" 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

EVENTS CALENDAR

18

APR

COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS

Voices For The Voiceless

WORKSHOP & GRIEF RITUAL

In the words of the founder of The Work That Reconnects, Joanna Macy, "The Council of All Beings is a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form. It aims to heighten awareness of our interdependence in the living body of Earth, and to strengthen our commitment to defend it. The ritual serves to help us acknowledge and give voice to the suffering of our world. It also serves, in equal measure, to help us experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life."

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, Apr 18, 2020

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

28

MAR

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. 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 a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform 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.

ASHLAND, OR

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

1

DEC

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. 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 a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform 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.

ASHLAND, OR

Sun, Dec 1, 2019

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

24

NOV

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. 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 a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform 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.

PORTLAND, OR

Sun, Nov 24, 2019

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2

NOV

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. 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 a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform 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.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, Nov 2, 2019

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

6

OCT

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

PORTLAND, OR

Sat, Oct 6, 2018

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

28

SEP

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

PORTLAND, OR

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

7

SEP

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, Sep 7, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

16

AUG

TO AUG 18

ILLUMINATING THE HEART

Reclaiming our Inner Wisdom

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

This residential retreat offers an invitation to embark on a sacred journey of learning the art and practice of emotional alchemy. Through earth-honoring ritual, storytelling, poetry, song, writing practice, and time in nature, we will engage transformative practices to reconnect with our heart’s deep inner wisdom, restore our innate capacity for boundless compassion, deep insight, and true resilience, and renew our commitment to caring for ourselves and for each other with the grace and strength of an empowered and illuminated heart.

TIDEWATER, OR

Fri, Aug 16 ~ Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Fri 6:00 PM - Sun 7:00 PM

9

AUG

TO AUG 12

BELOVED FESTIVAL

Sacred Art, Music & Movement

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Come honor and share your sorrows at the Beloved grief ritual held by a team of experienced grief tenders and led by Talicia Brown-Crowell. This transformative ceremony draws from the traditional grief rituals held by the late Sobonfu Somé, as practiced by the Dagara tribe in her home village of Burkina Faso in West Africa. By metabolizing and releasing our grief through drumming, singing, and open space for grieving we will transform together what has been sitting heavy on our hearts into shared feelings of lightness and renewal.

TIDEWATER, OR

Fri, Aug 9 - Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Thursday PM

24

MAY

TO JUN 3

WOMEN'S HERBAL SYMPOSIUM

Northern California Gathering

GRIEF CLASSES | GRIEF RITUALS

Lara Lwin Treadaway will be offering daily classes in Sacred Grief Work and leading the Grief Ritual team over both weekends of this magical gathering. Over 65 classes are offered throughout the Symposium 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.

LAYTONVILLE, CA

Fri, May 24 - Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Various Times

4

MAY

TO MAY 5

REWEAVING THE WORLD

Healing & Renewal in Troubled Times

RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND RETREAT

Drawing from the spiral of The Work That Reconnects, this weekend retreat offers an opportunity to restore connection and deepen belonging within ourselves, between each other, and with the more-than-human world. Through council practice, earth-honoring ritual, ancestral skills, storytelling, poetry, and song we will create a foundation of gratitude and beauty from which to honor our sorrows for the world, invite new ways of seeing these troubled times, and renew our commitment to care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth.

LOCKWOOD, CA

Sat, May 4 - Sun, May 5, 2019

Sat 10:00 AM - Sun 5:00 PM

28

APR

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

MORRO BAY, CA

Sun, Apr 28, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

13

APR

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

MORRO BAY, CA

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

APR

TO MAY

SACRED RESILIENCE

Waking up in the Anthropocene

CLIMATE GRIEF CIRCLE

This online circle offers a space for cultivating connection and resilience in a world marked by ecological devastation, and the existential threats of catastrophic climate change and societal collapse. Drawing from the spiral framework of The Work That Reconnects, we will engage simple practices to root our hearts in gratitude, honor our pain for the world, and renew our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. Awakening our hearts in these troubled times can help us to bring forth our unique gifts in service to the whole.

ONLINE GATHERING

April - May 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT

2

APR

TO MAY 28

THE ALCHEMY OF GRIEF

Finding the Hidden Spring

GRIEF SUPPORT CIRCLE

This online circle provides a safely held space for sharing our stories of grief and loss and opening to the sense of healing and renewal that comes from being heard and held in loving community. Each week we will engage simple rituals to invoke the sacred and draw inspiration and courage from myth, and poetry. This gathering invites participants into a shared experience of presence, care, and belonging as we come together to explore the alchemical nature of grief and offer our hearts up to the mystery of transformation.

ONLINE GATHERING

April - May 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT

16

MAR

DEEP ROOTS | OPEN HEARTS

Building Resilience in Community

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This workshop is aimed at cultivating courage and connectedness in a time of deep societal dysfunction and ecological collapse. Drawing from a body of work known as The Work That Reconnects, we will explore powerful transformative practices to root our hearts in gratitude, honor and transmute our pain for the world, envision new ways to engage with these times, and discover how we can bring our unique gifts forward in service to the healing of our world. Come together to unite in our shared commitment to care for humanity and the Earth.

MORRO BAY, CA

Sat, Mar 16, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

15

DEC

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

MORRO BAY, CA

Sat, Dec 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

6

OCT

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

PORTLAND, OR

Sat, Oct 6, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

24

AUG

TO AUG 26

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

GRIEF RITUAL RETREAT

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this residential retreat offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

COOS BAY, OR

Fri, Aug 24 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Fri, 6:00 PM - Sun, 6:00 PM

AUG 10

TO AUG 13

BELOVED FESTIVAL

Sacred Art, Music & Movement

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Come honor and share your sorrows at the Beloved grief ritual held by a team of experienced grief tenders and led by Talicia Brown-Crowell. This transformative ceremony draws from the traditional grief rituals held by the late Sobonfu Somé, as practiced by the Dagara tribe in her home village of Burkina Faso in West Africa. By metabolizing and releasing our grief through drumming, singing, and open space for grieving we will transform together what has been sitting heavy on our hearts into shared feelings of lightness and renewal.

TIDEWATER, OR

Fri, Aug 10 - Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Thursday PM

22

JUL

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

EUGENE, OR

Sun, Jul 22, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

1

MAR

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

MEDFORD, OR

Wed, Mar 1, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10

FEB

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

PORTLAND, OR

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

16

DEC

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, Dec 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

11

NOV

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

16

SEP

THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

Engaging our Love for the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Drawing on ideas drawn from Buddhist philosophy, systems theory, and deep ecology, Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects creates a supportive framework for cultivating gratitude, metabolizing grief, restoring imagination, and renewing our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises this work can inspire us into constructive, collaborative action by bringing a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, and freeing us from feelings of fear, despair, and overwhelm.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sun, Sep 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

22

JUL

COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS

Tending to the Heart of the World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

The Council of all Beings is an experiential ritual process that heightens our awareness of the web of life and restores our sense of kinship and belonging with other living beings. Through the creation of a simple structure for spontaneous expression, this ritual enables us to tend to the heart of the world as we connect with, acknowledge, and give voice to the suffering in our world. As we experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life we strengthen our capacity to care for and defend what we love.

PORTLAND, OR

Sat, Jul 22, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

16

JUN

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

MEDFORD, OR

Sat, Jun 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

20

MAY

THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

Engaging our Love for the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Drawing on ideas from Buddhist philosophy, systems theory, and deep ecology, The Work That Reconnects creates a supportive framework for cultivating gratitude, metabolizing grief, restoring imagination, and renewing our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises this work can inspire us into constructive, collaborative action by bringing a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, and freeing us from crippling feelings of fear, despair, and overwhelm.

CORVALLIS, OR

Sat, May 20, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

11

MAR

FINDING COMMON GROUND

Sharing our Care for the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This workshop offers a space for people of faith and environmental activists to overcome their differences and search together for common ground. Working with the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication and other group processes we will explore ways to connect with each other around our shared concerns for the environmental threats that face our world. By hearing each others’ hearts and finding places of mutual understanding we will work together to weave a strong network of community resilience and support.

MEDFORD, OR

Sat, Mar 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4

FEB

THE ALCHEMY OF GRIEF

Healing our Hearts Together

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This daylong gathering offers an opportunity to come together in community and cultivate courage, wisdom, and resilience for these troubled times. Through experiential group process, poetry and writing practice, earth-honoring ritual, sacred song and vocalization practices, we will tend to the love and longing that lies at the root of our shared experiences of sorrow, outrage, fear, and overwhelm, and engage the transformative power of grief by alchemizing its bitter medicine into new sources of strength, gratitude and joy.

MEDFORD, OR

Sun, Feb 4, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

21

DEC

LIGHT AND DARKNESS

The Dance of Grief & Gratitude

WINTER SOLSTICE GATHERING

An evening benefit to celebrate and support Grandma Agnes Baker Pilgrim, named “A Living Treasure” by her tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and the oldest of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This evening of music, community, and prayer is a unique opportunity to celebrate and support one of Oregon’s most cherished elders and outspoken protectors of the water who continues to bring a light to the world in these dark and difficult times. Offered on donation with all proceeds going to Grandma Aggie.

ASHLAND, OR

Wed, Dec 21, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4

DEC

SUNRISE CEREMONY

Standing with Standing Rock

COMMUNITY CEREMONY

This Sunrise Ceremony is offered in response to a call from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, for people of all faiths to come together in an Interfaith Day of Prayer in support of the movement at Standing Rock. Local Native Speaker Dan Wahpepah will lead the Ceremony. Other local faith representatives are; Rabbi David Zaslow, Rev. Norma Nakai Burton, Rev. Meredith Ayer Pech, Mary Foster and Abdiaziz Guled. Peia Luzzi will be singing. Donations to support Standing Rock are welcomed.

ASHLAND, OR

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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