October, Fri. 7th – Mon. 10th

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This fee covers the program, meals, and your choice of basic housing.

For details on basic housing, housing upgrades, additional nights, or shuttle service, please review this registration form, refer to Rowe’s website, or contact the office.

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About The Program

“I’ve been so woven into the mesh
of my trivial errands, that only now
do I begin to hear the mystery
of dying everywhere.”
~ Rumi, “Dying”

All the wisdom teachings of the world tell us, through one story or another, that the key to life lies in the manner in which we meet death within and around us. This immersive and highly experiential weekend is an opportunity to welcome all that emerges as you turn towards the losses that abound in a life fully lived.

Kim has been drawn to the mystery of death since she wrote her first poem about it at the age of seven. Since then she has held friends and family members in her arms as they took their last breath, and she has practiced and taught the art of turning toward the many daily deaths that abound in a life fully lived. For four decades, she has been designing immersive environments that support deep and embodied self-inquiry. “Feast of Losses” is a culmination and convergence of all the threads of her previous work.

Through poetry, ritual, movement, writing, silence and inquiry, Kim will create an exquisitely supportive sacred space. Within it, you are invited to welcome the fears, blessings and awakenings that come from opening to the losses that have been and will be shaping your life story and who you are. As Rumi says, “the hurt you embrace becomes joy.” Join Kim to discover the inevitable, ineffable lived truth of these words and what they mean for yourself and those you love.

“Kim teaches us that even now – in a time of grave danger, cynicism and terrible confusion – it is possible to live and to speak from the undefended heart…. Listen. Take heart.”

“I went to Kim Rosen’s “Death’s Door” last year, and it was undoubtedly the most powerful and profound retreat I’ve ever experienced. Invaluable for anyone dedicated to personal and spiritual development.”

“I feel I’ve shifted to a deeper, more ‘me’ place, and the shift feels permanent. The poems and music transported me into the grief I’ve never been able to allow before and I emerge with a new sense of inner freedom.”

Check out Kim Rosen’s videos, If I Go to War Now and Death’s Door Q&A, and her article, Inquiry at the Brink of a New Year.

Meet the Presenter

Kim Rosen

Kim Rosen

Kim Rosen, M.F.A., has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, The Huffington Post,, and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. In 2010 she founded the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund to give Maasai girls who have fled Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Childhood Marriage an opportunity to go to college and transform the oppression of women in their families, their tribe and the world.