Tending Our Grief: How Community Ritual, Mindfulness and Nature Connection help us soften around our pain.
Grief is a given in this life, meant to be experienced with others, communally not in isolation. Throughout time, people have come together ritually and regularly to honor and metabolize grief, as a way to stay current and connected, as grief is intimately related to our love and gratitude and can deepen us if we allow it. There are many gateways to grief – death, loss, change, divorce, betrayal, unrealized dreams, places in ourselves that have not known love, what we expected and did not receive, ancestral grief, trauma, the sorrows of the world and the reality that everything we love, we will lose.
In this 3-hour on-line retreat we will tend our personal and collective grief through movement, writing, sharing stories of loss, and community ritual, and find our way together into the gratitude and joy that often accompanies honoring our sorrow and being with what is, in the healing presence of each other and the sacred. It softens our hearts and opens us to our humanity with more capacity to respond to the world around us with compassion and wisdom. The world needs us to respond to the crises and calls of the times with our full and open hearts.
Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. She is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. Her book ” Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion “, with a foreword by Jack Kornfield published by Shambala Publications. Website: www.radhuleweiningerphd.com
Alexis Slutzky, MFT is a mentor, educator, guide and facilitator whose work supports cultural restoration through listening and mindfulness practices, nature connection, grief tending, dream work and community ritual. Alexis holds a Master’s Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology, is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University and offers programs, retreats and one-on-one mentoring. She is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. Website: www.WildBelonging.com
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