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The Gratitude Gathering: Balm for the Soul

The Gratitude Gathering: Balm for the Soul
As part of The Gratitude Gathering, join Oceana Sawyer and Paymaneh Ghaffari in a quiet space of meditation, remembrance, and sharing.

NOTE: "Balm for the Soul" is part of The Gratitude Gathering Retreat, which starts the evening of Nov. 20.

To register for this event: click “RSVP”, and you will be redirected to The Gratitude Gathering Retreat Registration page.

This is a quiet space to commune with your loved one in a guided meditation followed by a bit of gentle movement and journaling. There will also be time for conversation in small and large groups.

Meet your hosts:

Oceana Sawyer is an end-of-life doula specializing in the liminal space of active dying and after death bereavement. She writes and facilitates workshops on the topic of embodied grief, and in particular as it relates to the experience of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. Holding space for death cafes and private virtual living funerals are also among the pleasures of her work. She is also available for remote consultation for end-of-life planning and keeping vigil at the end of life. New programs are currently in development. Stay in touch via her website.

Paymaneh Ghaffari is the current Center Director for the Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos, NM, where she has been an active member for 8 years. She is also an end-of-life doula. Her guided meditation is an offering to those who are dying without their loved ones in these extraordinary times.


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