Janet Conner
Archived Show
Mirabai Starr, Interspiritual Author and Leader
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Theme: The Call to the Practice of Prayer

As a teenager, Mirabai Starr lived at the Lama Foundation, a spiritual community that has honored all the world’s faith traditions since 1967. There, she encountered Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Native American, and many other prayer traditions. This ecumenical grounding blossomed into teaching world religions, translating mystics like Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and her latest book God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We have a juicy conversation about her experiences with prayer, what she learned from praying in so many traditions, why Shabbat is essential, and how the SBNR (spiritual but not religious) can pray and pray with joy.