Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference

Headlining Mirabai Starr

May 30-June 4, 2021

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Sophia, Mother Earth, Mary the Mother of God, Quan Yin, The Great Mother – these and many more are names for the Divine Feminine. Mirabai Starr will share stories of the fierce and tender wisdom of the Women Mystics as a treasured source of knowledge and comfort. Brian McClaren will explore our contemporary experiences of authoritarianism and other reactions of the patriarchy when threatened by the feminine, both individually and collectively. We look forward to hearing all the Conference Presenters and invite you to come experience this magic yourself in 2021.

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. 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 loss. Her latest book is WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics. Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World.” She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a faculty member of  The Living School, which is part of the Center for Action and Contemplation, and he co-leads the Common Good Messaging Team, which is part of Vote Common Good. Brian’s books have been translated into many languages, including Korean, Chinese, French, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. He has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, On Being, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time, New York Times, Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, Huffington Post,, and many other print and online media.

2021 Presenters

  • A Fierce & Tender Wisdom:  Reclaiming the Feminine Across the Spiritual Spectrum – Mirabai Starr
  • Women’s Wisdom Across the Spiritual Spectrum – Mirabai Starr
  • The Second Pandemic: Authoritarianism and Our Future  – Brian McLaren
  • Authoritarianism as a Hack on Our Brains: Understanding Bias  – Brian McLaren
  • Walk A Mile In My Shoes: Building Bridges of Healing Across the Racial Divide  – Catherine Meeks
  • Embodiment: Honoring the Divine Feminine  – Kathleen Wiley
  • The Wisdom of the Black Madonna  – Pittman McGehee
  • Wisdom Became Flesh: The Divine Feminine Hiding in the Gospel of John  – Sheri Kling
  • The Return of the Goddess and the Age of Aquarius  – Linda McFadden

We look forward to exploring all of these topics with Mirabai Starr and all the Presenters at our 2021 Dream & Spirituality Conference.

Daily Music and Concert with Fran McKendree and River Guerguerian

Every participant will have access to
 Keynote & Workshop recordings as educational resources for six months after conference! So if you miss anything during the five-day
conference, you may enjoy them at your convenience.


Lodging Reservation Requirements
  • Enter Group Code HADEN21 

  • 4-night minimum 

  • You can stay through the 5th. 

  • One person must serve as the responsible party for each reserved lodging unit (Cottage or Inn Room).

Cottage and Inn room pricing includes meals. Kanuga will provide the hospitality of group gathering spaces, and WiFi for any participants who so choose. All will join the conference on their computers just like everyone else at home. 

Reservations must be made by May 9. After May 9, blocked rooms will be returned to inventory and special pricing will no longer apply.  

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