Virtual Living Funeral Ceremony with Oceana Sawyer
Participants are guided, in the comfort of their own spaces, using Zoom. The ceremony is an invitation to connect deeply with the mystery and richness of one’s life. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past, evaluate the present and prepare for the future.
Participants will contemplate their personal memorial while imagining parts of their identity falling away. They will complete a writing exercise expressing their last words and wishes, and be gently led through a death meditation using guided imagery. Many past participants have shared that the experience has been life-affirming and even life-altering.
The virtual ceremony is led by End-of-Life Doulas Emily Cross, Oceana Sawyer, and Donna Baker and has been adapted from its in-person counterpart spurred out of necessity during the current pandemic.