2017 Conference Speakers & Workshops

Mirabai Starr

Mona Haydar

fletcher_harperFletcher Harper

Chris Grosso

dana1sqDana Sawyer


Todd Glacy

Mona Haydar | “Love Always”

mona_haydar1Mona Haydar is a poet, activist, earth lover, performance artist and a tireless God-enthusiast. She practices a life of sacred activism, poetry, contemplation and advocacy for living gently upon the Earth. She teaches classes and retreats on mindfulness and Islamic spirituality, leads workshops on creative writing and performs her poetry.

Mona grew up in Flint, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan and has since lived in Damascus where she studied Arabic and Islamic spirituality. When she returned, she went to live in the mountains of Northern New Mexico at the Lama Foundation and then lived in the Redwood forest of Northern California with her husband and son.

Mona and her husband Sebastian set up a stand in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with signs that read ‘Talk to a Muslim’ ‘free coffee and donuts’ ‘free conversation’ and ‘Ask a Muslim,’ encouraging open and loving dialogue, which garnered the attention of NPR, Al Jazeera, The Boston Globe among other media outlets.12751286_226770501003721_591507843_n

She is working towards her Master’s in Divinity at Union Theological Seminary. Mona helps to grow a more universal love with her activism, writing, performing and teaching.

She has a large presence on the web, from social media to press and magazine articles, as well as news videos. Link to Mona’s website here.

Workshop 2
with Mona

We talk a lot about love, but what is it actually and practically? What are the roots of love in the world–where does it come from? How do we grow a deeper and bigger love for ourselves and the world?

We all have an act of love (or many) inside us. How do we unlock these acts of love? 

Come learn how. Chant, sing for love, plant and grow love, and taste its sweet fruit.