6th Annual Death Faire! October 30th

Death Faire is a modern-day ritual for our community. We hold space for people to revisit their grief with intention as we navigate the busy nature of our culture. We […]

ELDERHOOD with Stephen Jenkinson at Sparkroot Farm

A SPARKROOT FARM EVENT • Nov 3: 7-9:30 pm & Nov 4, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm:

Imagine a future that replaces retirement with esteemed elderhood, where young people receive real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. Grandparents who are grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones, whose grandness comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, from becoming more elder, less senior citizen. Come contemplate something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary grief and compassion.

DEATH ACROSS CULTURES – Death and Cupcakes – Winter 2017

An open discussion about Death, Dying, and Grief
Jan 15, 2017, 1 PM – 3:30 PM:

This gathering’s topic is “DEATH ACROSS CULTURES.” We will gather to listen to the village rites of four different cultural groups very different from dominant Western society. Each guest speaker will present for ten minutes, followed by a group discussion. We’ll listen and learn in community. Let’s keep this conversation alive. And yes – cupcakes will be served.

Death Faire

A Celebration of Life
with Art, Live Music, Dance and Much More•
Nov 5, 12 PM – Midnight:

Join us for a rich day of celebration and remembrance on November 5th from noon to midnight. A day to experience and a day to get in touch with our souls. Open Poetry and Story Telling, Kid’s Activities, Dia De Los Muertos Altar, Fire Show, New Orleans Style Funeral Procession, Face Painting, Costume Contest, Design Your Own Coffin, Dancing, “Ded” Talks…

Death Cafe – ‘cafe mortel’

A Conversation Space
with Community •
Sunday, JAN 10, 1:30 – 3:30 PM:

At a Death Cafe people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death with an objective ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to help people make the most of their (finite) lives’. It’s a group directed discussion with no agenda, objectives or themes. A discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session…

DIE WISE: Making Meaning at the End of Days with Stephen Jenkinson

A Daylong Workshop
with Stephen Jenkinson •
Saturday, Dec 12, 9 AM – 4 PM:

Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. This teaching is for people who wish to live deeply and to die well. It teaches the dying time as a place to learn our humanity and the noble, courageous skills of village-making for those we will not live to meet. Chief among these are the willingness to remember sorrow, to start with cultural poverty, to grieve together, and to gather the dead into your village….

Griefwalker Film Screening, Q&A with Stephen Jenkinson

A Film Screening & Discussion
with Stephen Jenkinson •
Friday, Dec 11, 7 PM – 9:30 PM:

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITING LIST Griefwalker weaves an illuminating picture of a remarkable man and leaves us with a deeper understanding of how our deaths could be held as a ‘prized possession;’ as the foundation of our love of life and the means by which we create true community, culture and meaning…

Pecha Kucha – Winter 2015

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
DEC 8, 6 – 8:30 PM:

Pecha Kucha brings people together to present and discuss ideas. Presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. This winter event coincides with our Stephen Jenkinson Griefwalker Screening and Die Wise Workshop, therefore many of our presenters will be speaking on the topic of spirituality, healing, dying, transformation and metamorphosis in both our individual lives and broader cultural and societal contexts….