Grief Rituals

This is a place to honor and give expression to personal and collective grief - tears, rage, mourning, sadness, numbness, pain - it is all welcome.


Grief is a given in this life, and there are many gateways to grief - death, loss, change, divorce, betrayal, unrealized dreams, places in ourselves that have not known love, what we expected and did not receive, ancestral grief, trauma, the sorrows of the world and the reality that everything we love, we will lose.

In modern culture, many of us have forgotten how to grieve. Grief is a natural part of the human experience, and meant to be experienced with others, communally not in isolation; it is intimately connected to our love and gratitude and can deepen us if we allow it. To learn to metabolize grief into a gift of beauty to the other world is a skill and a practice we can cultivate and tend. It softens our hearts and opens us to our humanity with more capacity to respond to the world around us with compassion and wisdom. 


All day events are from 9:30am - 5:30pm. 

Details of what to bring will be sent upon registration. 


“Coming home to grief is sacred work. a powerful practice that confirms what the indigenous soul knows and what spiritual traditions teach: we are connected to one another. Our fates are bound together in a mysterious but recognizable way. Grief registers the many ways this kinship is assaulted daily. Grief becomes a core element in any peace making practice, as it is a central means whereby our compassion is quickened, our mutual suffering is acknowledged.”
— Francis Weller

Upcoming dates: 

March 24 - open to all 

June 2 - women identified folks only


To register for or inquire about any event, please email



“Something needs to be broken in order for a new state of grace to be born. It is the natural cycle of our spirit. In this way we are born and die many times in life before we eventually return to the land of the ancestors. If we are going to achieve our purpose in life, we must be willing to fall out of grace and accept its lessons. When we feel righteous about ourselves, or deny our brokenness, we are fighting agains the higher states of grace that await us.”
— Sobonfu Some