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Gerald May Seminar with Mirabai Starr: The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 4:00 pm

Gerald May Seminar with Mirabai Starr

The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey
April 28-29, 2017

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.

Friday, April 28, 7-9 PM
The Friday night lecture will draw on the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Clare of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, to explore this love-encounter.

Saturday, April 29, 10 AM-4 PM
In the Saturday workshop, we will read short passages from the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Clare of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, engaging these evocative words as objects of lectio divina (sacred reading). Then, grounding our encounter with the mystics in our own experience, we will respond to writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey. Inter-spiritual chanting and simple body practices will support and balance our contemplative readings and writing exercises.

Details

Start:
April 28 @ 7:00 pm
End:
April 29 @ 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://shalem.org/programs/shortterm/gerald-may-seminar-with-mirabai-starr/

Venue

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD United States
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