" I want more of this experience of community showing up so fully and beautifully.

This is some of what will change the world." 

Peia Luzzi, Ashland, OR

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2019

This event is an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of grieving through sound and song. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and the modern revival of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Portland, OR

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Power Of Lament

NOV

24

Join Lara Lwin Treadaway for classes on Sacred Grief Work, and for a Community Grief Ritual over the two weekends of this magical gathering. Over 65 classes are offered throughout each of the spring sessions covering many aspects of herbalism and sustainable lifestyles. Enjoy vegetarian meals, learn about plants and healing, dance around the fire, and sing and drum in community and in ceremony under the ancient oaks, Douglas firs, and bay trees of Northern California. This is a place to share skills and gifts, and nourish mind, body and soul.

Classes: Sacred Grief Bundles/Tending the Grief Altar | Community Grief Ritual

May 24 - May 27, 2019 | May 31 - Jun 3, 2019 | Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

WOMEN'S HERBAL SYMPOSIUM

MAY

24

TO JUN 3

This weekend retreat offers an invitation to restore healing and connection within ourselves, between each other, and with the more-than-human world as we navigate these troubled times. Drawing from Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects we will engage group process, council practice, cross-cultural ritual, ancestral crafts, storytelling, poetry, and song to ground in gratitude and beauty, honor our sorrows for the world, invite inspiration and new meaning, and renew our commitment to care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. 

RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND RETREAT

Sat, May 4 - Sun, May 5, 2019 | Loving Earth Sanctuary, Lockwood, CA

REWEAVING THE WORLD

Healing And Renewal In Troubled Times

MAY

4

TO MAY 5

Mass species extinction, melting ice sheets, dying oceans, the destruction of wild habitat, the Earth's ecosystems are unraveling, and the impact on our human and other-than-human relations is devastating. How should we respond? How do we find meaning and beauty, and cultivate resilience in this dark night of the soul of humanity? Drawing from the work of deep ecologist Joanna Macy this event engages group work, ritual, storytelling, and song to explore these questions, and to cultivate creativity, resilience, and purpose in these troubled times.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Portland, OR

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

APR

28

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, from the loss of loved ones, cultural loss, difficult life transitions, chronic illness, ancestral trauma, and from the many overwhelming troubles and sorrows of our deeply hurting and devastated world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, we will explore the journey through grief as a sacred pathway to deep transformation, honoring the sense of love, loss, and longing that gives rise to our grief, and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

A COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Sat, Apr 13, 2019 | 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Morro Bay, CA

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief 

APR

13

This event is an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of grieving through sound and song. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and the modern revival of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Portland, OR

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Power Of Lament

NOV

2

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, from the loss of loved ones, cultural loss, difficult life transitions, chronic illness, ancestral trauma, and from the many overwhelming troubles and sorrows of our deeply hurting and devastated world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, we will explore the journey through grief as a sacred pathway to deep transformation, honoring the sense of love, loss, and longing that gives rise to our grief, and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

A COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Sun, Sep 22, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Portland, OR

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief 

SEP

22

Mass species extinction, melting ice sheets, dying oceans, the destruction of wild habitat, the Earth's ecosystems are unraveling, and the impact on our human and other-than-human relations is devastating. How should we respond? How do we find meaning and beauty, and cultivate resilience in this dark night of the soul of humanity? Drawing from the work of deep ecologist Joanna Macy this event engages group work, ritual, storytelling, and song to explore these questions, and to cultivate creativity, resilience, and purpose in these troubled times.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Sat, Sep 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Corvallis, OR

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

SEP

7

This residential retreat by the ocean offers an invitation to embark on an alchemical journey of reconnecting with our heart’s deep inner wisdom. Through the power of ritual, storytelling, poetry, song, and writing practice we will honor our pain for ourselves and for our world, reconnect with what we most cherish and value, and renew our commitment to care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth from the wisdom and grace of an illuminated heart. This event is being held over the full moon at a beautiful private residence on the Oregon Coast.

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 6:00 PM ~ Sun, 18, 2019, 7:00 PM | Coos Bay, OR

ILLUMINATING THE DARK

Reclaiming Our Hidden Wisdom

AUG

16

TO AUG 18

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, from the loss of loved ones, cultural loss, difficult life transitions, chronic illness, ancestral trauma, and from the many overwhelming troubles and sorrows of our deeply hurting and devastated world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, we will explore the journey through grief as a sacred pathway to deep transformation, honoring the sense of love, loss, and longing that gives rise to our grief, and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

A COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 | 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Sebastopol, CA

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief 

JUL

14

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