Sept 9 | Sept 30 | Oct 21 | Nov 11 | Dec 2
note: Dec 2 is 30 minutes longer 2 – 5pm ET
It is strongly suggested that you attend live, especially the first session. Sessions will be recorded and posted to the group page and will be accessible for 6 months after the first session.
About The Program
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 online retreat is an opportunity to welcome all that emerges as we turn towards the losses that abound in a life fully lived.
As death is a process that is forever deepening, this series welcomes newcomers to Kim’s work as well as those who have journeyed with her in the past.
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 and a half 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.
In this highly experiential series, poetry, ritual, movement, writing, silence and self-inquiry will hold, heal, challenge, and reveal us. Within an exquisitely supportive sacred space, we will welcome the fears, blessings and awakenings that come from opening to the losses that have been and will be shaping our life story and who we are within it. 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 has innovated unique techniques of working with the Zoom video platform that allow for deep intimacy, authenticity and a lush immersion in music, poetry, movement and connection. Optional homework explorations, readings and videos, small group sharing circles and partner work continue the conversation between gatherings.
A note about what this is not: This is not 2.5 hours entrained to your device. It is an inner journey that will intentionally disrupt your ‘screen time’, because the primary focus is deep listening within.
“I experienced Feast of Losses as a powerfully, life-changing five month virtual group journey. Kim brings her most astonishing oration and insights to this crucial subject in a way that immediately presences us to our everyday losses and reorients us in our journey of aging. This offering, rare in beauty and profundity, has the potential to reframe how you live and love through loss. ”
“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 free recorded program, Death’s Door Q&A; her interview with Amy Rhett about her passion for this subject and the workshop that has emerged, Death’s Door: Undefended at the Threshold; and her article, The Paradox of a Purposeful Life.
Meet the Presenter
Kim Rosen, M.F.A., author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words (Hay House, 2009) has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is a poet, spoken word artist, ritualist and teacher of inner work centering on the power of poetry as a pathway to radical authenticity and self-revelation. Founder of the Poetry Depths Mystery School, and Soul School, she is the co-creator of four CDs of poetry and music and her writing has been published in The Sun Magazine, O Magazine, and Spirituality and Health among others. In 2007 she spoke a poem to a group of Maasai girls in Kenya who had fled FGM and Early Childhood Marriage, and that moment became the seed of the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund.