2020 has been unmatched in its unapologetic unearthing of all we need to confront and transcend as a species in order to grow. There are profound treasures to pluck out of the complex weave of pandemic, natural disaster and divisive social unrest. The aim of Chaos & Compassion is to tease out some of these treasures and embrace the possibility of transformation they bring. Our panelists will share their personal perspectives and experiences of Divine Mother, as well as how they see Her impacting our world today. We will highlight the compassion of the Divine Feminine to find meaning in, navigate, and evolve from the chaos of 2020.
Thursday Nov 5th 2020
7:30-10:00 p.m EST
Natalie Backman & Karina Guthrie
Dr. Shamini Jain
Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
7:30 : Devotional Music with Radha
8:00 : Chaos & Compassion Pannel
9:30 : Q&A and Further Devotional Music with Ellen Arthur
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.
SHAMINI JAIN, PhD, is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator of scientists, healers, artists, and educators to help lead humanity to heal themselves. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and has received numerous awards for her published studies in biofield healing practices and meditation.
Shamini integrates her background in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, healing arts, vocal performance and East Indian spiritual practice to share with others how they can best heal themselves and live joyful, meaningful lives. Shamini speaks and teaches in diverse venues including TEDx, universities, conferences, hospitals and retreat centers. Her online courses can be found at Shift Network. She also contributes as an author on the science and practice of healing. Her public writing can be found in online blogs including Huffington Post, Thrive Global and the Times of India. Her first public book, “Healing Ourselves”, will be published with SoundsTrue in 2021. More at www.shaminijain.com and www.chi.is.
How would you feel if you could JOYFULLY uncover your purpose? What would it feel like to find pleasure and intimacy in life? How about a journey that is supported by connection, that is simple, practical, and deep, yet gentle? MIRABELLE D’CUNHA invites you into delicious practices of yogic “breathwork (pranayama)” and delicate self-inquiry. She holds a 2-year Diploma in Yoga and Yoga Philosophy from Mumbai University and is initiated in the Sivananda lineage. She has been teaching for over 11 years at yoga studios, ashrams, and corporate settings in the US, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, India, and the Cayman Islands where she lives.
Mirabelle supports committed yoga lovers, seekers of joy and compassion experience the awe of their gifts and of life itself. Her signature offerings are Sadhana Club, a bi-monthly online sanctuary that nurtures yoga lovers with authentic yoga knowledge, clarity, and community and a 9-week Breathe into a Radiant You Mentoring program. Working with her, you will find purpose, pleasure, and intimacy in life through breath. You will savor the healing and clarity that naturally unfold, as you unplug from urgency and into deep trust and allowing. Her offerings are the grace of the Divine Mother in action and service.
SALLY KEMPTON is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She teaches teleclasses, retreats, and workshops, and is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu.
Sally is the author of the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Yoga Goddesses and Meditation for the Love of It, which Spirituality and Health magazine called “The meditation book your heart wants you to read.” She also has an audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation, released by Sounds True.
A former swami in the Vedic tradition, Sally has been practicing and teaching for over four decades. Her teachings combine profound knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought. Her website is www.SallyKempton.com, where her telecourses, books, and CDs are available.
DR. KAVITHA CHINNAIYAN is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. She has studied Advaita Vedānta, Āyurveda, and Yoga with teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses and writings on meditation, Yoga, Tantra, Āyurveda and non-duality strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways.
She is the author of Shakti Rising (Nonduality Press, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, and Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, January 2020) and The Heart of Wellness (Sfaim Press).
Visit her at kavithamd.com