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Death’s Door: Undefended at the Threshold, 4 Day Retreat near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Manoir de la Foret Cantley, Ontario Canada (map)
“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. These offerings are opportunities to welcome all that emerges as we turn towards our own death, the deaths of our loved ones, and the “everyday opportunities to die” that abound in a life fully lived.

Poetry is the only language that can speak to and through us of the great Mystery of death. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. In addition, ritual, movement, writing, silence and inquiry will hold, heal, challenge, and reveal us within an exquisitely supportive sacred space as we welcome the fears, losses, blessings and awakenings that come from opening to death — our own, our loved ones' and the "everyday dyings" that face us constantly if we have eyes to see.

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 spiritual development.

To read an interview with Kim about her passion for this subject and the workshop that has emerged, CLICK HERE.

For information, please email Anne Wright.

“And so long as you have not experienced
this:  to die and so to grow
you are only a troubled guest
on the dark earth.”
~ Goethe, “Holy Longing”