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WILD MERCY: The Wisdom of the Feminine with Mirabai Starr 

As the fierce and tender voice of the feminine rises again, people of all genders 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, the Shekinah, Song of Songs, Bhakti poet Mirabai, Sufi mystic Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses.  In this gathering we immerse ourselves in the living transmission of these beings through engaging 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.  By drinking from the wellspring of women’s wisdom across the spiritual landscape (with utmost respect for the cultural treasures being shared from these ancient wisdom traditions)we carry these living waters into our lives and offer them to a world thirsty for the feminine.

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 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.

REGISTRATION: Registration with love offering ($25 suggested) is required by Sunday July 19th at 1:00 sharp! Zoom login information will be sent to those who register at www.unityofwalnutcreek.org.