He speaks, consults, and coaches on four continents and via the web.

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We’re happy to announce a special evening program with world-famous mystic and scholar, Andrew Harvey, and our very own Terry Patten.

Andrew and Terry will share their inter-linked visions of the radical evolutionary transformation that is possible and necessary in our remarkable historical moment, through talks, dialogue, and experiential processes.

They will open up one of the most profound narratives of transformation — that of death-and-rebirth, a fractal pattern so profound it is knit into the very fabric of all spiritual paths and narratives of awakening. Transformation can also be expressed as a hero’s journey, as an initiation into true human adulthood, and as a profound love affair with the Divine. But in death-and-rebirth we uniquely encounter the bardo, the gap, the unknown we most fear.

After Death and before Rebirth the soul must navigate underworld between. Here there is radical purification, the only way to a hope that is stronger than despair — the “Dark Night” process described by Christian mystics. Radical purification, or death, is the prelude to the Phoenix of divine consciousness and radiant embodiment rising from the ashes of the collective and personal “false self”. This is the bitter pill we fear to taste, but it is the elixir, the medicine for what truly ails us in this time.

Andrew Harvey will present his inner journey to Sacred Activism and his vision of Sacred Activism as the birthing-force of a new embodied divine humanity. Terry Patten will present his inner journey into Integral Activism, and his vision of Evolutionary Mutuality. If the next Buddha will be a Sangha, what does this mean for our relationships with one another now?

Andrew and Terry will also be hosting a four-day seminar, Radiant Embodiment: An Initiatory Journey, from March 5-8. If their work resonates with you, we encourage you to find out more and we’ve included some information below.

Death and Rebirth: The Transformation of Our Time

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir, 838 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
(Pre-registration ends 11:30pm the day before the event)

Day of Event: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
No one turned away for lack of funds

Volunteer Comp: A few available for this event; see the Volunteer page for details



Radiant Embodiment: An Initiatory Journey
A 4-day Seminar with Andrew Harvey and Terry Patten
March 5-8, 2015, Berkeley

This seminar will begin by ritually convening a sacred community of practice. Then we will embark together on an initiatory journey inspired by the ancient mystery schools of India, Egypt, and Greece. In this wonderful, terrible, and critical historical moment, a profound opportunity is opening up — to encounter, embody and enact divine wisdom and love at a new and unprecedented depth. This is a new way of being and doing everything. It’s what we are calling the way of “radiant embodiment”. This retreat will be dedicated to an initiation process into that “new way” and its astounding possibilities and sacred responsibilities. It has three essential movements.

Click here for more information and to register.