Celeste Yacoboni was thrilled to visit the Jivamukti Yoga School on November 3, 2014 as part of her New York book tour. The school hosted a book talk and signing. Celeste said, “What a wonderful event we had at the school. Everyone was so welcoming and supportive. It was a joy to hear Jason Apollo Voss read his contribution to my book, How Do You Pray?
“I have many prayers. Most important to me is my life, which I consider to be a moving prayer. I try and bring consciousness to all of my choices to help increase the flow of love on the planet. I also pray to various aspects of God, never hesitating to ask for help, or to volunteer it. Lastly, I frequently pray that I be shown what I need in order to change.”
– Jason Apollo Voss, from How Do You Pray?
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Here was the event announcement:
There are as many ways to pray as there are human beings. As Rumi has written, “There are one hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Interspirituality is respect for all these ways, participation in the rituals of communion, and union with our divine essence in all forms and practices.
Join spiritual director Celeste Yacoboni – who thinks of God as the Grid of Divinity that we are all part of – in an interspiritual communion/community experience as she shares from her new book How Do You Pray? and larger vision of creating a prayer field of unity that embraces humanity’s diversity.
How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity. Sharon Gannon is a featured contributor.
About the book:
As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world.
How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life.
This collection speaks to the reader’s heart and asks What is your soul’s expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray?
This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O’Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more.
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