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Workshop: Living Funeral Ceremony

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Thursday September 26 * 630pm * $50 * REGISTER

A living funeral ceremony is an intense exercise in confronting mortality. While some of the focus is of course on death, the ceremony is ultimately about the life the participants are returning to after it is over. It is intended to spur serious reflection on priorities and bring whatever is truly important to the participant into clear view.

The ceremony is a 2 to 3-hour long experience (dependent on number of participants) which focuses on turning towards one's own mortality. Participants are faced with their own memorial, are told to write their last words, and then are lead through a death visualization. It is a truly transformative journey, bringing a new outlook on life as a whole.

The Living Funeral workshop is conducted by Emily Cross.

“I felt like afterward there was a lot of love in the air. Everyone felt really warm feelings, which is something I hadn’t expected.”

“This was the first time I’ve done anything like this. I had no idea what to expect...so everything I was writing and voicing was very immediate. I felt like it was easy to just talk about what was on my mind because there was nothing else to lose. It was comfortable.”

“...Their words became my words in the way that their thoughts were sort of my thoughts. There was a blurred distinction between what I was experiencing and what they were experiencing. Ultimately, it lead to this kind of...universality...”

To inquire about sliding scale options please email emilycrosses@gmail.com .