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GladdeningLight Symposium

Presented by GladdeningLight at Rollins College, Winter Park Fl

Feb 06 - 09 2020
GladdeningLight Symposium

Three paragons of inter-spirituality — Mirabai Starr, Rabbi Rami Shapiro and Barbara Brown Taylor — host a weekend of lectures, aesthetics and wild surrender joined by cellist Eugene Friesen and Irish musicians Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin.

Each February, visitors from as many as thirty-three states and throughout the Americas gather for a weekend of soul tending with artists and theologians on the campus of Rollins College.  This year, audiences will revel in the presence of Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of more than thirty books on spirituality and recovery, and Mirabai Starr whose lyrical work translating mystics and goddesses is electrifying audiences on a current national tour.  Together, Mirabai and Rami will welcome the return of beloved author and storyteller Barbara Brown Taylor to GladdeningLight.

The symposium wouldn’t be complete without art.  The Beauty We Love offers our planet a healing prayer-in-concert from cellist Eugene Friesen as the opening convocation.  Together with a command appearance by Owen and Moley, the weekend assures participants of an experience immersed in melody.


Participate in all three days at $220.  Thursday night devotional and Sunday morning worship events are free and open to the public.  Additionally, attend Thursday evening's opening reception at the home of Rollins College President Grant Cornwell for $30 and join Saturday's group luncheon in the beautiful new Rice Family Pavilion at Rollins for $20.

GladdeningLight, where art and spirit meet.  Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted or register by phone at (407) 647-3963.  Inquiries at

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Additional time info:

Thursday night devotional with symposium keynoters and musicians is free and open to the public at Marcy Chapel, First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, 125 N Interlachen Avenue at Morse Boulevard.  Sunday morning worship at Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, is free and open to the public.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Rollins College

1000 Holt. Ave., Winter Park, Fl 32789

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    • Wheelchair Access

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