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An Online Sacred Circle for Those Who Have or Have Had Cancer

An Online Sacred Circle for Those Who Have or Have Had Cancer

This is your invitation to join in a sacred online circle with people like yourself who have had or now have cancer, to deeply listen to your own experience and that of others. The monthly online meetings will feature listening exercises, reflection, sharing, spiritual reading, remote Reiki, and meditation to awaken the dynamic and healing presence of Divine Spirit within all participants.

Memoir as Medicine: Write it From the Heart

Memoir as Medicine: Write it From the Heart

Memoir as medicine is a workshop about the healing power of getting your story out of your body, out of your liver, out of your pancreas, out of your heart! It’s about writing the truth of who you are, taking the risk of saying 'this is what happened to me' and letting it go. This workshop is about being in a safe place to sound like you, to write your story in your own language, your own rhythms

Coming Home to Your Animal Body: An Afternoon with Carl Rabke

Coming Home to Your Animal Body: An Afternoon with Carl Rabke

When Mary Oliver writes that “you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves,” that could be sufficient instruction for a life well-lived. Many of us, however, are disconnected from our animal bodies. Many of us modern people tend to move around, as Thich Nhat Hanh describes, “lost in thought”, disconnected from our bodily experience and the living, sensual world that

Clown School: A Five Day Masterclass with Patch Adams and Susan Parenti

Clown School: A Five Day Masterclass with Patch Adams and Susan Parenti

Join us to experience this Christmas season for five days with Patch and his life partner and co-conspirator Susan Parenti! Yes, you will learn how to clown from a master, but be forewarned — this is no ordinary theater workshop. You are not coming just talk about it. Or run through exercises — You are going out to clown in public places. Where you can do the most good. Get ready for a miraculous

Managing Your Life With Poetry

Managing Your Life With Poetry

Join Pádraig Ó Tuama, Irish poet, theologian and conflict mediator whose work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion, and some friends in this one hour free Zoom session. Pádraig will share poems that can help plot a life: the ground, the waterways, the open expanses, the hidden places that can be held by poetry. Seeing as it's the day after Emily Dickinson’s birthday

Gathering of Warriors

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

Gathering of Grandparents

A Gathering of Grandparents facilitated by Jane Isay, author of "Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today", was started in the spring of 2020. We are now a place for grandparents to continue to grow and to become vessels of hope and perspective for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. Newcomers are always welcome.

Couples Date Night: Come and Play with Your Lover

Couples Date Night: Come and Play with Your Lover

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

A Year with Rilke: For Our Lives and Our World

A Year with Rilke: For Our Lives and Our World

Rilke’s influence can be found at the heart of Joanna’s pioneering Work That Reconnects, the dynamic, interactive process known worldwide for helping people bring their full humanity to today's social and ecological crises. Joanna and Anita -- admired for their exquisite translations of Rilke's work -- will share with you, in twelve monthly online sessions, how a poem can ignite a heightened

Putting Winter into Words: A Master Class in Nature Writing

Putting Winter into Words: A Master Class in Nature Writing

In this six-week online class, the former editor of Orion Magazine and Milkweed Editions will help participants to become better writers at the same time that we focus on and learn about nature in winter. We will devote our attention to the bare trees, night skies, unpredictable weather, and the birds and animals that stick around through these cold months. The winter will be the prompt we use to

Fundraising for Social Change: A Four Part Online Course with Kim Klein and Special Guests

Fundraising for Social Change: A Four Part Online Course with Kim Klein and Special Guests

Kim Klein has been in fundraising for over four decades and is internationally known as a master teacher and coach. Join her (and special guests) for this four part online workshop to learn how to build your base of individual donors. Kim will help you focus on relationships rather than donations, which will result in loyal donors who give money, time, visibility, ideas, and contacts to your

YPC Camp Reunion

YPC Camp Reunion

Join us for a winter weekend at Rowe where you can reconnect with camp friends, enjoy arts and crafts, and explore what camp is like during the winter! This overnight is the perfect chance to catch up with your friends while enjoying a little more time at Rowe. Campers arrive at 4 pm, stay overnight in our winterized Rec Hall, and return home by 12pm the following morning. Staff will be ready to

Foundations Winter Gathering

Foundations Winter Gathering

At Foundations you’ll get to learn useful life skills and envision a path for yourself that aligns with your values. Our experienced facilitators guide you through interactive and creative workshops designed to support you in building a life for yourself that works because it’s based on who you are.

JHC Camp Reunion

JHC Camp Reunion

Join us for a winter weekend at Rowe where you can reconnect with camp friends, enjoy some chill games, and explore what camp is like during the winter! This overnight is the perfect chance to catch up with your friends while enjoying a little more time at Rowe. Campers arrive in the afternoon, stay overnight in our winterized Rec Hall, and return home by 12pm the following morning. Staff will be

SHC Camp Reunion

SHC Camp Reunion

Join us for a winter weekend at Rowe where you can reconnect with camp friends, enjoy some chill games, and explore what camp is like during the winter! This overnight is the perfect chance to catch up with your friends while enjoying a little more time at Rowe. Campers arrive in the afternoon, stay overnight in our winterized Rec Hall, and return home by 12pm the following morning. Staff will be

“Poetry &” Part II: An Afternoon Poetry Masterclass

“Poetry &” Part II: An Afternoon Poetry Masterclass

This second session of Jane Hirshfield's online masterclass -- whose first session in October 2021 was a big success-- will again focus, in new directions, on the poem as an act of connection and interconnection. Returnees and new participants are equally welcome. The series is called Poetry & because a poem is not bottled wine stored in a cellar, but rather a transforming engagement with life

Soul Medicine: Healing through Dreams, Visions and Oracles

Soul Medicine: Healing through Dreams, Visions and Oracles

Ancient and world spiritual traditions teach that the key to healing is restoring the soul and re-aligning with the cosmic order. Western medicine and psychotherapy originated in these practices over 3,300 years ago using holistic and naturopathic methodologies combined with “dream incubation,” a form of vision questing. Ed Tick has been studying and practicing this tradition for decades and has

Practicing the Inner Life: A Five Part Exploration of What Spiritual Practice Can Mean for You

Practicing the Inner Life: A Five Part Exploration of What Spiritual Practice Can Mean for You

Join Pádraig Ó Tuama for a five-week course exploring the Inner Life. Taking the Celtic year as a template, this course will consider what practices can nurture a vibrant inner life: in order to be present to yourself, present to others, and present to the world. Participants will be supported in reflection exercises and writing exercises, as well as learning from poets and writers from diverse

Radical Wholeness: Getting Present in Your Body

Radical Wholeness: Getting Present in Your Body

Philip's Radical Wholeness workshop will help you to identify the divisions that keep you from wholeness and soften beyond them, so that you can experience the body, its intelligence, and its aliveness to the world as never before. This workshop is the cornerstone of his Embodied Present Process™. It is a playful, gentle, practical journey that will provide you with new skills to last a lifetime.

Feast of Losses: A Five Part Course on Aging, Death and Letting Go

Feast of Losses: A Five Part Course on Aging, Death and Letting Go

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 retreat is an opportunity to welcome all that emerges as we turn towards the losses that abound in a life fully lived. In this highly experiential series, poetry, ritual, movement, writing, silence and self-inquiry will hold, heal

That Which Rips Your Heart with Joy: An Afternoon Masterclass on Food Writing

That Which Rips Your Heart with Joy: An Afternoon Masterclass on Food Writing

When reading about food or drink, the mind races and rushes for associations and/or remembrances. In most gastronomical writing, food often has a subtext, a layering, or, forgive me, a flavor—tinged with grief, joy, shame, desire, or nostalgia. What gets so often lost or overlooked is the contagious exuberance that can happen when one takes a bite of food and wants to be a student of that dish

Labor Day Men's Winter Retreat

Labor Day Men's Winter Retreat

There’ll be plenty of time for games, hiking, sauna, cozy fireside chats, a dance and more. We’ll be offering a light program with Yoga, a soothing aromatherapy workshop and an evening group activity.

Restoring the Soul after War: A Memorial Day Retreat for People in Military Service, Veterans, and Those Who Love Them

Restoring the Soul after War: A Memorial Day Retreat for People in Military Service, Veterans, and Those Who Love Them

This retreat honors the original spirit and meaning of Memorial Day and is for all people who wish to heal the effect of war on themselves, their families, and our nation. Memorial Day began during the Civil War as a day set aside to honor and grieve the fallen from both sides. All of us, especially our veterans and their families, feel the effect of war and need such sacred times, removed from

Young People's Camp 1, 2023

Young People's Camp 1, 2023

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!

Young People's Camp 2, 2023

Young People's Camp 2, 2023

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!

Young People's Camp 3, 2023

Young People's Camp 3, 2023

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.

Junior High Camp 2023

Junior High Camp 2023

Community, growth, and silliness are the three words that best describe Junior High Camp. JHC campers are encouraged to be themselves, to take risks, and to speak from the heart. JHC is centered around giving young people a voice and a vote. Campers work together to chart their own camp experience, which can include arts and crafts, s’mores, swimming, and talking about what it means to be a teen.

Senior High Camp 2023

Senior High Camp 2023

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...

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