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Grief and remembrance

Winter Solstice Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle

December 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Historic Memorial Chapel
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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. 

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 Lakewood Memorial Chapel. This historic chapel provides a peaceful and reverent setting for this healing experience.

Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.


Parking is available on any of the roads inside Lakewood’s gates unless otherwise noted with a no parking sign. Handicap parking will be available near the chapel entrance. Lakewood does not have an onsite parking lot – it is street parking only. This means you may have to park a short distance away and walk. We strongly encourage carpooling and taking public transportation.


There is a bus that stops right outside of Lakewood’s gates.


Lakewood’s bike rack is near the main front gates.

Accessibility Notice

Due to the historic nature of this venue, there are limited accessibility accommodations that can be made. Accessibility notices are below:

  • Handicap accessible parking will be available near the entrance of the chapel.
  • A ramp is available leading into the chapel.
  • Seating is on the floor, using padded cushions with back supports. Regular chairs are available upon request.

If you have any questions about accommodations or accessibility needs please contact us at 612-540-5165 or

Tickets at the Door

If an event is not sold out, tickets may be available at the door for $40 per person. At this time we only accept cash or check at the door.


Ticket holders can receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event. If you need to cancel within 24 hours, please email


If Lakewood needs to cancel this event for any reason, all attendees will be alerted via email and this page will be updated. In the event of a cancellation, all attendees will receive a full refund. Please make sure you provide the correct email at registration. We also encourage all attendees to check this page before heading to the event for any updates or cancellations.

Questions? Email the Lakewood events team at

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