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Grief and remembrance

CANCELLED – April Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle

April 21, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lakewood Chapel
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The April Tea Ceremony has been cancelled. 

All registered attendees will receive a full refund.

About Lakewood’s Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle Offerings

Life is filled with transitions and losses, and grief often accompanies them. Yet little space is set aside to acknowledge and process this powerful emotion. Join a safe and welcoming group for a silent, meditative Tea Ceremony where grief is welcomed, in one of the most beautiful spaces in our city — the Lakewood Memorial Chapel. 

Tea has been used for thousands of years for deep meditation, rites of passage and sacred transitions. Tea, when used in ceremony, has the power to transform. It invites us to connect with nature, with our community and with the deepest parts of our unknown selves. This meditative Tea Ceremony will be used to facilitate processing of grief, followed by an optional grief circle. Resources will be offered for further grief support and community.  

You are welcome to bring a journal for post ceremony reflection, but it is not required, you will be able to reflect with or without writing. Dress comfortably and come as you are. 

Covid Safety Protocols

Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours of this event are required before entering the building.

Please keep in mind that this is a very intimate, small group ritual with only 10 attendees and there will not be room to distance. Masks are strongly encouraged, but may be removed when sipping tea.

Thank you for your help in keeping all of our event attendees safe and comfortable!

About your guide

Your guide, Christin Ament, provides grief and end-of-life support as a death doula and palliative care and hospice provider. She was trained in Taiwan by Buddhist Monks on Cha-Dao, the art of Tea, and has led tea ceremonies around the globe. 

The Historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel

This event will take place in the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel. Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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