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With Pioneering Contemporary Spiritual Teacher &
Internationally Renowned Mystic-Scholar
Andrew Harvey
New 10-week Training Starts
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Open to the sacred love at the core of the Sufi path through teachings and practices that can liberate your soul and ignite a profoundly intimate relationship with the Divine.


Walk your path with greater courage and compassion, and drop into your ecstatic depths to savor the nectar of your soul.

In the rapturous lines of a Rumi or Hafiz poem, we discover passionate, intimate and sublime descriptions of spiritual awakening.

These Sufi mystics were “drunk” on the nectar of the Divine — ecstasy coursing through every cell of their bodies. They related to the Beloved as we would our most cherished lover, bequeathing profoundly beautiful words and stories that inspire us to lay our souls bare before God in a state of deep, ecstatic surrender.

In their mystical stories, there is an unrivaled reverence for the grandeur and majesty of God, not only as a transcendent Source but as the essence of all life. They see God in the petals of a flower, the touch of a child, or the play of light at sunset.

In the eyes of these mystics, all of life is a beautiful song that reverberates with holiness.

Sufi mystics offer us a vision of spiritual life that is at once exalted but also profoundly worldly; they live IN the world but not OF the world. They serve the Divine by illuminating the divinity in all things (and all people) leading to a more sacred and ecstatic relationship with life itself.

They are deeply enlightened but also profoundly humble, dedicated to serve the One through its expressions as the Many.

This profoundly passionate relationship with the Divine holds the key to creating a truly divine life as well as in helping to create peace between major faiths, which have been increasingly polarized due to misperceptions of the spiritual realizations offered at their cores.

The Sufi way is a path of direct experience through dance, poetry, prayer and communion with the Beloved. It is about a deep level of surrender to the Divine and then birthing a life that expresses that Divine love in the world.

Ultimately, Sufis point the way to the universality of truth, love, wisdom and a full embrace of major spiritual traditions. They represent the leading edge of Islamic faith and practice: a path of deep dedication to universal love.

This can be found in The Sufi Way of the Beloved, a 10-week program that offers you a profound initiation into esoteric wisdom, inspired stories, and profound spiritual practices.

Discovering the Sublime


Whether you are a Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, shaman, or someone who considers yourself spiritual but not religious, you will deepen and expand your spiritual life by spending 10 weeks with one of the world’s most passionate and articulate translators of Sufism, Andrew Harvey.

Andrew is well-trained in all the major religious traditions, yet he has a particularly profound relationship with Sufism. Through his deep insights, scholarship and storytelling, you’ll gain a new understanding of the importance of this mystical lineage and the role it can play in liberating you into a more devotional relationship with life.

If we are to create true peace between world religions, we need to understand the depths of Islam and its luminous gifts to the world, especially those expressed by the many Sufi teachers and masters who offer us the most accessible teachings.

In The Sufi Way of the Beloved, mystic-scholar Andrew Harvey will bring you into the inmost heart of Sufism to receive the blessing — and experience the initiatory power — of this sacred lineage.

If you’ve ever been curious about the fierce, noble and tender power of the Sufi path, Andrew Harvey is an ideal guide who can bring it vividly to life. He’s not only a scholar of many major faiths, he’s been a long-time student, translator and initiate of Sufi lineages and particularly the poets whose words resound with direct revelation.


Andrew is well known as the author of over 40 books and spiritual classics, including Rumi: The Way of Passion,The Essential Mystics and The Son of Man, but if you haven’t heard him speak, prepare to be amazed. He’s become one of the most popular Shift Network faculty for a reason: his words are the exact medicine our souls need right now as we traverse a time of great trial on the planet.

He is a tsunami of love-wisdom, pouring forth his adoration for the Divine and his passion for the sacred marriage of mysticism and action. He beckons you into a state of rapture and deep appreciation for the splendor of the Universe while unflinchingly speaking truth about our delusions.

During the 10 weeks of The Sufi Way of the Beloved, he’ll take you into the hidden chambers of your heart, chambers deeply explored by these mystical “friends” who beckon you into the fire of life-transforming grace.

Not only will you shift your whole understanding of Sufism and discover the heart of this profound lineage, you’ll also understand Islamic concepts in a whole new way.

The power at the heart of this path is too precious for sincere seekers to overlook. Sufism offers a depth charge that can explode your heart into new delights and awaken the ecstasy of an intimate relationship with the Divine.


Sufis are skilled at removing long-held illusions that prevent us from awakening to the bliss of God-contact. By diving into the depths of your heart, you will see the Beloved in the eyes of all who cross your path.

You’ll better understand how to navigate heartbreaks and “dark nights of the soul” to discover a timeless vision of the glory of Creation. You’ll deepen your appreciation for sacred poetry.

Knowing and feeling the magnificence in all life can impel us to start putting love and justice into action to protect our world on every level. It can empower us with the sacred energy we need to undo our habits of exploitation and domination.

By dancing into a deeper relationship with the great Sufi mystics, like Rumi, you’ll learn the REAL story of what it takes to awaken — and how you can apply these lessons in your life.

Sufis are also far from sweetness-and-bliss mystics; they look straight into the heart of darkness to transform it. There is a rigor, depth and sobriety that serve us well as we navigate the many collective challenges we face.

Over the course of this profound journey, Andrew will take you into your depths through a kind of alchemical communion with seven key mystics who offer insights on the stages of initiation you must experience to birth the Divine Human within.

During these powerful 10 weeks, you’ll:

  • Discover a practice of burning in the heart for the Beloved
  • Recognize the centrality of the Divine Feminine to Sufism
  • Receive a profound overview of the Prophet Mohammed’s mystical teaching on divinization
  • Understand the true meaning of surrender
  • Learn the core Sufi practice of remembrance that enables you to stay aligned with the Beloved
  • Understand the role of extreme suffering in extreme transformation
  • Learn from the very different examples of 7 of the most renowned Sufi teachers
  • Develop a deeper appreciation of the Prophet Mohammed’s teachings and stories
  • See how integrating divine intelligence into how we design society can unite our spiritual ideals with societal principles
  • Celebrate the Sufi quest for a more universal understanding that embraces all paths

If you’ve ever been awed by the love-drenched words of a Rumi poem, this is the program for you, one in which your natural mystical devotion is given free rein.

You’ll see the spiritual inheritance of Sufism and Islam with entirely new eyes. You’ll be initiated into an understanding of how the fusion of compassion and passion, equanimity and fire, tender love and sacred activism, can give rise to a sacred life that can change the world.

You’ll weep. You’ll soar. You’ll get very sober about engaging the challenges of our day. And you’ll celebrate the divine feast that we are given to savor in every moment.

What You’ll Discover in These 10 Weeks

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 10-week transformational program, Andrew will guide you through the core teachings illuminated by the Sufi mystics and transmitted through the passionate love of the Beloved.

Each weekly contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to experience all of life as sacred, as well as how to bring this sacred energy into the way we design our societies and approach our global relationships.

3 LIVE Integration Sessions With Andrew

Andrew has added three essential LIVE integration sessions to support you in working more deeply with the material from each of the seven pre-recorded teaching modules. These dynamic sessions will be a great opportunity to unpack Andrew’s rich teachings plus receive additional guidance through Q&A.

Module 1: The Sufi Vision of the Way of the Beloved (August 10)


Drawing from mystical commentaries on the Koran and the tradition of the Prophet’s sacred sayings known as the Hadiths, we’ll explore Sufism in a Koranic context as the core love and wisdom way of Islam. You’ll also gain an overview of the seven most important and radical of the Prophet’s Hadiths and discover how they illumine a 4-part path of tremendous rigor, passion and beauty in uniting with the Beloved.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • A vision of the Koran’s mystical sublimity
  • An overview of the Prophet’s mystical teaching on divinization
  • An understanding of the core map of the path to the Beloved
  • A practice of the name of God, Allah, will be offered as a means to sustain absorption and surrender

Module 2: Two Martyrs of Love (August 17)


This week, we’ll celebrate the work and lives of two Sufi masters who obeyed the Prophet’s Hadith, “die before you die,”martyring their illusory false selves to live in the splendor of presence and radically inspiring the unfolding of Sufism.

Al-Hallaj paid for his celebrated proclamation of An-al-haqq (I am the supreme reality) by being executed, but experienced his death in such an ecstatic way that the mystical heart of Islam was permanently transformed. Rabia, Islam’s greatest woman mystic and the first to call God the Beloved, took the path of humble disappearance into the One, leaving us a handful of mystical signposts of the rarest clarity to the path of union.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The mystical birth in Al-Hallaj’s death and the way it transformed a tradition
  • The role of extreme suffering in extreme transformation
  • Three of Rabia’s most potent poems
  • A prayer practice with Rabia’s great prayer to the Beloved that will help you align with the One

Module 3: The Glory of the Glory Ibn Arabi (August 24)


Ibn Arabi, the greatest of all Sufi philosophers and a sublime mystical poet, was born in Spain in 1165. He became a Sufi at 20, and after a lifetime of traveling and teaching, settled in Damascus, where he died in 1223.

In this module, we will concentrate on the three most original and inspiring aspects of Ibn Arabi’s work: his revelation of the unique sacred path and dignity of each human being, his exploration of reality as a perpetually fresh unfolding of the One, and his vision of ecstatic sacramental relationship from his account of a revelatory love for a young girl in The Interpreter of Ardent Desires.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The glory of the Beloved as conveyed to Islam’s greatest philosophical genius
  • The blessing vision of Islam and how it reflects the sacredness of the human
  • A radical vision of the potential fusion of human and divine love and its revelations
  • The core Sufi practice of remembrance that enables you to stay aligned with the Beloved

LIVE Integration Session #1 (August 31)

In this special session, you’ll be able to engage with Andrew to further explore the course material and deepen your understanding. Andrew will also be looking forward to hearing about what you personally experienced while putting the principles and practices from the first three sessions into action.

Module 4: Radiant Bewilderment as the Gate to Oneness (September 7)


Mystical poet Attar was born during the 12th century in Nishapur in northeast Iran. After wandering the Middle East and India, he returned and settled in his hometown, where he ran a small pharmacy and wrote perhaps the greatest of all long mystical poems, The Conference of the Birds.

This week, we will celebrate this astonishing masterpiece and concentrate on three crucial aspects of Attar’s vision: his understanding of the different types of human nature and the subtle addictions we adhere to, his unfolding of his way to the Beloved in a journey through “seven different valleys of consciousness,” and his amazing and paradoxical vision of the last bewildering stages to union with the Beloved and the nature of union itself.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The rigor and range of Sufi psychology
  • Attar’s inspired mystical poetry, a favorite of Rumi’s
  • A fiercely realistic sense of the rigor of the real path to union
  • A practice of burning in the heart for the Beloved

Module 5: The Way of Passion (September 14)


Rumi has been called “the rose of glory of Sufism.” The global renaissance of Rumi’s works reveals how essential his message of universal love is for the healing of our world crisis. This week, we’ll explore Rumi’s vision and experience of the way of the Beloved through three essential themes: the role of human love and friendship for all beings in divine awakening, the need to be possessed by divine passion to be born into divine identity, the deep meaning of the dark night process, called fana in Sufism, that prepares the birth of the embodied divine human.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Rumi’s personal journey to embodying the Beloved
  • How to awaken divine passion in yourself
  • The new energy released by divine passion in the divinization process
  • A practice of invoking a descent of light into mind, heart, soul and the cells of the body

LIVE Integration Session #2 (September 21)

In this special session, you’ll be able to engage with Andrew to further explore the course material and deepen your understanding. Andrew will also be looking forward to hearing about what you personally experienced while putting the principles and practices from the preceding two sessions into action.

Module 6: The Way of Fierce Truth
An Invocation of the Transforming Presence of Shams (September 28)


Shams of Tabriz lives in the glory of the poetry and realization of Rumi, where he is called among other things, “a wolf who is a shepherd, a black lion and a sword of truth.” We also have in the brilliant fragments of Shams’ Maquamat, diamonds of fierce transmission that reveal him as an incendiary of truth.

Weaving Rumi’s poems, Shams’ words, and stories of Shams from the Sufi tradition, Andrew will present a sustained invocation of Shams’ ferocious and glorious embodiment of the Beloved and the way it continues to challenge all of us to ultimate visceral authenticity. A special emphasis will be placed on Shams’ vision and practice of dance as a way to radical embodiment.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • An initiation into the radioactive grace field of Shams’ mysterious and still alive presence
  • An immersion in the cauldron of paradox that is Shams’ teachings
  • A vision of sacred dance as a way of embodying divine truth, beauty and energy
  • A practice of saying the name Allah with the black light

Module 7: A Sufi Vision for the World (October 5)


Dara Shikoh (1615-1659) was the eldest son and heir apparent of the Mughal emperor of India, Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Majal. His younger brother, Araungzeb, seized the empire by imprisoning his father, torturing and beheading his brother and having Dara Shikoh’s naked body dragged through the streets of Delhi. This was all the more tragic as Dara Shikoh was an enlightened Sufi mystic philosopher and poet who had a vision inspired by Sufi mysticism of an India united beyond religious divisions in the depths of a mystical love of the Beloved. Had Dara Shikoh become emperor, the history of India and of Islam would have been radically different.

During this final module of the program, you will explore the extraordinary journey of Dara Shikoh’s life, the healing power of his knowledge of the deep union between Hindu and Islamic mysticism, and the significance of his adventure in the identity struggle that is now splitting and wounding the world. We’ll end with a vision of how the truths of Sufi mysticism could transform Islam and the nature of our reality.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • An introduction to one of the most inspiring sacred activists of Islam
  • A vision of the mystical unity of Hindu and Islamic revelation
  • A vision of a world unified in sacred diversity through a universal mysticism
  • A 7-part body prayer that enables you to realize yourself as the living instrument of the Beloved’s love in action

LIVE Integration Session #3 (October 12)

In this special session, you’ll be able to engage with Andrew to further explore the course material and deepen your understanding. Andrew will also be looking forward to hearing about what you personally experienced while putting the principles and practices from the last two sessions into action.

The Sufi Way of the Beloved Bonus Collection

In addition to Andrew Harvey’s transformative 10-week course, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions will complement the course, deepening your understanding and practices.

In the Fire of Grace
Video With Banafsheh Sayyad


In this video experience, Banafsheh Sayyad, the great legendary sacred dancer interprets five stages of the soul’s archetypal journey to union with the Beloved, in movement that marries serene grounded peace with fierce gorgeous passion, just as Rumi’s mystical vision does. She is accompanied by Andrew Harvey as the voice of Rumi summoning her deeper into the flames of death and rebirth.

Banafsheh Sayyad, the founder of Dance of Oneness®, is a Persian sacred dancer, choreographer and transformational teacher. Awarded for her innovative dance, she is among the few bearers of authentic Persian dance in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously performed only by men, and one of the few artists who has mastered a fusion of high-level dance technique with spiritual embodiment. Her Dance of Oneness® is a science of embodiment — living our fullest potential through loving our body, our Self and living as a lover. It fuses the art of dance: rigorous technique and self-expression, healing and spiritual embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating thousands into the wisdom of their bodies and living the sacred in everyday life. With an MFA in Dance and an MA in Chinese Medicine, she is dedicated to individual and collective healing through conscious movement. Banafsheh comes from a long lineage of pioneering performing artists. Her father, the legendary Iranian filmmaker, theater director and actor, Parviz Sayyad, hailed as the Charlie Chaplin of Iran, is the most famous Iranian of his time. Banafsheh’s film, In the Fire of Grace, with Andrew Harvey, traces Rumi’s journey of the soul in dance.

The Conference of the Birds
Audio Reading From Andrew Harvey


In this audio presentation, Andrew reads rich excerpts from perhaps the greatest of all long mystical poems by mystical poet Attar, The Conference of the Birds. Andrew dives into the deepest mystical meanings of this masterpiece by Rumi’s favorite poet.

The Eternal Wine: Poems of Rumi for Our Time
Audio Recording From Andrew Harvey


A selection of Rumi readings specifically selected by Andrew for their relevance to our current world crisis. Andrew calls this “Rumi for our time.” These highly thought- and emotion-invoking readings will assist you in exploring your spirituality and provide you with a catalyst to look within for your own answers to the questions that currently perplex all of us. This special selection of Rumi readings is set to moving ambient music and read by Andrew himself.

The Sufi Vision of Sacred Activism
Audio Dialogue With Andrew Harvey and Charles Upton


In this audio dialogue, Andrew discussed with Charles the essay he wrote as a result of many conversations on sacred activism and its relationship to Sufism and the larger Islamic traditions. They go into the fundamental principles of the vision Charles has outlined for us so you can take it deeply to heart and work with it. They explore the concept that being a sacred activist requires a death to the false self and the separatist ego. It requires giving up the fantasy — which is the block to any sacred action coming through you — that on your own, in your own individual separate nature, you exist in any meaningful way. You have to show up and be there for God’s action and God’s gift and for your opportunity to submit.

Charles Upton, born in 1948, is a San Francisco poet by background, a writer on metaphysics, "metaphysics and social criticism," eschatology, demonology, the metaphysical exegesis of mythopoeia, and Islamic themes. His books in this last category include Virtues of the Prophet, Reflections of Tasawwuf and, with Dr. John Andrew Morrow, The Words of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad: Forty Sacred Sayings. He is also the conceiver of the Covenants Initiative, an international movement of Muslims to protect persecuted Christians, based on Dr. Morrow’s book The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World. He was raised as a Catholic and educated entirely in Catholic schools. In 1988 he embraced Islam. Since that time, under two shaykhs, he has followed the Sufi path.

Dancing as the Beloved of the Beloved
Audio Dialogue With Andrew and Banafsheh Sayyad


Banafsheh Sayyad will initiate us into a vision of sacred dance as a radiant way to embody the beloved. This way was taught by Shams and Rumi; they expressed their tremendous spiritual passion for each other and for God through dancing. They discovered that sacred dancing initiates us directly into the dance of the universe and into the deathless bliss energy that is manifesting everything.

What Graduates of The Sufi Way of the Beloved Are Saying...

Andrew is an inspiration with his eloquence, passion, love and compassion! And his intelligence and experience comes through his words and feelings. This course will have a strengthening effect no matter what someone’s background. I was personally moved by keeping company with someone like Andrew who is driven by his love for the Divine... I loved having his beautiful guidance, love and presence come through every presentation and every exchange of questions and answers. I’m deeply grateful to have had this opportunity!
— Shady Sirotkin, Ashland, Oregon

Andrew Harvey is one of the most enthusiastic and motivating teachers I have come across. He made The Sufi Way of the Beloved course come alive with his heartfelt enthusiasm and has motivated me to inquire further and deepen my daily practices. I couldn’t recommend this course or any other course Andrew teaches more highly.
— John, California

I am a practicing Muslim however was not sure about the spirituality of Islam. This course has opened my spiritual journey towards Islamic Sufism that Rumi and Shams and other Sufi mystics have contributed towards the path of Sufism.
— Tahmina Choudhury, Melbourne, Australia

Any course with Andrew Harvey is profoundly inspirational. His humility, extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge of spiritual traditions and his authenticity as an awakened mystic and his articulateness are a unique and powerfully empowering cocktail. He is clearly a conduit for a transmission of transpersonal consciousness that is so desperately needed at this time.
— Anonymous

My original goal was understanding the other 90% of humans on the planet. What I got was an empathy and love toward a culture that is wildly different from my U.S. cultural perception. I believe that is the bridge which leads to a mutual respect of all humans. We need that so critically in this present world view.
— Anonymous

Although I have followed the Sufi path as a mureed in the Inayati order for the past 20 years, I found myself opening up to new levels of understanding of the Quran, the Sufi mystics and some of the practices. Very valuable indeed, and my own practices have been enriched.
— Anna Parker, Australia

It is extremely inspirational to hear such eloquent, wise and profound discussion of a spiritual topic. Andrew Harvey... brings fresh insights and new perspectives, even to those of us who have some prior knowledge of the subject.
— Dorothy Walters, Boulder, Colorado

Andrew Harvey passionately opened a door into Islam into a room that I hadn’t the vaguest awareness of, The Sufi Way of the Beloved. In that room I found much that resonated with and enriched my lifelong spiritual practices of yoga, Buddhism and shamanism. The course also, quite mysteriously directly addressed mystical experiences I have had in this past year, reinforcing and supporting the path I am already on, erasing doubt, clarifying confusion, and placing my experiences into the greater whole of mysticism.
— Anonymous

The gift this course has given me is the joy of hearing the absolute honesty and passion these poets shared, without any dilution.
— Robert Skappel, Sydney, Australia

Fantastic experience.
— Tom Kelly, Southlake, Texas

Join the Global Community


The Sufi Way of the Beloved not only offers some of the most advanced online spiritual teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are 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.

Here’s What You’ll Receive


Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Andrew Harvey (Pre-recorded Teachings and Live Q&A)

Experience a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world's leading spiritual teachers from the comfort of your own home. Each class session will consist of a broadcast of Andrew's pre-recorded lecture, helping you create the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential, as well as live Q&A. Following the lectures, Andrew will come on live every session for 30 mins or more of Q&A time, so you can then have all your questions answered. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.


Three LIVE Integration Sessions With Andrew Harvey

These additional sessions with Andrew will give you access to his spontaneous exchanges and enlightened teachings. As he engages directly with your most important explorations, he’ll help to deepen your learning and embodiment and synthesize it all in a truly powerful and deeply heartfelt manner.


Ten Audio Recordings of Class and Integration 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.


Ten PDF Transcripts of Class and Integration 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.


Ten 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.


Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Sufi Way of the Beloved Bonus Collection

  • In the Fire of Grace
    Video With Banafsheh Sayyad
  • The Conference of the Birds
    Audio Reading From Andrew Harvey
  • The Eternal Wine: Poems of Rumi for Our Time
    Audio Recording From Andrew Harvey
  • The Sufi Vision of Sacred Activism
    Audio Dialogue With Andrew Harvey and Charles Upton
  • Dancing as the Beloved of the Beloved
    Audio Dialogue With Andrew and Banafsheh Sayyad

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Sufi Way of the Beloved Virtual Training

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 upon age-old wisdom to connect with and inspire a global community of like minds and hearts who are doing important and transformative work in the world.

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 exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you’re serious about deepening your spiritual awakening and your devotion to the sacred within yourself and in all of life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training with Andrew Harvey.

If you’re ready to take the next step on your powerful spiritual journey, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

More Praise For Andrew Harvey...


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 Spirit and 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


I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Andrew Harvey’s The Sufi Way of the Beloved made possible by The Shift Network. What a delight to hear such intelligent and passionate appreciation of Sufism and Sufi masters. The information was both timely and timeless.
— Telley Leimbach, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Andrew is an authentic mentor who speaks from personal spiritual experiences, not just scholarly book learning, though he has that too. His deep commitment and passion to delving deeper into the divine mysteries is inspiring to me on my journey home to God. I would love to delve deeper with him in another Sufi way course.
— Carol, Tennessee

[Andrew] explained very clearly and gave deepening exercises to practice with the meaning of the course sessions. It really makes my heart feel something which is difficult to explain. I’m so grateful for this experience. Thank you very much for this wonderful course.
— Niditiya M., Jakarta, Indonesia

I feel very grateful to have had the experience of learning so much more about Sufi mystics and practices than I could ever have imagined. I am always so inspired by Andrew’s knowledge and the passion with which he infuses his presentations.
— Hilary Anderson, San Luis Obispo, California

I have for years wanted to participate in a class with Andrew Harvey and I want to thank The Shift Network for offering such a wonderful experience with this powerful mystic and teacher at a price I could afford.
— Suzan Bailey

An astounding opportunity for Sufi immersion with Andrew. I feel blessed in ways that really are beyond words.
— Diane Knoll, Seattle, Washington


About Andrew Harvey


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 co-author of the bestseller, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is August 24, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.