Welcome to the Rowe Center’s upcoming online programs. 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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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