SARAH BOWEN

Sarah's first book, Void If Detached: Seeking Modern Spirituality Through My Father's Old Sermons, and second book, Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose, from Monkfish Publishing both received numerous book awards including the Nautilus. 

Sarah writes regularly for Spirituality & Health Magazine and her work has also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Elephant Journal, Common Ground, Light of Consciousness, mindbodygreen, Shatterproof, and other media. She is a frequent guest co-host on Unity Online Radio's "Big Universe" show, musing on what happens when spirituality and pop culture meet.See all book reviews, podcasts, articles, and media >

Especially interested in the intersection of spiritual values with animal welfare, Sarah is a fierce advocate for all creatures, teaching interspecies mindfulness practices, working with humans around the grief and loss of companion animals, loving up animals in shelters, and providing wildlife struck by cars a "sacred sendoff." (Her new book Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice For Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying To Heal The Planet will hit bookstores Fall 2021. (Sign up here to get an alert when it launches.)


As a member of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary's academic staff, Spiritual Directors International, and several recovery communities, Sarah seeks to help others connect with the higher power of their own understanding, in whatever way is meaningful to each. Passionate about the world’s great faith traditions, Sarah is a graduate of One Spirit and has studied at Chicago Theological Seminary, Emerson Theological Institute, Chopra Center, and Omega Institute. A retreat-junkie, she has workshopped with a wide range of teachers, including Diane Berke, David Wallace, Deepak Chopra, Mirabai Starr, Krishna Das, Sister Shivani, Rabbi David Ingber, Brett Bevell, Steven D. Farmer, Phyliss Curott, James French, and Andrew Vidich. 

When Sarah grows up, she hopes to be a Jedi.

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