Sitting With Grief: Sunset Meditation at Lakewood
May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss—not just of a loved one, but of Self, of the earth, of expectations. When we grieve, we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses. We have a tendency to hide our grief in this culture, but meditating on grief allows us to feel, process, and acknowledge or suffering.
Sometimes the best way to let go is to grieve.
Throughout this journey together, we will be guided in meditation as we reflect on our grief within this supportive and safe environment. A small altar will be created for all participants to place a memento that represents the person, idea, or anything that is being missed. Guide, Christin Ament, will walk us through the meditative process of holding our grief, honoring it, and offering space to let it go when our hearts are ready.
The grief we carry is part of the grief of the world. Hold it gently. Let it be honored. We do not have to keep it in anymore. Grief can be let go into the heart of compassion.
About your guide
Your guide, Christin Ament, is a palliative care and hospice provider who has led meditations on death around the globe. She has studied with teachers from many wisdom traditions and brings a deeply grounded presence to this powerful practice.
What to bring
- A blanket, mat, or something to lay and sit on
- (optional) Water or a light snack if needed
- (optional) Sunscreen
- (optional) A memento or item that represents or embodies grief. Please note that you will take your item home at the end of the event. We also ask that any pictures or paper be framed or weighted down. Stones will be provided to hold these down if needed. For the safety of your treasured item, we ask that any photos you bring be a photocopy and not the original.
The Lakewood Heritage Foundation
This event is sponsored in part by the Lakewood Heritage Foundation, which supports educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.