Cancelled - Sitting with Grief: Meditation at Lakewood

Thank you for those of you who attended this event on Thursday, August 20th! Refunds will be issued for the August 27th date.

About this event

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 momento 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.

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.

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

  • A mask or face covering

  • (optional) Water or a light snack if needed

  • (optional) Sunscreen

  • (optional) A momento 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.


This event will take place on beautiful Tower Hill at Lakewood. Located just southeast of the greenhouse this wide-open outdoor space allows for ample social distancing with a mix of sun and shade.

Wayfinding signs will be posted from the 36th and Hennepin entrance day of the event. Click here to be redirected to Google Maps for GPS directions.

Accessibility Notes:

  • There are no nearby restrooms and all buildings will be closed.

  • The event is at the top of a small hill. If you need help getting up there, please let us know when you arrive.

If anyone in your party is sick or experiencing Covid symptoms and you need to cancel your reservation, please email or call 612-540-5165 and we will refund your order.

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

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Precautions

We are offering the following safety precautions, in accordance with Minnesota State and CDC regulations, to ensure all those participating are safe:

  • Requiring that all guests space 6ft apart (unless you are participating with your current household)

  • Providing hand sanitizer, face masks, and sanitizing wipes at check-in tent

  • Though this event does not require you to wear a mask or face covering because it is entirely outdoors and attendance will be kept small, we encourage safety and promote wearing a mask if you are talking or interacting with other participants - please be respectful and wear your mask if it is requested by another participant

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