Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization that invites concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises. Born in south India and later educated at a private school in England, 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. He has taught at Oxford and Cornell Universities as well as at various colleges and spiritual centers throughout the world and has written more than 30 books. Andrew has engaged in more than 30 years of deep study in mystical traditions, including Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism.
In 2005, in the historic Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe New Mexico, Andrew Harvey delivered his vision of the contemporary crisis now 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 Foundation and is available on DVD at www.hartleyfoundation.org. Andrew was also the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary, The Making of a Modern Mystic.