Monday, March 04, 2013
Introducing the Christ Path Seminars/Initiations
The world as we knew it is passing.
What sort of humans must we become to co-create a just, sustainable and spiritually awakened society in its place?
You are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey in 12 unique initiatory weekends that will change your life….and give you tools to change the world.
Are you longing for a richer, deeper, fuller spiritual experience that contributes concretely to saving the planet…a world-changing practice of sacred activism?
Are you longing for a new relationship with the real Jesus, beyond twisted and outdated dogmas and institutions?
Do you share the growing tide of outrage against religious and social corruption and environmental devastation….and long for a culture that values contemplation, justice, and planetary survival?
If so, we invite you to join us for one or more of these twelve unique weekend initiations over the next three years…
Our accelerating world crisis demands a revolutionary vision of the Cosmic Christ and a radical, relevant Christianity.
The Cosmic Christ seminars respond to this crisis with practical answers: tools to cultivate critical dialogue and creative initiatives for personal and social transformation.
The Jesus Seminar movement revolutionized our understanding of the historical Jesus. These Cosmic Christ seminars will help us to ignite the other needed revolution in Christianity by reinventing our understanding and practice of the Cosmic Christ…
…a consciousness that fuses masculine and feminine, action and contemplation, science and spirituality, mystical truth and radical action.
Are these initiations for you?
a spiritual seeker of any tradition, longing for a comprehensive and living experience of Christian mysticism?
a churchgoing mystic, yearning for authentic mystical teaching and practice?
a “recovering Christian,” having left the churches but still longing for a deep, direct connection with Jesus and the gospel message?
an active parishioner bored and/or disturbed by the narrowness of church doctrine and church corruption?
If so, these Christ Path seminars offer you inspiration, challenge, and tools for transforming religion and society.
“May the Cosmic Christ redeem us from a mindless and mystic-less religion.
May the Cosmic Christ lead us to a saner—and less rational—century.
May the Cosmic Christ bless us all so that we might be blessers instead of crucifiers
of Mother Earth
and the generations to come.”
Matthew Fox, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.
Experitence a new form of workshop…
The twelve Christ Path seminars, individually and/or as a series, offer a radical reinterpretation and reinvention of Christianity for the 21st century. In each weekend, we will follow a new model of workshop as initiation as we move beyond inspiration and transmission to include an ongoing, creative process of dialogue and transformation. Through embodied sacred practices and oral transmission, each seminar will address a crucial theological, mystical, social or political topic.
Co-led by the (r)evolutionary theologian/author/activist, Matthew Fox, founder of the Friends of Creation Spirituality and the University of Creation Spirituality, and author/mystic Andrew Harvey, Founding Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, the series features a stellar lineup of guest speakers including eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, theologian Bruce Chilton, activist and karma yogi Adam Bucko, author/educator Brian Swimme, economic prophet David Korten, healer and spiritual author Carolyn Myss, and more.
Together we will explore questions such as:
How can we as embodied spiritual beings evolve – now – to cease harming and begin healing this planet in transition?
Who is the historical person at the center of the world’s dominant religion – and how can his teachings be reclaimed from modern misrepresentations to reflect the cosmic awareness of which he is a facet?
How can we join the passion of our youth with the wisdom of our elders in a diverse and unified intergenerational voice for change?
How can we integrate science and spirituality to create a vibrant and viable cosmology for our time?
Who Are the Co-Directors?
A (r)evolutionary spiritual program such as this requires leading-edge thinkers at its core…and together, the Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey represent the forefront of spiritual activism in this generation.
Visionary theologian Matthew Fox – author, educator, activist, and spiritual pioneer – has spent the past 40 years doing the culture-changing work to lay the foundation for the values of a new generation. As today’s leading voice of the ancient mystical Christian tradition of creation spirituality, he has founded two graduate programs and one graduate school, published a magazine and founded a publishing house, written 32 books on practical mysticism, interspirituality, creativity, and religious reform, and helped to midwife the birth of a movement that celebrates embodied spiritual practice, oneness with creation, personal awareness, educational empowerment, and social, environmental, and gender justice.
As Founding Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey has spent nearly a decade supporting global peace and sustainability. A lifelong scholar/translator of Rumi and Sufi mysticism, transformational spiritual director and co-founder of the Sufi Conferences, Harvey has devoted his recent work to envisioning inspired solutions for the world’s current crisis. His books The Hope and Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action offer compelling guidelines to radical change and world transformation through Sacred Activism, fusing deep mystical peace with clear radical wisdom. Harvey believes the world must return to the heart-centered ways of the Divine Feminine and the mystics throughout the ages, and cultivate the nonviolent philosophies of Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Dalai Lama.
Participate Anywhere, Anytime…Affordably
We believe that this program is critical to shaping the future of humanity in the coming years…and so we are making it as accessible as we possibly can by offering it both locally, on-site, and globally, online, based on Gift Economy principles for a registration fee of just $50. You can…
attend in person or by live-streamed internet..
participate by live chat while the workshops are happening…
view the recorded version as many times as you like for the month after each workshop…
purchase the recordings on CD/DVD…
plan to attend them all for academic credit
Whatever your preference and/or schedule dictate - please come.
These chaotic and painful days of planetary dis-integration and upheaval are not the time to play small….to numb out….to isolate in grief, fear or inadequacy.
The world needs each of us, in our complete, unique is-ness, reaching our fullest potential and fulfilling our role as faces of the Cosmic Awareness.
“Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think you were put here for something less?”
~Chief Arvol Looking Horse
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5:30 pm Cosmic Christ and the New Humanity @ Former home of University of Creation Spirituality - OR Online
4:30 pm Cosmic Christ and the Historical Jesus @ Pittsburgh, PA - OR Online
4:30 pm Cosmic Christ and Youth, the Occupy Generation @ Burlingame, CA - OR Online
4:30 pm Cosmic Christ and the New Cosmology @ Los Gatos, CA - OR Online
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Future workshops will explore the Cosmic Christ in relation to...
... The Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine
... Rumi/Hafiz and Sufism
... New Economics (with guest lecturer David Korten)
... Reinvention of education, politics and worship
... The Great Western Mystics
... Personal Transformation (Jung/Rank/Grieving)
... Evil (with guest lecturer Caroline Myss)
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