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Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: The Lost Art of Grief

At this month’s gathering, we will contemplate a short video presentation by Francis Weller, noted psychotherapist and author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow.  Weller discusses the communal nature of grief, the expressive virtue of anger, false happiness and the two hands of grief and gratitude..

All war is unmetabolized grief.  – Martin Prechtell

Francis Weller is a psychotherapist, writer and “soul activist.” He is known for synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief; The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation, (with Rashani Réa) and In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western poetic, psychological, and spiritual traditions. 

This program is part of our monthly series hosted by the Before I Die group.  We invite you to participate in an ongoing discussion about death and dying. Each month we will have an opportunity to explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through explorations of specific topics presented by guest speakers.

No prerequisites | Open to all levels of experience | Donations are welcome

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2024-06-23 20:53:34