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Grief Song Ceremony
April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join Shasta and Brian at their yurt in the woods on beautiful Bowen Island as we co-create a heartfelt space in which to reclaim the process of communal grieving. Using the 5 Gates of Grief model as outlined by Francis Weller in his book “Entering the Healing Ground”, we will explore the nature of grief and the ways it is the same and yet unique for each person. We will listen deeply, respectfully and compassionately to each others’ stories of loss, sharing in the ancient healing practice of singing as affirmation and support. For as long as humans have gathered in circles, we have sung for each other and helped each other grieve when necessary. In our modern industrial world, these simple healing arts have been outsourced, and we are restoring them to their rightful place at the heart of community.
If you haven’t already read it, we recommend this wonderful interview with Francis in which he describes his journeys with his own and his clients’ grief.
We’ll begin at 9:45 with a meet and greet in the house, then move as a group to the yurt for a 10:00 start. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. There is no specific charge for the event, however donations will be gratefully received. You can donate at the event or send an transfer to shastamartinuk at gmail dot com