Mirabai Starr has a spiritual upbringing to envy. Spending the majority of her childhood in Taos, New Mexico, near the Lama Foundation, Mirabai was constantly meeting Christian, Jewish, Buddhist thought leaders. As an author of over a dozen books including translations of the great Spanish poet Saint John of the Cross, and her most recent memoir, Caravan of No Despair. Mirabai brings a gold mine of knowledge to any discussion on contemplation. We discuss the periods of life when God no longer exists in the places we once found him or her. And we talk about what to do when our belief systems fail us. The answer may surprise you. Towards the end of our conversion, Mirabai gives us advice on how to begin a contemplative practice and shines a bit of light on happiness.
Find Mirabai’s new book, Caravan of No Despair at http://amzn.to/2bdIu58 and her translation of Dark Night of the Soul athttp://amzn.to/2bBNkNO and learn more about her at http://mirabaistarr.com/ . Intro music is by Winston Drei Tod https://winstondreitod1.bandcamp.com/ and acoustic guitar by Paul Spring http://www.paulspringmusic.com/