For Journeys of Grief

A collection of retreats and seminars designed to help and guide throughout the grieving process

Reflection of Monks Crossing a Wooden Bridge

The Many Faces of Grief: a Retreat for Healing From Diverse Losses

The concept of grieving as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique. Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it.

Because this retreat focuses on naming these rites of passage as a viable access to healing, participants will be engaged in prayer, meditation and dialogue throughout the day while also having time for solitude and personal exploration. A variety of exercises and resources will be offered to empower participants on their journey as they reveal their respective story. Attention will be given to some of the tasks inherent to grieving while incorporating creative interventions for moving forward. A journal is a great companion to for this program.

Being Transformed Through Grief & Loss

While the experiences of loss and grief can each leave individuals transfigured, they both include opportunities for authentic transformation. This retreat focuses on naming these rites of passage as a viable means of healing. Participants will be engaged in prayer, meditation and dialogue throughout the day while also having time for personal exploration and solitude. A variety of exercises and resources will be provided to empower participants on their grief journeys as they reveal their unique story. Attention will be given to some of the inherent tasks that are associated with grief while incorporating creative interventions for moving forward on the healing path. A journal is a great companion for this program. 

Creepy Bridge
Pier

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in the Pandemic

The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique.  Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and grieving as we know has changed in innumerable ways.

We are now experiencing profound losses both as individuals and in communities on levels never before encountered. This compels us to recognize our feelings and reflect upon our experiences in order to heal and move forward in empowered ways. And, in solidarity with each other, take steps toward openness to the powerful transformation that these losses and our grief work can lead us to at this time.

Join us for this one day retreat as we gather together for listening, dialogue and other spiritual exercises. Various resources will be offered to uplift participants on their journey as they consider their respective stories. And, attention will be given to some of the sacred tasks inherent to grieving the loss of loved ones and other losses experienced in this era of social distancing. Please have a journal for use during this program.