Mirabai was born in New York in 1961. As a teenager, Mirabai lived at the Lama Foundation. It was at Lama that Mirabai encountered many of the leading teachers of Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Jewish, Christian and Native American. Mirabai has been an adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos since 1993. She is the author of The Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life among others.