Event - Ecological Loss Community Grief Ritual - May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ The Church of Truth - 9:45 am - 1:00pm

The despair that is for the destruction of our other-than-human kin in these times is inescapable. This is a grief that doesn't go away, however it is vital to have ongoing places to release and express this despair if we are to remain open and responsive to meeting the needs of our times.

Ritual within community is one way to provide a transformative container to meet our heartbreak and allow its expression and release; to allow some of the reservoir to flow.  If your heart is cracked open by the devastation of this crisis, I welcome you to gather with others in a community ritual to pay homage to that which has been lost, is disappearing, and that which may feel too difficult to name.

The afternoon will consist of Council practice, writing prompts, small group sharing/witnessing, and a collective grief ceremony around the community altar. The structure of this offering draws from the insights, wisdom and lessons learned from ritual practitioners - Francis Weller and Daniel Foor.

With gratitude and acknowledgement to the unceded ancestral lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt people. 

Cost: $50. 

Sliding scale spots are available, with priority to folks coming from historically/currently marginalized populations (First Nations, BIPOC, queer and trans people, and those living with disabilities).

To register, email: shaunajanz@gmail.com

Spaces are limited.

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