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Dear SAND Community,
A lot is happening in our world as the pandemic spreads across our lives on a planetary scale. As we are bound to our homes we would like to invite you to join us for a community get together every Saturday at 10am PDT, where we can connect, reflect, meditate, nourish one another with our presence and create a field of resilience and mutual support. Each week we will have a different guest teacher who will bring their perspective and wisdom on the situation and help us connect and ground as a community. Let's remember that every crisis holds the seeds of birthing of new perspectives and new ways of being.
This coming Saturday we are delighted to have as guest teachers Mirabai Starr and Shakti Caterina Maggi. They will both share wisdom for these times and guide us into meditation and conversation. Then there will be time for questions and answers.
The suggested donation for Community Gatherings is $10. We need your support to enable SAND to continue to offer quality online events. You can do that by becoming a supporter or by offering a one-time donation via our website or via PayPal:
UPDATE! Many of you have asked us to create additional space where we can share more intimately in small groups. Half an hour after the main event we will start a new zoom meeting for that purpose. Our intention for these meetings is to create a safe container where we can share what is alive for us, reflect on some of the teachings we have received in the morning session and help each other stay grounded and connected. These meetings will be facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo and Gail Brenner.
Group sharing sessions will be limited to 200 participants and will NOT be recoded. This session requires a separate registration.
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Apr 4, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
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Duration: 1 hours, 36 minutes
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of 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. Her youngest daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident in 2001 at the age of fourteen. On that same day, Mirabai’s first book, a translation of Dark Night of the Soul, was released. She considers this experience, and the connection between profound loss and longing for God, the ground of her own spiritual life. Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019” by Spirituality & Practice. Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World.” She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
Shakti Caterina Maggi has been sharing a message of awakening to our true nature as One Consciousness since 2003, with workshops and meetings held in Italy, Europe, and around the world. “The opportunity to meet what we are, and to embody it in everyday life, is the very meaning of life itself – not as human beings who seek God, but as the Divine itself experiencing itself through the human experience.” Shakti shares a very contemporary approach to self-realization and reveals the real possibility of seeing what we are and embodying it in our everyday life with clarity, wisdom, and humor.
Shakti points directly to the essence of what we are and invites you to rediscover the divine Self in the core of one's own humanity. Overcoming fear and illusion is to wake up to extraordinary beauty of the moment and be the true embodiment of Consciousness itself in human form. She has been sharing a message of awakening to Life since 2003 with seminars and retreats hold mainly in Italy and Europe. www.shakticaterinamaggi.com
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