With Interspiritual Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader &
Translator of the Mystics
Mirabai Starr

New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts
Thursday, September 22, 2022
 
 
 
 
 

Embrace radical surrender and bask in your inner awe as a modern-day mystic by embodying your humanness — the messy and the sublime — as a living testament of the sacred.

Experience a powerful exercise by interspiritual author and speaker Mirabai Starr to open your heart and reveal a deep connection to the sacred within you.

 

What if your camouflaged hurts, disappointments, and mistakes are important aspects of your radiant self?

How would your life change if you stopped minimizing your true spiritual nature and making yourself smaller to accommodate the lofty expectations of those around you?

Spiritual masters and mystics have reassured us that, in spite of the appearances and circumstances of life, we all have the inherent capacity to experience joy, wholeness, and divine love

It begins with fully accepting ourselves — our humanness and holiness — as the divine beings that we actually are. 

In this program with beloved modern mystic Mirabai Starr, you’ll experience a bold, new, and empowering perspective on what it means to be an everyday mystic and lead a life you love.

This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway. Step around the poisonous vipers that slither at your feet, attempting to throw you off your course. Be bold. Be humble. Put away the incense and forget the incantations they taught you. Ask no permission from the authorities. Slip away. Close your eyes and follow your breath to the still place that leads to the invisible path that leads you home.
— Mirabai Starr

Mirabai herself knows all too well that pain can be a portal to liberation. Pain encourages us to stop, reflect, and re-examine our lives. The difficulties we face can motivate us to question our current beliefs and to cease living the same way every day.

The good news is that you can learn to live in the present, free of debilitating self-judgments — and experience the splendor and beauty in your life, celebrate the sweet harmony found in everyday events, and bask in a deep knowing that you embody the sacred and sublime.

In this life-affirming course, you’ll plunge deep into your inner world through visualization, meditation, writing exercises, breathwork, and chanting. Mirabai will guide you through the creation of a sacred altar and the daily appreciation of  beauty… keeping you awake and aware of the grandeur all around you. 

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature who has taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for more than 20 years. She was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

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 the interspiritual website Spirituality & Practice.

 
 
 

During this life-enriching online course, you’ll:

  • Learn the surprising truth that you’re already a mystic and access the tools to uncover and express the spiritual giant inside yourself
  • Reveal the false beliefs that have kept you from perceiving your true spiritual essence with guided meditations, chanting, and writing practices
  • Experience a variety of powerful exercises that Mirabai created to help you release what’s no longer serving you and embrace new beliefs that will
  • Discover that you’re not a project to be perfected but a loving presence to be expressed
  • Receive instruction on how to fully embrace the power of even the smallest daily events, for dramatic awakening
  • Embrace your brokenness as a portal for transformation
  • Discover wisdom and the tools to help you lead with love and see through love’s eyes
  • Uncover what is uniquely yours to contribute to the world
  • Learn how to infuse your everyday world with the sacred by creating sacred spaces and mindfully witnessing the splendor manifested around you
  • Gain a childlike wonder and appreciation of your life by removing unrealistic expectations of perfection and allowing your true divine nature be expressed and celebrated
  • Discover a deeper capacity to help others by clearly seeing your own divinity
  • Explore the freedom of letting go of control and stepping into the expansive unknown — where the real magic of life happens
 
 

During this transformative 7-week online event, Mirabai will guide you to fearlessly break down the door to your divine encounters,” as she describes it. She’ll encourage you to no longer wait for permission to live an extraordinary life. Through compelling instruction, you’ll examine and challenge limiting belief systems, constricting roles you’ve accepted, and teachings of religious doctrine that are simply not true.

Through Mirabai’s incomparably gentle wisdom, you’ll discover that you don’t have to abandon humanness to discover your spiritual nature. She’ll compassionately help you reveal your true self, the everyday mystic, by fully embodying yourself as you are today... allowing you to fully embrace the blessings of the present, both shadow and light.

Dare to reclaim the holiness of your life, and you’ll feel a renewed thirst for the sensuality of every moment. You’ll allow yourself to be creative, inspired, and spontaneous. You’ll awaken to a deep sense of contentment, looking out on a world that is holy, sacred, and stunningly beautiful.

Mirabai masterfully unveils an essential teaching that helps establish trust in life — not by exerting greater control — but through peaceful and conscious surrender that enables the expansive unknown to reveal its gifts, soothing your wounded heart.

There’s a Zen koan that says: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” One meaning is that we infuse the sacred into our daily lives. It’s not something that comes to us, but rather an energy that flows from us.

This rebellious acceptance of your whole self gives you energy and clarity that you have everything you need to co-create a loving world, at a time when it’s needed most.

If you’re ready to take your rightful place in a community of fellow mystics, join us for this transformative and heart-opening 7-week course.

During this exploration of mysticism and your life as an everyday mystic, Mirabai will lovingly help you release limiting self-judgments and false beliefs, so you can perceive yourself authentically and embrace your true spiritual essence.

Through thought-provoking and life-affirming exercises integrated with insightful instruction, Mirabai will help you to courageously face the circumstances of your life and transform problems, concerns, and challenges into valuable messengers, assisting you in your awakening.

This is a rare opportunity to experience the life you know is seeking to emerge and to be truly helpful to others as they strive to reach their potential.

 

— Caroline Myss, Spiritual Teacher and Author: “When Mirabai Teaches and When She Writes, It's as if She Floats in a Sea of Holy Poetry”

— Andrew Harvey, Mystic Teacher and Author: “Mirabai Is One of the Best Mysticism Teachers on the Planet”

 

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

In this 7-week transformational intensive, Mirabai will guide you through the heart-opening exercises and life-changing instruction you’ll need to successfully walk through your life compassionately and powerfully as a modern everyday mystic.

Join the Livestream — or Download Later to Watch at Your Convenience

 

 

You’ll connect with Mirabai and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Mirabai’s transmissions. Can’t make it live? After each class, you can download the video and audio recordings to enjoy later.

 
 

Course Sessions Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Mirabai. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to embrace a new, higher vision of yourself as a modern mystic, embracing the fullness and joy of embodying your human holiness.

Module 1: Discover Your Bold, Sensual Self by Courageously Expressing the Mystic You Already Are (September 22)

 

In this opening session, Mirabai will establish a firm foundation for reclaiming your spiritual identity. She’ll examine the traditional definition of what it means to be a mystic, and give you an entirely new understanding so you can see yourself as a modern, everyday mystic.

You’ll go on an enlightening journey into the beliefs that often create unrealistic expectations of spiritual perfection, and that can result in developing a cycle of self-judgment that actually keeps you away from seeing the very thing you’re striving to reveal... your true self.

Mirabai will gently help you unravel the messes and mistakes you thought defined your life, with a new realization that every step brings you closer to the truth that you’re already home.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience a liberating exercise where you’ll embrace your entire being
  • Learn that there is no end to achieve — you’re already divine
  • Explore the true meaning of mysticism
  • Have an opportunity to give yourself permission to express the powerful and benevolent person you were created to be
  • Recognize your life as holy ground... because you’re standing there
 

Module 2: Cultivate a Presence for Deeper Connection to the Sacred (September 29)

 

You can transform the routine and ordinary by bringing the sacred into your daily life. You’ll learn that being present to all the feelings, details, tensions, and contours of your life is a powerful tool for transformation. Mirabai will help you embody the tools you need to uplevel the everyday into a mystical experience.

You’ll gain a new perspective of the importance of ancient spiritual traditions and discover how these sacred customs can be valuable to our current relationships and wellbeing. Mirabai will explore the power and influence the feminine has on self-realization, as the feminine establishes a vessel for the expression of the divine.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the impact of honoring the Sabbath — taking a day of refuge by letting the world’s cares and demands pause while you explore your inner life
  • Learn how to prepare the body and mind to be a welcoming vessel for the spiritual energies that you’re awakening
  • Experience the daily practices of noting, observing, appreciating, and contemplating the beauty that surrounds you
  • Uncover the power of the feminine approach to spiritual self-examination
  • Learn how the body is the meeting place of the beloved
 

Module 3: Gain a Renewed Sense of Amazement Through Radical Surrender (October 6)

 

Surrender is not giving up. It’s a release with an awareness that life cannot be controlled. The way of the mystic is to understand the beauty and grace that’s ever-present and to celebrate the divine wonder through childlike eyes.

As you open yourself to the beauty and magnificence of the world, you’ll discover a connection to the essence and power that’s all around you. You may not get more answers — indeed, the unknown and unknowable may seem even more profound. But in that surrendered awareness, you’ll realize that life is not a problem to be solved, it’s a reality to be celebrated.

Mirabai will support and guide you as you pull on the loose threads of your belief systems and let those that no longer serve you unravel.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience an enlightening and sacred mantra exercise to help open you to your divinity
  • Discover that the dark night of soul is not about overcoming a hard time, instead it’s about the blessing of being spiritually vulnerable and encountering love itself
  • Learn the importance of what Buddists call a “beginner’s mind” so you can live your life from a fresh, untarnished perspective
  • Dismantle the thought systems and beliefs that have restricted your true vision and falsely proclaimed your limits rather than your magnificence
  • Develop a trust in yourself with awareness that you’re not separate from the splendor of life
 

Module 4: Learn Love at the Feet of the Masters to Activate Love in Your Daily Life (October 13)

 

Mirabai teaches that the sacred can be found everywhere in your everyday life. It’s not an energy outside you. You can bring the beautiful and the sacred to everything you do. The books you read, the movies you watch, and the music you enjoy are all avenues for the divine to celebrate your life.

This course will encourage you to view life as a mentor that provides you with clues to live expansively, embrace everything, and become your best version of yourself. Mirabai will guide you to let go of limiting self concepts and old beliefs that say, once you’re perfect (sometime in the future) you can live an inspired life.

You are not a project to be perfected — you’re a divine, spiritual energy here to express boldly.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience a powerful exercise to open your heart and reveal a deep connection to the sacred within
  • Learn to gain insights and guidance from the relationships, companionship, and communities currently in your life
  • Discover that there are clues to transformation all around you, explore how to identify them, and activate their loving message
  • Find new avenues for spiritual inspiration that are currently all around you
  • Explore the profound truth that everything is holy, just as it is
 

Module 5: Build & Tend Beloved Community to Support Your Sacred Transformation (October 20)

 

The era of the lone prophet and single sage has passed. Ours is a time of collective awakening, of reciprocity, of active participation in the interconnected web of our relationships. Each of us has something essential to contribute, inextricably bound with our individual quirks and gifts.

In this module, Mirabai will guide you to find, build, and tend to your tribe as a path of healing, homecoming, and happiness. As she puts it, “Lift each other up. See no separation between servant and served. Look to the example of tree root systems and ‘quantum entanglement’ to illuminate what mystics and Indigenous wisdom keepers have always known: we belong to each other.” As you’ll explore, such belonging is a potent antidote to isolation and despair.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience an ancient meditation to activate and enhance your natural loving kindness
  • Understand why it’s essential that we work together to unfold our spiritual natures — why going it alone is simply too hard
  • Learn how to receive guidance and listen for your invitation from the universe — how are you to serve
  • Discover how you can tap into your force for goodness and help others even when you’re experiencing personal challenges
  • Learn how science shows that we’re interconnected from tree roots and plants to the vastness of the quantum field
 

Module 6: Use the Pain of Grief to Open Yourself to Inner Peace (November 10)

 

Grief can be a crucible for alchemical transmutation.

Loss has many familiar faces — death, breakups, health, financial, trust, and innocence. When you choose to stay present in the discomfort of suffering, rather than turn away, self-medicate, or try to “fix” it through forces outside yourself, loss and grief can become a threshold to sacred space. Your broken heart can open to deeper love and intimacy with the divine and with compassion for all beings.

This is the heart of Mirabai’s teaching. She’ll gently guide and support you as you dare to feel everything... not to get rid of your emotions, but to understand them. She’ll tenderly lead you through powerful exercises, inspired instruction, and authentic personal examples in how you can boldly face your grief and transform it into a stepping stone to real freedom and sovereignty.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience a profound breathing practice that transmutes the grief you’re holding into hope and beauty
  • Learn that grief and loss are not what they appear to be, and shift to perceiving them as portals to your heart’s sincerest desire
  • Understand the nature of grief and the different forms it uses in your life and the lives of others
  • Discover how to powerfully face grief and loss and draw out its healing message
  • Understand the deeper teaching of grief and transcend the common belief that pain is to be mitigated, rather than embraced, so it can be understood as a path to liberation
 

Module 7: Embrace Your Humanity as a Way to Express the Sacred (November 17)

 

Living as a mystic doesn’t mean you conform to a preconceived notion of purity and perfection... living as a mystic means you abide in your humanity.

You might still make some disappointing choices, lose your temper with people you love, engage in addictive behaviors, get caught in old painful thought patterns, or collapse into hopelessness in the face of catastrophic world events.

Yet living as an everyday, modern mystic means you bear witness to your own human condition with curiosity and tenderness. You recognize that you’re an integral member in the vast family of created beings and that this life experience is a school for waking up and growing closer to the divine... however you experience it.

In this final session, you’ll:

  • Practice a day of silence where you allow yourself to shift your inner paradigm and create a space for powerful realizations
  • Discover that patience and compassion begin with you and radiate outward to encompass the world around you
  • Reveal the deep teaching that you’re here as a human being, living a divine adventure to discover that your true nature and mistakes are required to learn all that you came here to learn
  • Explore what’s beyond your current beliefs and expectations through a writing exercise that has you contemplate and complete the statement I never would have believed...”
  • Discover the secret to realizing your deepest desires is fully embracing your whole self, the messy parts as well as the sacred and majestic
 
 
 

 

The Divine Meltdown Course Bonus Collection

In addition to Mirabai’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 

Wild Embodiment
Video Dialogue With Mirabai Starr & Nadirah Adeye

Tune in to this dialogue with Mirabai and Shift staffer Nadirah Adeye to explore a spiritual path that embraces pleasure, demands authenticity, and creates wellbeing. The starting point is recognizing that all of society is impacted by social inequity and injustice. As you’ll discover, the next step is identifying and cultivating mindfulness of systemic injustice in your individual spiritual life and weaving fulfillment together with your intention for the liberation of all beings.

 

Moving Inward, Not Upward
Audio Dialogue With Mirabai Starr & William Hart McNichols

You’ll hear from William Hart McNichols — known and loved as Father Bill — an iconographer and priest who collaborated with Mirabai on the book Mother of God Similar to Fire. In this powerful recording, Father Bill focuses on the feminine nature of St. Teresa’s vision of the inner journey, exploring the castle as a series of sacred spaces that draws you ever more deeply within.

 

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What Graduates of Mirabai’s Courses Are Saying...

 

— Willow Brook: “Mirabai Holds a Space of Incredible Intention and Acceptance and Fierce Love”

— Jenna Darko: “Mirabai Is Wildly Attuned to the Voice of the Mother, the Voice of the Beloved”

— Stephanie Yost: “There Are Storytellers and Then There are Soul Speakers Like Mirabai”

— Tasleem Jamila: “Mirabai Is a Jewel Walking Amongst Us Today”

— Nina Rao: “Mirabai Gathers the Flowers of Various Mystical Traditions From Around the World Into a Bouquet of Beauty”

— Jaime Grechika: “Mirabai Brings Life and Joy to Her Classes”

 
“Mirabai’s deep connection with the feminine Divine, her integrity, and knowledge combined to produce a truly inspiring course!”

Mirabai’s deep connection with the feminine Divine, her integrity, and knowledge combined to produce a truly inspiring course! So many resources to add to my practice... an absolute treasure. Highly recommended!
— Dayna P., York, Pennsylvania

“I am more patient, more compassionate, and more still.”

The course has definitely benefited me and impacted the way I am in the world. I am more patient, more compassionate, and more still. I do not feel alone in handling challenging circumstances that arise and feel a deeper connection to others. I feel like this is an ongoing process and that the changes are still manifesting within me so look forward to allowing this process to continue to unfold.
— Karen, Togo

“As a result of this course I feel a much greater sense of self-respect and confidence in myself.”

I enjoyed and still am enjoying Mirabai’s course. She is always an inspiration to me. This course allowed me to get in touch with the Divine Feminine aspect of self. I loved learning about the mystics and Goddesses and their participation in society and how influential they were in the community that they served. As a result of this course I feel a much greater sense of self-respect and confidence in myself.
— Miriam, Henderson, Nevada

“Mirabai Starr is not only a brilliant and profoundly moving author! Her online presence is profoundly authentic and personal.”

Mirabai Starr is not only a brilliant and profoundly moving author! Her online presence is profoundly authentic and personal. She reaches through the screen, and you feel as if she is sharing just with you a precious, miraculous gift as she conveys information and leads ritual. Thanks and blessings to Mirabai and to The Shift Network!
— Rev. Jane Anne Ferguson, Plymouth United Church of Christ, Fort Collins, Colorado

“Mirabai created a very beautiful, reflective space and shared her knowledge in a way that was so beautiful...”

Mirabai created a very beautiful, reflective space and shared her knowledge in a way that was so beautiful — her insights and teachings continue to spark and reverberate even after the course is over. Also, a special community was formed who give extra inspiration and wisdom. A big thank you to Mirabai and The Shift Network for such a rich experience.
— Katrina, Melbourne, Australia

“Mirabai is wonderful!”

Mirabai is wonderful! It is a gift to begin again, to read and enjoy the Feminine Mystics. It is like renewing and re-engaging with my spiritual self. It is awesome and life-giving.
— Carolann Trainor, Ottawa, Canada

“The class was everything, if not more than I expected and hoped for.”

The class was everything, if not more than I expected and hoped for. I was grieving the death of my husband, and when I heard Mirabai’s introduction to the class, it touched me deeply. I had no doubt this course was the path I needed for renewal, healing, evolving, and support. Thank you Mirabai and The Shift Network.
— M.J., Middleton, Wisconsin

“Sharing presence with [Mirabai] is like an initiation of soul and spirit.”

I can highly recommend any teaching from Mirabai Starr. Her depth, devotion, and authenticity, for me, is transformative in and of itself. Sharing presence with her is like an initiation of soul and spirit.
— Sharri Gaines, Raleigh, North Carolina

“I felt this course was so inspirational for me to deepen my spiritual practice.”

I felt this course was so inspirational for me to deepen my spiritual practice. Especially with the timing now as we rest at home sequestered or in my case quarantined for two weeks... I learned more about the goddesses, was introduced to mystics, and many books and materials to further my knowledge. It was so worth it!
— Deva Smith, Corrales, New Mexico

“It feels rare and refreshing to learn from someone who both feels grounded and free.”

Mirabai Starr is not only an exquisite and charming teacher, but a gently fierce woman who embodies her own words in living a life connected and devoted to the divine feminine. It feels rare and refreshing to learn from someone who both feels grounded and free.
— Monika, Harrisonburg, Virginia

 

Join the Global Community

 

 

The Divine Meltdown Course offers some of the most transformational online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Mirabai Starr will share in this powerful training.

You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Mirabai Starr
 

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from interspiritual author and speaker Mirabai Starr, translator of the mystics — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to reveal your true identity as a spiritually empowered modern-day mystic. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

 
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
 

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help you further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

 
 
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

 
 
Online Community
 

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

 
 
The Divine Meltdown Course Bonus Collection
 
  • Wild Embodiment
    Video Conversation With Mirabai Starr & Nadirah Adeye
  • Moving Inward, Not Upward
    Audio Dialogue With Mirabai Starr & William Hart McNichols
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Divine Meltdown Course Online Training

 

We feel honored that Mirabai Starr has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with an interspiritual speaker and translator of the mystics whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about awakening to the truth of your spiritual nature and expressing the mystic within, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 

 
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Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE The Divine Meltdown Course — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before October 6, 2022 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

More Praise for Mirabai Starr...

 

— Caroline Myss, Spiritual Teacher and Author: “When Mirabai Teaches and When She Writes, It's as if She Floats in a Sea of Holy Poetry”

— Andrew Harvey, Mystic Teacher and Author: “Mirabai Is One of the Best Mysticism Teachers on the Planet”

 
“Mirabai will help open up your heart to love.”

Ever since I met her when she was a teenager at the Lama Foundation, Mirabai Starr has been absorbed in the teachings of the great mystic saints, especially the women. Like her namesake, the poet-saint Mirabai, she brings to her work an intense love of God and a passion for the Beloved. My Guru said, “Love is the best medicine.” Mirabai will help open up your heart to love.
— Ram Dass

 
“Mirabai Starr possesses passionate eloquence...”

Mirabai Starr possesses passionate eloquence when speaking about mysticism, making the ineffable as tangible and real as eating delicious food that's good for you.
— Jenny Bird, singer-songwriter

 
“... brings understanding, and especially compassionate wisdom.”

I have been present during Mirabai Starr’s classes at the University of New Mexico in Taos, on both philosophy and the theologies of the major world religions. One would expect from such a background that she has gathered and synthesized a dazzling amount of knowledge, but in addition she brings understanding, and especially compassionate wisdom. These are godsent gifts that are simply given to her. Her life experiences of suffering and love pour into the cup of different levels of understanding, which she offers so generously as a teacher, lecturer, writer, and guest speaker. I’m enriched and honored by her friendship.
— Fr. William Hart McNichols, iconographer and Roman Catholic priest

 
“... a gentle dynamite for opening and awakening.”

Mirabai's words point toward the ineffable. She has an outstanding gift for language, plus penetrating insight, married to a heart of authentic compassion. Combined, the result is a gentle dynamite for opening and awakening.
— Sara Morgan, psychotherapist and spiritual guide

 

About Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction 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 interspiritual dialogue. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.

Mirabai’s newest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by Spirituality & Practice. It’s essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.

Mirabai has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul and Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. She is author of the poetry collection Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer William Hart McNichols, and the award-winning book God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The transparency of her journey through grief in her memoir Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation is a gift to those who are struggling with unimaginable losses.

Mirabai was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

 

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

 

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

 

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is October 6, 2022. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

 

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 
 
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