Passage into Elderhood

Becoming a Wisdom Keeper

Facilitated by Therese Charvet and Tere Carranza

In the last decades of your life….do you want to feel…..

  • That your life continues to be meaningful, that you are making a positive contribution to your family, your community, the world?
  • That you have cleaned up your baggage so as to leave a positive legacy for your lineage?
  • That your personal spiritual path is deepened and enlivened?
  • Connected, vibrant, and alive even as you prepare for death?


In this Journey, we will explore…..

How to face the changes of aging with resilience, grace and equanimity

How our personal spirituality can support us as we head into the Mystery

How to become a positive role model for the generations  to come

Our fears about aging with our fellow travelers


The program includes 8 sessions over 10 months, always on a Saturday. Attendance at Session #1 or Session #2 is a requirement for participating in later sessions. All sessions are a full day.

Session 1: March 18:  Preparing for the Journey: Charting our Course

Session 2:  April 8,  The Life Review Process

Session 3: May 13,  Deepening our Skills as Sacred Witness

Session 4:  July 15, Regrets, Fears and the Shadow side of Aging

Session 5:  August 12,  Making Friends with Solitude,  Silence and Stillness

Session 6:  October 14,   Grief and Loss

Session 7:  November 11, Preparing for Death and Dying Well

Session 8:  December 16,  The Journey as a Wisdom Keeper begins!

More detailed descriptions of these sessions are available by clicking here.

Throughout the program, we will experience a variety of modalities including

  • Ceremony and ritual
  • Journeying and visualization
  • Drumming and singing
  • Time in silence and prayer

Fees:  $400 if paid in advance; $70/session if paid each gathering.

To Register:  Please make a $100 deposit or pay the full amount ($400) using this PayPal link (you can use your credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account)

I Am Not Old
I am not old…she said
I am rare.
I am the standing ovation
At the end of the play.
I am the retrospective
Of my life as art
I am the hours
Connected like dots
Into good sense
I am the fullness
Of existing.
You think I am waiting to die…
But I am waiting to be found
I am a treasure.
I am a map.
And these wrinkles are
Imprints of my journey
Ask me anything.
– Samantha Reynolds,