Teresa of Avila as a Guide to a Radically Authentic Life
Recorded September 21 2020
Teresa of Avila is as relevant today as she was 500 years ago when she traveled the rugged Spanish countryside. Teresa was on fire with longing for the divine, who she related to as “Beloved,” and she was equally grounded and practical. “God,” Teresa famously said, “lives among the pots and pans.” Teresa was both wild and shrewd, a besotted mystic and a skilled reformer. She was subversive, in the very best sense, stirring up the pot of organized religion and igniting the hearts of countless women (and a few daring men). Join Mirabai—who has translated some of the greatest literary and spiritual jewels of this mystical master into fresh, accessible, contemporary English—for this free ninety-minute webinar gathering that will refill the cup of your heart.
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction 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 inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book is Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics. Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World.” She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.