Archive | March 2013

Celebrating Women’s Day Among the Redwoods

redwood forestBefore read­ing from my book, Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, I walked with a friend through the red­woods sur­round­ing Stillheart Institute in Woodside, California. As we descended the trail, I ran my fin­gers over the plush, green moss coat­ing the rocks along the path. I rel­ished the spongi­ness of the for­est floor beneath my feet. I hugged one of the younger red­woods, encir­cling it with my arms and star­ing up at its branched, lofty spire as it dis­ap­peared into the misty fog.

There in the for­est, and later seated before a win­dow with an ample view of the red­woods, I silently offered my prayers as our cel­e­bra­tion of International Women’s Day began. The room radi­ated with the fire’s crack­ling heat and the pul­sat­ing energy of 70 incred­i­ble women. Viviana and Hyun Kyung, the women whose sto­ries I read, were present in a spe­cial way. They had suf­fered greatly, and yet had opened their hearts to divine love and the inter­con­nect­ed­ness of all life. Their sto­ries offered us insights into our own pains and trans­for­ma­tions, our own deaths and rebirths.

Thank you, Stillheart for hon­or­ing all women and enabling us to come together on International Women’s Day as we pur­sue our indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive trans­for­ma­tion. Thank you for empow­er­ing us to cel­e­brate boldly, to nur­ture our souls, and to share our gifts with the world!

To pre­view the women’s sto­ries in Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, click here:

www.skylightpaths.com/page/product/978–1-59473–480-9

For more on Lana Dalberg and a sched­ule of upcom­ing events for Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, click here:

www.womenspiritandfaith.com

Blog originally posted on Stillheart’s website at:

http://www.stillheart.org/blog/past-events/birthing-god-sharing-womens-spiritual-experiences-on-international-womens-day/

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Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 17 at herchurch in San Francisco!

Birthing God coverJoin us March 17 at the purple church on 678 Portola Dr., San Francisco (ample parking)

10:30 Service (including Jennifer Berezan mini-concert and Birthing God book blessing)

12:00 Celebration of Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine  with author Lana Dalberg (includes scrumptious food, book reading, and chanting)

For a preview of the book, click below:

http://www.skylightpaths.com/page/product/978-1-59473-480-9

To hear Jennifer Berezan’s amazing music, click below:

http://www.edgeofwonder.com/home

 

 

Birthing God on International Women’s Day!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

MARCH 8, 2013    3 – 5 p.m. 

California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street, San Francisco

 Author Lana Dalberg

joined by dancers, chanters & drummers

“These multifaceted accounts of spiritual experience in the lives of women both ordinary and remarkable … are generous and inspiring.”   – Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program 

TO ORDER:

http://www.skylightpaths.com/page/product/978-1-59473-480-9