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Greif Medicine: An Online Gathering for BIPOC with Satya de la Paz and Amy Hyun Swart

August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Come join us as we ritualize our grief in a circle of compassion to acknowledge, listen to, and tend to the broken heart. Grief and its accompanying emotions like rage and confusion can be overwhelming to process alone. Whether your grief is from surviving the loss of a loved one, a breakup, a life transition, or bearing witness to the calamities of our planet including the multiple pandemics from police violence to COVID-19 over the past year, this gathering is for you. Whatever leads your heart to a place of being broken is enough.

Some of the oldest artifacts known to humankind are from grief rituals, yet in modern times this sacred and necessary space is hard to come by due to our collective discomfort around grief. In this multidimensional experience we will use the power of guided meditation, creative practices, yoga, and group sharing to metabolize our losses and transmute them into a gift for our own hearts and the collective heart of our planet.

Please bring a candle, journal, body oil or lotion, yoga mat, and an object of significance that represents the grief you are holding (if possible).

Cost: The teachings are regarded as priceless, so they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing voluntary donations

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or their website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.