Welcome to the Rowe Center’s upcoming programs, free and paid, online and on-site. We add events often, so stop back and see what’s new! Use the tabs below to browse our offerings, then click on the event titles to learn more and register. Online programs are available both live and recorded, unless otherwise noted.
On-site programs, including personal retreats and group rentals, follow best practices for COVID-19; click here for our current policy. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see all of our offerings!
Bring your child-like playful curiosity and adult desires to this evening of guided interactions that will enhance your pleasure and relationship. Sara and Thomas, have more than 20 years of experience teaching people to deepen their intimacy through physical expression. Married to each other for 30 years, they bring ancient and proven Tantric techniques to take you on a journey that will leave
Gathering of Warriors
Warriors are sworn to preserve and protect. They run into danger, while others flee. They are best suited to respond in times of crisis because they have already served in the zones of hell, and their purpose is to serve and sacrifice for the good of others. At the same time, having been exposed to violent threats, they are vulnerable to increased trauma and breakdown.
Gathering of Grandparents
Start your week with an hour in a warm place to discuss the stresses we grandparents face in the time of Covid 19, to air your problems, share your solutions, and stay close to your family. The grandchildren are under stress. Let’s discuss what we need to know and how we can help. Led by Jane Isay, grandmother of four and author of Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges
YPC 1 Camp 2022
From quiet games of checkers to rowdy games of ultimate frisbee, Young People’s Camp is all about FUN! Every day offers a variety of choices from singing groups to junk band sessions, bracelet-making to super-heroes. YPC 1 is perfect for the first time camper or seasoned pro!
YPC 3 Camp 2022
Tween life is hard, especially after the past year. That’s why YPC 3 is tailor made for tweens! Hang out with friends, swim in the lake, make arts and crafts, and also learn about what it means to be comfortable and accepted in your own skin. This two week camp is a great chance to sign off from the screen and get back into nature.
YPC 2 Camp 2022
First time camper or a returning Rowie, YPC 2 is the camp for you! Every day welcomes an abundance of games, crafts, learning and fun. Days are filled with play and community; nights are packed with s’mores by the fire, sing-alongs and more. YPC 2 is five days of fun and friendship!
Senior High Camp 2022
High School is hard! The whole world’s ahead of you but to most folks you’re still a kid. Rowe understands that – which is why you won’t find a camp like Senior High Camp anywhere else. SHC is all about walking the line between youth and adulthood, self-direction and community responsibility. Rowe is a place to be silly, let your hair down and have fun one minute and safely explore the serious...
For more than 30 years, Kindred Spirits has offered a way for people to expand their growing edges, relax, and have fun. We are a purposeful community that creates the world in which we want to live for a week every summer. Camp is a place to experience unconditional love, dive into deep healing work in safety, or just let your inner
Journeying by Heart: Rainer Maria Rilke on Solitude and Intimacy
We will explore several remarkable letters in which Rilke explores what he called “Einsamkeit,” variously translated into English either as “solitude” or as “loneliness”— the difference, of course, is not insignificant. In this, as in so many important things in our lives, our capacity to find an inner grounding for our lives is crucial, particularly when we find ourselves alone or afraid.
Rowe Labor Day Retreat for Men who Love Men
Now in its 38th year, the Rowe Labor Day Retreat is one of the longest running gatherings of men who love men in the United States.
Rowe is a place of transformation, providing emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual nurturing experiences that support us on our journey. For new participants, Rowe is a safe place to explore coming out, to spread your wings, and to make real friends.
Members and Friends 2022
Enjoy a weekend of friends, fellowship and engaging more deeply with the Rowe community. We have lots of activities planned that are both fun and educational including s’mores with the Board, a conversation with Rowe’s Summer Archivist in residence, Camp Crafts with YPROGS and much much more. Let your voice and vote be heard at the annual meeting, as we talk about the past year and the vision for
Writing with the Celtic Seasons
The seasons offer us turning points or doorways - the solstices, equinoxes, and the four cross-quarter days known as the Celtic harvest festivals - which are thresholds when the veil between worlds is thin. This means the Otherworld is closer and more accessible. In this free webinar, an introduction to Christine's four part program Writing with the Ancestors, you will be introduced
Landscape as Lover: Embodied Ecology and Personal Myth-Making
What does it mean to look at your wounding - physical, spiritual, emotional - not as an imperative towards self-healing, but a compass directing you towards the wounding of another species or landscape? Together we will compost old stories and mythologies with science, poetry, and mutual listening: to each other and to the feral world of insects, plants, and mushrooms.
Advanced Mischief for Activists, Artists, and Troublemakers
The Yes Men have been making mischief for change all over the world for almost three decades tweaking corporate power and showing what the world might look like if the powerful were forced to serve everyone. In this weekend workshop, you will learn the secrets to all of their hijinks and then work with them to pull off your own.
Mushrooms Are Magical!
Mushrooms are magical, marvelous, mysterious, and amazing! Veteran mycologist David William Fischer has celebrated their secrets for over 30 years as an author and teacher, often employing poetry, music, and art to do so, and there’s no better guide to help you learn about their fantastic benefits. Discover how consuming mushrooms can bolster human health; how to find the best wild mushrooms; how
Hagitude: Uncovering your Inner Hag
Menopause is so often portrayed by the over-culture as the beginning of a time of decline, but if we’re able to embrace the depth of its alchemy, it can usher in a rich and vibrant new phase of life as we journey into a meaningful and authentic elderhood. In this workshop, we’ll unearth the stories of the little-known but powerful elder women in European myth and folklore
Coming Home to Your Heart: A Weekend Retreat with Edward Espe Brown
Learn how to make yourself at home in your body and in your mind, at this place, at this time, through being present with your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and emotions. You probably know the legendary Tassajara Bread Book and that staple of the Rowe kitchen, The Complete Tassajara Cookbook -- both authored by Edward. He’s also a noted Zen teacher, and this weekend he will share his Zen
Thirteen Ways to Make a Poem from Your Life: An Online Poetry Masterclass with Ellen Bass
For this six and a half hour online masterclass, Ellen has chosen exemplary poems to explore with you 13 specific strategies to transform the events of your life into poetry. Together, you will consider particular elements of the craft that can help you to open up your personal narrative and connect it to the larger human experience. As you work this way, not only will you be transformed—enlarged
Writing with the Ancestors: Honoring the Celtic Feast of Samhain
As the nights grow ever darker in the northern hemisphere we are invited to listen across the threshold for the voices of those we are connected to through blood and bone, as well as those who inspire us through spiritual lineage and wisdom. Our ancestors have lived through their own times of war, plague, and civil unrest. We can hear their whispers in our bodies if we quiet ourselves long enough.
A Feast of Losses: Turning Towards Aging, Death and Letting Go
For four decades Kim 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. Using poetry, ritual, movement, writing, silence and inquiry, Kim will create an exquisitely supportive sacred space for you to welcome the fears, blessings and awakenings that come from opening
Drawing Out Your Soul: Opening to Creative Flow through Touch Drawing
Immerse yourself in the enlivening process of Touch Drawing! It is a simple yet powerful way to create drawings through the touch of your fingertips on paper. The body, psyche, and spirit can speak directly through this process. Deborah holds a safe and sacred space while you draw, using her gentle drumming, crystal bowls, and soulful voice. Interior time to draw and write will be balanced
Mystical Healing Paths in Ordinary Life: A Contemplative Retreat
Julian of Norwich and Meister Eckhart both developed a radical healing vision for healing societies much like our own that were torn apart by intolerant and violent orthodoxies. A writer, scholar, teacher, and award-winning poet and translator, Mark will introduce you to these two medieval mystics and their inner strategies for finding wholeness in the midst of chaos and fragmentation.
Self-Paced Courses & Recorded Programs
Pre-recorded programs let you set your own schedule, so you can pay now and watch at any time, at a pace that works for you. Many of these programs were originally offered live online; others were designed as pre-recorded programs; and others have an affiliate relationship with Rowe. All of them are led by Rowe’s beloved presenters. Keep your eye on this section, as we will continue to offer more recorded programs.
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