Lauren Tatarsky, Senior Minister
Lauren is an ordained Interfaith Minister through the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Guidance from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. She was raised Reform Jewish and spent time living at an ashram where she received training in yoga, meditation, Hinduism, Buddhism and Ayurveda. Her post-graduate education experience focused on interfaith and interspiritual studies, with an emphasis on spiritual psychology and what it means to engage in a life of spiritual growth.
Lauren describes herself as a Spiritual Eclectic, taking what speaks to her from many different traditions and engaging in diverse spiritual practices that include contemplative meditation, visualization, nature walks, dream analysis, free form dance, and yoga. Her spirituality encompasses the mind-body-spirit connection. She enjoys helping others discover the emotional and energetic aspects of the human experience as portals to our deeper selves and our connection with the Divine, Mother Nature, Spirit, the Universe, God, Goddess, True Self.
Prior to her work as a spiritual counselor and minister, Lauren spent many years as an activist in low-income communities working on issues of poverty, race, environmental justice, and healthy food access. She has traveled to 20 countries, mostly in the developing world, with numerous agencies and non-profits working for human rights and environmental justice. Most recently, she worked with inner-city youth in Denver, CO, promoting their empowerment and access to opportunities. Lauren is a lesbian and a LGBTQ advocate.
In addition to her work at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, Lauren conducts one-on-one spiritual guidance sessions, women’s circles, and yoga classes through Inspired Life Counseling. She is an avid reader and enjoys learning about psychology, spiritual growth, and mystical traditions from around the world.
Lauren’s favorite quote, from the poet and author Rainier Marie Rilke:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
phone: (303) 875-8290
Mondays 1-5 by appointment and Thursdays 1-6 by appointment.