#33 Intimacy with the Sacred

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Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translationsof sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of NewMexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practiceand inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & TenderWisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019”. She lives with herextended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Mirabai’s Online Greif Community: Holy Lament


  • 02:31 – Inter-spirituality Practice and Mirabai’s Path
  • 10:30 – What is Mysticism?
  • 16:23 – Nondual Spirituality: Devotion and Surrender
  • 21:33 – Tikkun Olam (“to repair of the world”) and Being with the pain in the world
  • 29:14 – St. John of the Cross and the Dark Night of the Soul
  • 38:20 – Mirabai’s Dark Night of the Soul in Losing Her Daughter Jenny
  • 41:59 – The Portal into Grief
  • 47:23 – The Importance of Grieving in Community
  • 49:44 – Mirabai’s Online Grief Community

#94 One Human Family

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In this episode we present excerpts from the recent conversation (June 2024) as part of SAND’s “Conversations on Palestine” around the premiere of the film Where Olive Trees Weep hosted by the directors of the film and co-founders of SAND, Zaya and

Trauma and Awakening for Highly Sensitive People

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There are still several unanswered questions surrounding the relationship between trauma and Highly Sensitive People

#92 Gaza & the Bodhisattva Path

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A conversation from the <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> premiere on Palestine

The Heart Goes Rogue

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May you find the beauty everywhere and the perfection in the apparent imperfection

Suzuki’s Waterfall: On Separation and Death

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Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water

Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis

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More than ever, we need the inner reflections and meditations that help us connect with our capacities for clarity, bravery and openheartedness.

#90 Dancing in the Fire

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A panel from <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> exploring Muslim Spirituality Illuminating the Path to Freedom

#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Deep connections in Arab Judaism, mysticismm science and activism

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