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The Grand Embrace: Writing and Relaxing Into Not Knowingness

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019


A blossoming of the heart with Susie Harrington and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

A meditation retreat with personal exploration through writing in a beautiful and rustic lodge and cabins near La Sal, Utah.

We live in a culture that wants to know—we chart and graph and test and outline. We codify and classify and name. But what do we really know? What is all this messiness and mystery that breeds underneath our longing for orderliness and certainty? What would happen if we could really rest in uncertainty? How deep might that relaxation go? How much more open might our lives be if we made friends with letting go?

Join retreat leaders Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and dharma teacher Susie Harrington. We’ll read poems that don’t bring answers, poems that lead us deeper into paradox. We’ll sit in the midst of the not-knowing, sit with our joys, our challenges, the what is here of each moment.  We’ll write our own explorations of what if and what else and see what even a small bit of wonder might do … if you’re willing to risk a little, meditation and writing can open doors where before you didn’t even realize a door existed. Spiritual doors. Healing doors. Doors where there used to be walls.

No previous writing experience required. No previous meditation experience required. This poetry and meditation weekend is for anyone who is curious about weaving spiritual awakening and the creative poetic impulse. For those who have attended before, this will be a new exploration of the same themes. For information and to register, visit

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There is a sliding fee of $170 – $220 for room and board and a suggested teacher donation of $150 – $400.


September 20, 2019
September 22, 2019
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La Sal, Utah
La Sal, UT United States


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