Spirituality & Peace Sunday - Awakening the Divine Feminine
Mirabai Staff will lead a meditation invoking the Divine Feminine, with her full range of merciful and fierce aspects, inviting Her to abide with us and guide us on the path to being of service in this beautiful, broken world. Drawing on all the world’s wisdom traditions, we will welcome the sacred in her indwelling feminine forms as Kwan Yin, Mary, Tara, Kali & Durga, Sophia, Shekhinah, and Gaia. We will gather the elixir of her power to empower us to step up as the prophets we are all called to be in these perilous, blessed times.
Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. She has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of the mystics. She is author of the poetry collection, Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols, and the award-winning book, GOD OF LOVE: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Her newest book, CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation, received the Spirituality & Practice “Best Books of 2015” award. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.