Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translationsof sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of NewMexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practiceand inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & TenderWisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019”. She lives with herextended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
Mirabai’s Online Greif Community: Holy Lament
02:31 – Inter-spirituality Practice and Mirabai’s Path
10:30 – What is Mysticism?
16:23 – Nondual Spirituality: Devotion and Surrender
21:33 – Tikkun Olam (“to repair of the world”) and Being with the pain in the world
29:14 – St. John of the Cross and the Dark Night of the Soul
38:20 – Mirabai’s Dark Night of the Soul in Losing Her Daughter Jenny
41:59 – The Portal into Grief
47:23 – The Importance of Grieving in Community
49:44 – Mirabai’s Online Grief Community
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds, giving our civilization a threshold of significant climaxes and challenges.
A conversation on Rumi, Sufism, and the deep mysteries of being
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
In this live SAND Conference talk Mona offers some beautiful sacred wisdom from her Islamic tradition with that special Science and Nonduality flavor weaving her talk through the ancient and the modern, the light and dark in this talk.
A dialog between two modern spiritual teachers on the nature and wonder of the heart
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
We look back at a selection of talks of Peter's from SAND conferences and host a discussion about his history with science and spirituality
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Touching into listening, embodiment, the shadow, and devotion with teacher and author Ellen Emmet
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that alcohol is “cunning, baffling and powerful” in its cause of the disease of alcoholism.
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
The seagull fears no shipwreck. Her feet love to touch the ocean...
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
"I will take two pens to write this. One can dip into the ink of understanding. Under the reign of the sun..."
From his sickbed, Vimalakirti attains insight so deep that even Manjusri, the manifestation of profound wisdom bows to listen
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
Not-knowing is a way of slowing down enough to see where we already are.
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
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