We first offered this e-course in 2015 and are happy to bring it to you again. The Practice Circle will be an opportunity for participants to share their wisdom with each other, and we have invited Mirabai to stop by if she can. But the guidance comes from Mirabai's written and pre-recorded teachings.
You are welcome to sign up any day until the last day, Friday, September 27. When you do, you will find all the sessions that have gone out so far listed in your Spirituality & Practice account.
Whatever spiritual path you’re on, this e-course will equip you with a wide array of skills to help you find your way in the realm of divine love. With scholarly breadth and spiritual prowess, Mirabai Starr draws wisdom from the essence of not only the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — but also Buddhist, Hindu, and other traditions. She expresses a depth of devotion to the divine “suchness” that lies beyond all categories, offering clear and direct teachings and contemplative practices that will nourish your mind and heart.
Known for her revolutionary translations of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich, Mirabai has taught Philosophy and World Religions at The University of New Mexico since 1993. She writes, speaks, and leads retreats on the interspiritual teachings of the mystics and is the author of the highly acclaimed God of Love, which Ram Dass calls “a confluence of the currents of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity emptying into the great ocean of Love.” Her most recent book, Wild Mercy, offers "a healing elixir in the feminine experience that has been historically relegated to the fringes and that I believe the human family is ready to reclaim at last."
In this e-course, Mirabai leads us into the depths of our own soul, providing encouragement and practical advice along the way. Her vast knowledge of the world’s religions and her intimate experience with multiple mystical traditions place Mirabai in a rare position to translate and interweave their echoing messages of love and unity. With authentic wisdom marked by deep humility, she gently shows us how to live openly in grace and empowers us to work for justice and peace.
In emails delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you will receive:
- Links to four video teachings
- Video instructions for key spiritual practices: Centering Prayer, Metta, Tonglen, and Mindfulness Meditation
- Journal prompts to help you engage in writing as a spiritual practice
- Select passages from God of Love
- A recording of a group teleconference in which Mirabai spoke informally and answered questions.
- A Practice Circle forum open 24/7 for you to interact with participants from around the world.
E-course themes include:
- The oneness of the Divine and unitive consciousness
- Embodied spirituality and the immanence of the Holy One
- Turning within to the ethical teachings imprinted on our hearts
- The connection between personal suffering and longing for God
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. If you are ready to deepen your personal relationship with the God of Love and experience the pure unity that abides in these depths, you won’t want to miss this e-course.