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An Evening with the Mystics and Mirabai Starr

A benefit for Spirituality & Practice's Website Redesign Fund - May 26 - Replay and transcript are available now with donation.


Your donation gives access to the recording of the benefit and a transcript. (See your receipt for links.)

Spirituality & Practice is grateful to Mirabai Starr for sharing her time, readings, and reflections in support of the redesign of our website. We have reviewed many of her books, attended her workshops, and enjoyed many conversations together. A writer and translator, she focuses on making connections between the perennial teachings found at the heart of all the world’s spiritual paths. She also speaks and teaches nationally and internationally on the teachings of the mystics, having translated many of their writings.

Mirabai explains that the mystics of all traditions claim that their love-encounter with the Holy One defies all description and yet their experience of longing and union pours out in the form of ecstatic, luminous, and richly descriptive poetry and prose. During this evening, she will read short passages from the works of the great Christian mystics -- John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Claire of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen -- as well as the Sufi saint Rabia, the Hindu poet Mirabai, and others. She will comment on her favorite passages to show us how we can ground our encounters with the mystics in our own everyday experiences.

All income from the ticket sales to this event will go into our Redesign Fund to enable Spirituality & Practice to:

  • update our look and features for our worldwide audience;
  • add a robust “Wisdom Room” with videos of practice instructions, interviews, readings, meditations, and more;
  • create multiple ways for you to identify the content you need and save it;
  • develop an app for quick access to your preferred practices and resources;
  • and illustrate more ways that all of our activities can be spiritual practices through Spiritual Literacy and resources for spiritual journeys.

We would not be able to provide what we do without the help and support of our community! We are truly grateful to Mirabai and all of our donors. Thank you!