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Mirabai Starr ~ Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine

Banyen Talk

Friday, April 5, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books

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As the fierce and tender voice of the feminine rises again, we are gifted with renewed access to the women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions, such as, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalene, Sophia, the Shekinah, Song of Songs, Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses. In this gathering we engage in contemplative readings from the mystics, group reflections, evocative writing exercises, inter-spiritual chanting and silent sitting, weaving these luminous elements into a basket of awakened community.

Mirabai Starr's Wild Mercy has received high praise from by Ram Dass, Caroline Myss, Andrew Harvey, Mark Nepo, Natalie Goldberg, Joan Halifax, Andrew Harvey, Sandra Ingerman, Gangaji, Anne Lamott, Sharon Salzberg, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Matthew Fox, and Krishna Das.

Mirabai Starr is a scholar and mystic who brings a completely unique background to her spiritual life and journey. She was raised in a secular Jewish household and is a translator of the Christian mystics, a lover of the Sufi mystical tradition, and a Buddhist meditation practitioner since the age of sixteen. Her books include God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life; Mother of God: Similar to Fire; and many other titles. Starr is also adjunct professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico.