October 20, Nov10, Dec 8, 7 – 10pm
Facilitated by Thérèse, Tere, V and Sandra
These rituals were inspired by grief rituals done with Joanna Macy. We begin with a grounding meditation, an overview of community grief ritual, then a talking circle where participants share briefly about what losses they are dealing with. We put on music to stretch and move to, calling us to get embodied. From that we provide steady drumming (on our beautiful mother-drum, pictured above) as backdrop to our “wailing ritual” when everyone is invited to express their grief somatically and vocally in whatever way feels helpful. This is the heart of the ritual and lasts about an hour. We end with song, get grounded with root vegetables, have another short talking circle and then bring closure to the evening.
This ritual is offered for a suggested donation of $25, but no required fee. Pay through Venmo (Therese-Charvet), PayPal (email@example.com) or bring cash when you come.
This ritual happens indoors in our private home, the ’round house’ here at Sacred Groves. Space is limited. We require RSVP so we can give instructions about where to park as we live on a one-lane dead-end road. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org