Sitting with Grief: Virtual Meditation

April 23, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event!

Hosted by Lakewood virtually through Zoom.

About this event

During this time of uncertainty, grief is an emotion that many of us share and feel. It is important to welcome in and face head-on the feelings of grief. The grief we feel when we lose someone or something of great significance to us may be overwhelming and invite us to search for meaning, mechanisms of healing, or distractions. But no matter how hard we try; we cannot make it better. That is okay.

In this 2 hour online retreat we will offer meditative practices and a ritual that can help us to find some space in our suffering. This approach based on mindfulness and self-compassion will offer ourselves to breath, allow ourselves to name and face our grief, and sit with our grief as we reflect on the current situations surrounding us. This retreat will be instructor led and interactive if the user chooses to do so.

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.

This event is part of the Lakewood Experience Series, a series of events and activities that are intended to encourage and support personal reflection and creative expression.

Virtual Experience

This event will take place over Zoom. An email will be sent to all participants prior to the online retreat which will include the materials needed for the experience, as well as the Zoom Link, and rules for entering the retreat. If you do not have video capabilities, a phone number and instructions will be provided for you to call to attend the retreat with audio only.

Questions? Contact Lakewood Events at (612)540-5165‬ or send an email to

Lakewood Heritage Foundation

This event is free however we invite you to make a donation to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation. Donations to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation support educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.

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