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The Gratitude Gathering: Say Their Names, Honoring Your Dead

The Gratitude Gathering: Say Their Names, Honoring Your Dead
As part of The Gratitude Gathering, join end-of-life doula Oceana Sawyer in a guided meditation and interactive ritual to honor your departed loved ones.

NOTE: "Say Their Names: Honoring Your Dead" is part of The Gratitude Gathering Retreat, which starts the evening of Nov. 20.

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

This will be an immersive experience using guided meditation to commune with a loved one you will be missing this holiday season. Following a small group debrief, there will be a ritual space of spoken names and group response in the form of song/chant. Come and be informed, uplifted, and held as you commune with your dearest departed person.

Items needed:

  • Candle
  • Physical picture
  • Digital picture
  • Headphones
  • Journal/paper and pen/coloring tools

Meet your host:

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.


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