2017 Community Grief Rituals

Grief Ritual

 

Join us for our upcoming Community Grief Rituals on June 4th, September 17th and December 3rd, 2017!

Grief associated with a loss of a loved one can feel unbearable. Processing your grief through ritual can help you move from agony to acceptance. Participating in Grief Rituals allows you to access and work through your grief in a safe and constructive way. Sometimes people unearth deep emotions that need continued attention. Remember that grieving is an ongoing process in our lives.

Rituals are actions done in purposeful ways that symbolize something much more than the acts themselves. Rituals give purpose to action and always serve to connect us to something else, generally something greater than our own solitary selves. We may engage in ritual as we seek peace, clarity of mind, or to become more grounded. We may seek connectedness to family, a particular person, our culture, society, traditions, ancestors, or even to our own selves.

Grief Ritual Package (15% discount on full package): Click here to register for the Grief Ritual Package

June 4th, 2017: Click here to register

September 17th, 2017: Click here to register

December 3rd, 2017: Click here to register

In a Grief Ritual you will:

  • Feel more heart-connected
  • Feel a sense of being cleansed
  • Feel less isolated
  • Feel lighter after the experience
  • Feel a new or renewed connection to your ancestors
  • Leave with a sense of clarity or centeredness
  • Feel unburdened by your grief

Please bring: water bottles, flowers, drums/shakers, and any items that represent your ancestors.

Join us as we work with some ancient tools to help us access the deeper parts of ourselves we couldn’t otherwise touch. This ritual is informed and inspired by the generous Dagara people of West Africa. Come drum, sing, and create a village together that has the power to honor and transmute our grief into the next stage of its journey.

“As we slowly come to the end of the ritual, there is a mixture of elation and exhaustion in the air. This form of soul maintenance is hard work, but it is necessary to keep us available to life. As we close, the participants are moving and swaying to the song we have been singing for hours. Their tears have washed them clean, and their faces are shining. The room is lighter. The participants’ bodies are giddy with joy–a wild alchemy of sorrow and joy, played out once again, as it always has been, in the container of sacred ritual.” – Francis Weller

*Please note: Purchased tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable to another person to use on that date. A past ticket cannot be used for a future ritual.