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November 2 - 7, 2023


Embrace your life challenges

with love and compassion

6-Day immersion with Mirabai Starr, Pilar Cordero, Patty Bueno and Willow Brook in Mexico

"The dark night descends on a soul only when everything else has failed...
This, says John, is the beginning of blessedness. This is the choiceless choice when the soul can do nothing but surrender".

— Mirabai Starr, Luminous Darkness​​​​​​​​

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Pilar Cordero
Patty Bueno
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It is fundamental to make space inside us to hold all of our stories with love and compassion, even those dark places we have disowned. The stories that our bodies hold need to be recognized and tended to.

We need each other as a community to be witnessed and witness others in times of adversity. 
As a society we need to learn how to hold space in a loving and safe environment for the adversities we go through in our lives.

Read below to find out more about this immersion, Mirabai Starr, Pilar Cordero and Patty Bueno


Renowned Mystic Scholar and Teacher
Mirabai Starr
Immersion in the countryside surrounded by natural beauty of a Mexican pueblo
November 2 - 7, 2023
Rancho El Batán, Donato Guerra, Mexico

  • The dark night of the soul
  • Archetypes
  • Myths that have held us as a mestizo culture in Mexico
  • Day of the Dead celebration
  • Learn how to make a traditional Mexian altar and all the symbology
  • Mexican humor that we use as a shield to protect us through our adversities
  • Grief and loss rituals and ceremony


"Even as I rocked on my knees, howling, I detected soft breathing behind the roaring. I leaned in, listened. It was the murmuring of the million mothers, backward and forward in time and right now, who had also lost children. They were lifting me, holding me. They had woven a net of their broken hearts, and they were keeping me safe there. I realized that one day I would take my rightful place as a link in this web, and I would hold my sister-mothers when children died. For now my only task was to grieve and be cradled in their love."

— Mirabai Starr

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Who is Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of many books, a mystical scholar and inter-spiritual teacher.
She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of grief and loss. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico. 


"The night is always dark, but when our soul, Psyche, transits through darkness, it is dying and being born at the same time. The paradox is that it hurts and is amazing at the same time. love".

— Pilar Cordero


Co Facilitator

Pilar is a Psychotherapist, founder of Casa Virgilio, a therapeutic community: a feminine, natural space, an oasis in Mexico City for workshops and ceremonies.
She is co-founder of the Rites of Passage School, whose objective is to train human and compassionate facilitators who accompany existential processes and significant transitions within a sacred space and time frame to create an environment of support and trust.
She accompanies individuals, couples and groups with Jungian, existential and body psychotherapy and works with tools such as tarot, mythology, rituals and conversations.


"From total destruction we find the creativity to reconstruct a new beginning by embracing and holding a loving place for all our sorrows which is the alchemy that sets us free from our pain".


— Patty Bueno



Co Facilitator

Patty is a Certified Thanatologist, Grief Counselor, Dying Consciously Teacher and Logotherapist. She is the creator and host of AMORTE podcast on death education.
She accompanies clients, holding space for the threshold of loss and new beginnings through Somatic Grief, a vision born through
27 years studying different therapeutic disciplines, physiological-energetic and spiritual well-being and facilitating workshops and private consultations for over 15 years.
She is currently in her second year training as a Somatic Experience®️ facilitator. Life is her biggest teacher. She lives in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

"Swallowed deep is the belly of betrayal, there is nothing to do but surrender. Let go of returning to anything resembling the way things used to be. Give in. Lay down the useless swords of optimism, buoyancy, and pushing through. And then, through the thick walls of suffering, listen to supernovas being born in the shadows. Life sprouts from the fertile soil of darkness. Submit. Allow the darkness to eat you, envelop you,  digest you, become you.  It won’t be by your will that you will rise, but by your surrender".

— Willow Brook


Co Facilitator

Willow Brook is an earth loving facilitator, educator, seeker, artist and friend on fire for love, truth and embodied liberation. With a lifetime of experience on an interspiritual path and a decade of experience teaching in classrooms across the world, Willow brings devotional song and prayer into everything she does. She facilitates grief gatherings with Mirabai Starr, guides yoga and was a resident at the iconic intentional community, Lama Foundation.

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