Tue, Oct 04|
Processing Grief - A Sound Meditation
Join us in the Byzantine style mosaic chapel at Lakewood Cemetery, the perfect place to hold this meaningful meditative ceremony.
Time & Location
Oct 04, 2022, 6:00 PM – Oct 05, 2022, 7:30 PM
Minneapolis, 3600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
About the Event
Grief can be one of the most potent and clarifying emotions we can experience. It has the ability to cut through all the noise and distraction and bring us right into the central core of our humanity. 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. In this culture, there is a tendency to hide our grief, but meditating on grief allows us to feel, process, and acknowledge our suffering.
Sound and vibration can be a powerful access point for engaging with the emotions and feelings associated with grief. It allows us to process and understand ideas and feelings that are often hidden beyond our logical minds.
In this session, we will facilitate a meditative experience that can connect you with the emotions that may be just under the surface. We’ll explain how to engage in a practice of active listening and start working with these emotions as a tool for remaining clear and present.
We will begin by walking through some breathwork designed to release tension, then from a relaxed and open state we will use a variety of overtone producing instruments as a backdrop for a contemplative journey to the heart of your human experience.
The rich sounds of the instruments will bring you into the present moment. Give yourself permission to connect with the sounds and vibrations of the instruments through a process of judicious listening and receptivity. Lean into your grief, joy, vulnerability, compassion and strength.
What to Bring
- (optional) A blanket, pillow, or mat – please note all seating is in pews, but many guests like to lay down in the pews, or find them more comfortable with a blanket or pillow
- (optional) Water bottle – no other food or beverage is allowed in the chapel
About your guides
Thomasina and Bob Fisk are mind body facilitators with backgrounds in personal development, meditation, yoga, breathwork, music and mental wellness. They have been called to the power of sound through firsthand experience and training, both with the instruments and philosophies of this ancient and evolving wellness modality. We look forward to practicing with you!
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.