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Dark Night of the Soul

5-Day immersion with Mirabai Starr 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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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


FEATURING:

Renowned Mystic Scholar and Teacher
Mirabai Starr.
Immersion in the countryside surrounded by natural beauty of a Mexican pueblo.
November 3 - 7, 2022
Rancho El Batán, Donato Guerra, Mexico


•What is the dark night of the soul?
•What archetypes do you know?
•Myths that have held us a mestizo culture in Mexico.
•Day of the Dead celebration. Learn how to make a traditional Mexican 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

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.

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"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

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PATTY BUENO

Co Facilitator

Patty is a certified Thanatologist, Grief Counselor and Dying Consciously Teacher. She is the creator and host of AMORTE podcast on death education.

Having accompanied three of her grandparents and later her mother through their dying process as a primary caregiver was a rite of passage which led to a powerful call to serve and assist others in her community to prepare for death and make the right choices through dying, deathcare and the welcoming and witnessing of grief, working with ceremonies and rituals, helping her clients find their unique expression in creating sacred space with the symbols and elements that connect them with Spirit. She lives in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, with her husband.

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Rancho
El Batán

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