Andrew Harvey May 11-13

Transforming Writers presents:


Saturday 11 May from 10.30am to 4.30pm

At Upper Yarra Arts Centre

ANDREW HARVEY: Radical Passion/Sacred Activism: the journey continues…     BOOK

An interactive workshop, where Andrew will introduce and invite us to join him on a journey into the mystical depths of radical passion and sacred activism: at a critical time in human history. How can we herald in the types of radical change that will ensure our survival and a golden age of transformed consciousness and


$95 per person (includes light lunch)

‘Radical Passion is truly one of the best books I’ve ever read.’  Keith Simons

Saturday 11 May from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Mecca at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre (Warburton)


Introduced by Andrew Harvey

This is an intimate first-person account of the life and beliefs of Dom Bede Griffiths, a pioneer in East-West understanding. Bede was born into the English middle class in 1905, and educated at Oxford, where he developed a close relationship with CS Lewis, one of his professors, and with whom he shared a spiritual search.

After leaving university life, Bede was drawn to the Catholic Church and eventually became a Benedictine monk. After 20 years he left England for India and founded a community that celebrated the common values of Hindu and Christian ways of life. Seekers from around the world travelled to the lush jungles of southern India to experience the unique community he founded. Bede developed a spiritual and scientific understanding that transcended all dogma.

A Human Search – Discovering The Feminine was made as Andrew Harvey interviewed Bede and contains the simple voice of a profound thinker and mentor, who – despite some opposition from those who would label him a ‘heretic’ – continues to reach out to people all over the world. A Human Search chronicles a lifelong quest for truth. Here are honest, impassioned reflections on God, nature, ritual, the Divine Feminine, the evolution of Scripture and the deeper meaning of life.

$10 per person

Sunday 12 May from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

At Upper Yarra Arts Centre


Great mystics throughout the ages have attempted to describe and express sublime insights of their radical experiences. In the present world crisis we need perspectives of the sacred that will transform us personally and collectively.

$40 per person

*Please note Andrew will participate in the BEDE GRIFFITHS ANNIVERSARY DAY celebrations at Sancta Sophia Meditation Community, Warburton from 10.00am to 5pm on Sunday. $65 includes light lunch. The day will include a presentation by Andrew in the morning and a celebration of Bede’s life with meditation, chanting, and a viewing of the film ‘A New Vision of Reality’. It will conclude with an Indian style of Eucharist, and so honour the man who has influenced the lives of so many, including Andrew Harvey. (NB Andrew will be present a Sancta Sophia for the morning program only – this is a separate event (i.e. not part of Transforming Writers) to those being held at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre.)

For more information or to book see


Monday 13 May from 10.00am to 1.00pm

At Sancta Sophia Meditation Community (note change of venue)

“Karith” Riverturn Lane

Warburton VIC 3799

+61 (0)3 5966 2120




Rumi has been rediscovered at a time when humanity needs to be inspired and awakened into sacred action. Why has a thirteenth century mystical poet become as popular in the twenty first century as Mozart and Shakespeare? How can we unfold the poetic nature of our own souls?

$40 per person


Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age rumi-imageof thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz—through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way that utterly transformed him. The result of this epiphany was the greatest body of mystical poetry the world has ever seen, and the establishment of a spiritual movement that would eventually stretch from Africa to China, enduring to our own day.

Andrew Harvey is the English speaking expert on “the” sacred poet Rumi, and passionately espouses his work. Andrew is the author of The Teachings of Rumi,The Way of Passion and several other books inspired by Rumi and the Sufi path.

Monday 13 May from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

At Sancta Sophia Meditation Community (note change of venue)

“Karith” Riverturn Lane

Warburton VIC 3799

+61 (0)3 5966 2120




The word is indeed mightier than the sword. We influence each other by our intent and use of language. Andrew Harvey has written over thirty books and is a pioneer of radically, passionate new ways of speaking and writing: at once deeply engaging, potently resonant and transformative.

$40 per person


Attend full day program on Monday: $75 BOOK

Attend full three day program:  $200 ($25 discount) BOOK



Andrew Harvey, author of more than 35 books including The Hope and Radical Passion and Professor David Tacey, Professor of Humanities, La Trobe University, author of 14 books on spirituality and depth psychology, including “Edge of the Sacred”, “ReEnchantment”, and “The Spirituality Revolution” in dialogue about the Mystical path.
Warburton Lodge Park Rd, Warburton,  May 14th 7.30pm. Book direct with Keith now! 0499272820

For those attending any of Andrew’s other Warburton events (except the SAT evening film) it will be $20, otherwise $35.

(This event is separate from the weekend program so is not included in the package and is independent from events at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre.)

All enquiries can be directed to Keith on 0499272820 or via Yarra Valley Showcase, Warburton.

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