Saturday, April 16
Kim Rosen has discovered that words have the power to change lives. When Rosen and her book Saved by a Poem were profiled in the New Yorker in 2009, it sparked for countless readers the truth of those times when a poem, a prayer, or some sacred writing seems to be speaking directly to us because it reverberates somewhere deep in our soul.
On Saturday, April 16 join us to experience poetry’s power to wake you up, shake you up and summon you into a deeper, more intimate experience of living. Poetry is the language of the innermost self, where the grit of our humanness meets the grace of our vastness.
Shamans, mystics, and healers always have known that the medicine of poetry literally can change brain chemistry and thus dissolve old patterns of thought, feeling, and physiology, aligning us with what is true, innocent, intimate, and holy within.
Join Kim for a transformative immersion in mystical poems, music, guided meditation, gentle movement and interpersonal revelation designed to melt your defenses, liberate the flow of your feelings, and open you to yourself and others. You do not need to recite, write or even like poetry to discover its power as prayer, celebration, and awakener.
Bring a notebook and pen and wear clothes in which you can move and sit comfortably.
Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Forum at All Saints Church.
Register here … $50 registration fee. Scholarships/sliding scale available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For more information contact Jamie Hebert at 626.583.2733
For directions to All Saints Church, visit our website.
Sunday, April 17
Join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Rector’s Forum for: The Sacrament of Poems
No wall between people, countries, cultures, generations or between this world and the next can withstand a good poem. Its words and silences take us below the surface to a place where separation transforms into an intimacy with self and others that many of us have forgotten. On Sunday, April 17 Kim Rosen returns to the Rector’s Forum, bringing the magic of her presence and her commitment to the healing powers of a poem. Come discover what Kim has called “The First Language: Poetry as a Portal of Intimacy with Self and Others.”
For more information on the Rector’s Forum, call 626.796.1172