Mirabai Starr: A Fierce and Tender Wisdom: Reclaiming the Feminine Across the Spiritual Spectrum

At Sophia Institute we are pivoting because of the pandemic and learning to bring you programs that you know and love virtually in the comfort of your home.  We are pleased to announce that this program will be a VIRTUAL RETREAT.

Have you ever taken a personal retreat at home? If not, then doing so will be something worthwhile for you and a new, potentially lifelong, practice that will be beneficial ongoing.

This event will be recorded and available for viewing post-retreat for those who have registered for the event.

Mirabai Starr has written extensively on the mystics and the unifying teachings at the heart of all spiritual paths, with a gift for making timeless wisdom accessible to contemporary seekers.

A FIERCE & TENDER WISDOM: Reclaiming the Feminine Across the Spiritual Spectrum

As traditionally male-dominated structures topple across the landscape of the human community, the feminine is rising, carrying cups of mercy and spreading flames of truth-telling.  Long-buried wisdom teachings and previously ignored women mystics are revealing themselves to be urgently relevant as we pass through a global dark night of the soul and into a radically renewed humanity.  With its emphasis on relationally and inclusivity, its tolerance for ambiguity and its intimacy with mystery, the feminine reclaims the body as holy ground and blesses the web of interbeing that sustains us all.  The feminine speaks in poetry and song, she worships the earth as cherished relative, she embraces ultimate reality as lover.  In this talk, “mystical feminist” Mirabai Starr shares the fruits of many years of investigating, excavating and lifting up female voices in all the world’s religions.

Our time together will include contemplative readings, silent mediation, writing exercises, and group sharing.


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Hourly Schedule

6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST
Friday Night
10:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
From Dark Night to Transformation


Nov 13 2020 - Nov 14 2020


Eastern Standard Time-- 11/13 (6:30pm-8:30pm), 11/14 (10:00am-5:00pm)
06:30 PM - 05:00 PM


Full Retreat Including Friday Night Lecture: $175 Early bird (before October 15); $195 (after October 15)

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