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Mirabai Starr 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.

Mirabai 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.

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Inter­spir­i­tu­al­ity

To walk an inter­spir­i­tual path is to travel through the wilder­ness with open hands and a coura­geous spirit. It is to nav­i­gate with the heart and a book of prayers from every faith tra­di­tion that ever uttered a sacred phrase in any lan­guage. To travel an inter­spir­i­tual path is to drop to our knees in the pres­ence of Love wher­ever we encounter it, and to dis­arm our hearts the minute we have the impulse to oth­er­ize a faith we do not under­stand. To take an inter­spir­i­tual jour­ney is to cir­cle ever inward, to a place of holy silence and vibrant still­ness, and then to surge back out­ward with the con­tem­pla­tive fruits we have gath­ered to feed a hun­gry world. An inter­spir­i­tual life invites us to take our right­ful place at the table of the Divine in many Holy Houses, and asks that we kneel at the altars of mul­ti­ple tra­di­tions and drink from the gob­let we are offered, and allow it to trans­form us. Inter­spir­i­tu­al­ity is about say­ing YES to the sacred in every form and no form, about mov­ing beyond intel­lec­tual ori­en­ta­tion to active engage­ment with var­i­ous reli­gions, about seek­ing and find­ing the Love that uni­fies all paths and affirms our essen­tial interconnectedness.

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