I'm joined today by one of the loveliest and sweetest people I've ever met, Mirabai Starr.
Mirabai writes, speaks and leads retreats on the inter-spiritual teachings of the mystics.
Known for her revolutionary translations of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich, Mirabai renders mystical masterpieces accessible, beautiful, and relevant to a contemporary circle of seekers. Her commentaries on the interconnected wisdom of all traditions are lyrical and evocative.
She builds bridges not only between religious traditions, but also between contemplative life and compassionate service, between cultivating an inner relationship with the Beloved and expressing that intimacy in community, between the transformational power of loss and longing for the sacred.
She's also experienced a good deal of tragedy and objective suffering in her life, but has come out of those experiences with one of the most refreshing takes on life I've ever witnessed.
Mirabai and I talk about the power of suffering, the true meaning of the phrase "dark night of the soul," spiritual crises and turning painful life experiences into powerful transformational experiences.
Mirabai has a new book out called, "The Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation."
I'm also giving away a brand new copy of Mirabai's book on this episode so listen to the episode for full details. Enter that contest here: http://eepurl.com/bSWrqT
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The event will bring together a variety of artists, musicians, and advocates who all believe that Bernie Sanders' campaign represents real change in America; a departure from a society and government controlled by the financial elite. Bernie Sanders can help redirect American democracy to truly be in the hands of the people, while reducing economic inequality, empowering minorities and the impoverished, and saving the planet.
Doors open at 6pm