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A Message from Stillpoint

We hope you will join us for this joyous event to express your gratitude to the Bruno’s. Bishop +Jon Bruno has been a great advocate of contemplative life, and a champion of Spiritual Direction for the support of God's servants. We are immensely grateful for his leadership and generosity to Stillpoint. The work of the Spirit in our lives is often hidden beneath the surface of things. So, too, has been the steadfast support of the Bruno’s. Our celebration seeks to make visible their invisible grace. The funds raised for Stillpoint in honor of the Bruno’s will help us continue our commitment to the work dear to Jon and Mary: forming Spiritual Directors to serve spiritual leaders and faith communities and providing ongoing support for contemplative living. -- Elizabeth Rechter, Stillpoint Executive Director

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The mystics of all traditions claim that their love-encounter with the Holy One defies all description and yet their experience of longing and union pours out in the form of ecstatic, luminous and richly descriptive poetry and prose.In this workshop, we read short passages from the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Claire of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, engaging these evocative words as objects of Lectio Divina (sacred reading).Then, grounding our encounter with the mystics in our own experience, we respond to writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey.Inter-spiritual chanting and simple body practices support and balance our contemplative readings and writing exercises.

Register now

Register before September 23 to receive a $10 Early Bird Discount ($48 or $58 with lunch)! After September 23, the price of the retreat will increase to $58 or $68 with lunch.
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About the presenter

Mirabai Starr is a scholar and mystic who brings a completely unique background to her spiritual life and journey. She was raised in a secular Jewish household and is a translator of the Christian mystics, a lover of the Sufi mystical tradition, and a Buddhist meditation practitioner since the age of sixteen. Her books include God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life; Mother of God: Similar to Fire; and many other titles. Mirabai Starr is adjunct professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, a full refund can be issued up to 1 week prior to the event. Due to our need to plan accordingly and cover costs, no refunds will be issued after September 30.

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