Before I Die: The Lost Art of Grief

June 15th

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Room: SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES - ONLINE MEETING

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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SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES is only possible by the generosity of our community.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  We do rely on program revenue to meet operational costs.  The Patron Price (when available) helps bridge the gap. Thank you for your support!


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We offer a full refund minus a $15 processing fee for cancellations 7+ days from the program’s date.  Cancellations done within 7 days of the program will receive credit towards a future program to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to the program.