Australian-born Miranda Macpherson is a spiritual teacher, modern mystic and author. Unapologetically feminine, joyful and down-to-earth in her way of being she’s internationally recognized for her depth of presence and her refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the Sacred.
Miranda’s holistic approach to spiritual surrender and non-dual realization is based on the practice of Ego Relaxation. Her wisdom and palpable transmission invites others to become more graceful human beings, deepening through inquiry, meditation, devotion and psychological integration.
Grounded in extensive study of the world’s wisdom traditions, Miranda is inspired by the silent presence of Sri Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, and more recently, the Diamond Approach. In her twenties, she founded the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, where she trained and ordained over 600 ministers. Today she leads the Living Grace sanghas in Marin and Sonoma county, Northern California, teaches retreats across the USA and Europe, and global online courses through The Shift Network.
Author of The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation, Boundless Love, and Meditations on Boundless Love, Miranda is also a kirtan musician with a mantra album The Heart of Being.
With over twenty five years teaching experience, Miranda offers a powerful holding in which to access deeper dimensions of consciousness, unwind ego obstacles, and embody spiritual depth into everyday life. She lives in San Rafael and is married to Bob Duchmann, a teacher of the Diamond Approach.
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Miranda’s Life Story
After graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and pursuing a brief career in television presenting, Miranda left her native Australia for the United Kingdom to dedicate herself to a life of spiritual service.
At the age of 26, she founded the ground breaking OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, at the request of her teacher Rabbi Joseph Gelberman. Over the course of a decade, Miranda trained and ordained over six hundred interfaith ministers and spiritual counselors, while also offering spiritual guidance to students across Europe, at the Findhorn Foundation, and within the Course in Miracles community.
In 2005, a seismic shift occurred that forever changed the course of Miranda’s life. While meditating in a cave in south India that was once home to the revered sage Sri Ramana Maharshi, she experienced a transmission that silenced her mind and required total surrender of all she knew.
In the wake of this transformative experience, Miranda found herself again moving to a new continent, settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. There, a body of teachings on Grace and Ego Relaxation began to emerge.
Miranda is internationally recognized for her depth of presence and gift for guiding others into direct experience of the Sacred. Her wisdom and palpable transmission invites others to become more graceful human beings, deepening through inquiry, meditation, devotion and psychological integration.
Miranda is dedicated to loving people all the way home to the freedom and wholeness of their true nature.
She lives in San Rafael, with her husband, Bob Duchmann, a teacher of the Diamond Approach. Miranda is a member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity, and happily abides by their code of ethics.