Mirabai Starr Returns to Saint Mark’s

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 9:30-11:30 A.M., via Zoom (no fee; registration required) Hosted by Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

Luminous Night: A Spirituality of Loss, Grief, and Hope

Renowned interspiritual teacher Mirabai Starr returns to Saint Mark’s on December 5 to offer a virtual workshop on loss, grief, and hope.  She will share teachings from the mystics of various traditions that illumine the connection between loss, spiritual longing, and reframing the future. The teachings of the sixteenth-century Spanish saints Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross show us how we may approach the radical mystery that often accompanies loss and lament as a spiritual opportunity rather than as a problem requiring a solution. By engaging a contemplative approach, we cultivate an environment of emotional refuge and deep peace in which we can name and offer our burdens to the Holy One.

Our time together will include poetry and contemplative reading, deep dialog in small breakout groups, writing exercises, and a closing liturgy. We especially invite those who are grieving any kind of loss or those who find the holiday season a painful or difficult time. We will gather via Zoom. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Register for the workshop here. For more information, contact Canon Jennifer Daugherty at jkdaugherty@saintmarks.org.

7 Responses

  1. Linda Miller
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    I lost my husband Michal of 49 years 11-21-2020, would this be a good thing for me to attend?

    Linda Miller

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral
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      Linda, my deepest condolences. Please watch your email for a more detailed answer to your question.

  2. Barbara Miley
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    I look forward to this. Thanks for the invitation. Great way to spend a day, I think! See you then! Peace.

    Barbara Miley

  3. Barbara Miley
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    I look forward to this. Thanks for the invitation. Great way to spend a day, I think! See you then! Peace.

    Barbara Miley

    I did already say this. Trying to give you my name and number, as it were. Won’t comment again. Sorry.
    BLM

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral
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      Sorry for the delay Barbara—the website gets so much spam that we have to manually approve everyone’s first comment. Feel free to comment again if you are so moved!

  4. Ruth Nelson
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    By loss do you mean a death? Or can it be the loss of a dream?

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      The loss of a loved one, the loss of connection to a community, the loss of a life we thought we were going to live, the loss of beliefs that no longer give us meaning… whatever is on your heart.

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