Servant Leadership School Spring 2020 Class

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr

February 6-May 21, 2020        13 classes

Thursdays/afternoon and evening classes

Afternoon 4:00 pm -6:00 p.m.  CST                 Evening 7:00-9:00 pm CST

It is my hope that you, like I, will find yourself shining from the luminous mirror of these wisdom beings.  That you will identify with their struggles and be encouraged by their breakthroughs.  That you will forge living relationships with them as your ancestors and guides, draw on their power, embody their essential qualities.  It is my prayer that together we will welcome the wisdom of women back into the collective field, where it may help to transform the human family and heal the ravaged earth. Mirabai Starr

When we are sorely tempted to lose hope, the women mystics from the world’s spiritual depths arise to guide and empower us. As Mirabai Starr understands and shares their wisdom through the particularity of her own unique life, we are invited to find our own connections, to bring our own offering of wild mercy to heal the earth.  

Leader: The Rev. Judith Liro, St. Hildegard’s Community.                                                   You can participate on-line by Zoom or in person at Trinity Church of Austin

Trinity Church is located at 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas, and we enter by the 40th Street door.  Participants should commit to being present for most of the classes and to engage the reading and assignments. Participants in Austin will occasionally share a simple meal. Contact Judith with questions or to register:, 512-925-9156  Cost is a sliding scale $40-$100 plus the cost of the book.  Don’t let cost keep you away as this can be adjusted to your needs. 

February 6 Introduction

February 13 Turning Inward: Cultivating Contemplative Life

February 20 Laying Down Our Burden: Keep the Sabbath Holy

February 27 Breaking Open: The Alchemy of Longing

March 5 Melting Down: Dissolving into the One

March 12 (no class)

March 19 Connecting: Community and the Web of Interbeing

March 26 Embracing: Sexual Embodiment

April 2 Sheltering: Mothering as a Path of Awakening

April 9 Maundy (no class)

April 16 Cocreating: Caring for Our Mother the Earth

April 23 Making a Joyful Noise: Creativity and the Arts

April 30 (no class)

May 7 Forgiving: The Art of Mercy

May 14 Dying: The Ultimate Spiritual Practice

May 21 Taking Refuge: Teachers, Teachings, and Soul Family

For those in and near Austin:

February 20th: Conspirare’s Vanguard II, featuring Mirabai Starr’s Prayer to the Shekinah, commissioned by Conspirare.  St. Martin’s Lutheran Church 7:30pm $20-$60 

Friday evening, May 8th from 7pm to 9pm, please join Eremos for a special inter-spiritual experience. Mirabai will offer an introduction to the essence of Wild Mercy, lead us in the Jewish Shabbat prayers and then welcome Dr. Güner Arslan to help us honor Ramadan and break the fast at 8:15pm (sunset).  $65 per person (includes dinner).

Saturday, May 9th, spend the day with Mirabai immersed in the wisdom of the women mystics: 10am to 4pm (with book signing immediately following). $125 per person.

  • Attend both events for $175.
  • Both events will be held at The Wyndham Garden Hotel 3401 I-35 Frontage Road, 78741.