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Weavin' & Grievin': Women's Weekend Grief Lodge
Fred Lewis Cabin
Port Townsend, WA
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Weavin' & Grievin': Women's Weekend Grief Lodge
The Grief and Gratitude Lodge is a place to cultivate a deepening of our capacity to grieve, and thus, to live more fully and gratefully. Our larger cultural climate of mandatory cheerfulness and open contempt for expressions of powerful emotions such as sorrow, despair, and rage ultimately deadens our ability to feel, and erodes our connections with community. Practicing the skill of grieving in the presence of our neighbors, friends and allies allows us to rekindle relationship with our fellow humans, our ancestors, and with the greater Earthly body.

After many years of holding these Lodges, many have requested a women-only space for Griefwork. So, for this special Weekend Lodge, we will welcome the women of our community into ritual space together.  We will be joined by Quinalt Elder Harvest Moon, who will combine her skills as master basket-maker and storyteller to help us braid together deepest grief with deepest gratitude. We will do this in the ways that women have always done--by weaving stories with our hands, our voices, and our bodies. Harvest Moon will share regional tribal stories and guide us in the weaving of sacred bundles to offer to our grief shrine.  Nala Walla and a team of local grief-tenders will offer somatic practices to connect with the ancestral wisdom in our lineages.

The Grief and Gratitude Lodge has the privilege of being held in the arms of an island forest in the Salish Sea, the traditional territory of Chimacum and S'Klallam native people.

Saturday Feb 8th, 10am-8pm
Sunday Feb 9th, 10am-5pm

General Admission: $250-$350
Locals Admission: $175-$275 (You are considered "local" if you live in the greater Port Townsend area and will be sleeping in your own bed for this event)
BIPOC Admission: $50-$350 ($50 minimum to hold your spot: can be refunded if desired at the event.)


General admission to this event is priced to make it accessible and affordable, please pay at the highest level that you can afford to do your part in making this event accessible to low-income people and people of color.  Scroll down to view our BIPOC policy.  Really:  recognizing privilege and sharing resources more equitably is an important skill if we are dedicated to village-building, healing and justice.


In the spirit of micro-reparations for slavery, racism, and the displacement of indigenous people, we offer admission to this Lodge by donation for black, indigenous and other people of color.  BIPOC can choose any amount they are willing and able to offer to the Lodge, as we don't presume any particular class status or financial situation.

As facilitators of European descent, we recognize our privilege in having the resources to offer a platform for sharing grief work--a privilege and position ultimately gained at the expense of black and indigenous people, past and present. We recognize that we continue to benefit from the legacies of slavery, racism, genocide, and displacement, and acknowledge the pain that still exists from that legacy.  We recognize that this Lodge has the honor of being held on the traditional territory of the Chimacum and S'Klallam native peoples.

We believe in the enormous power of Grief Work to aid in the ongoing process of healing ourselves, our communities, and beyond. We want the work to be accessible to all, especially those who have been disadvantaged to benefit the privileged.  There is BIPOC admission available on our ticketing platform if you would like to register under these terms.  If you are a white-passing person, it may be relevant for you to read this link before choosing this option. https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/08/light-skinned-poc-spaces/

We realize that this policy is merely a gesture towards reparations, and are open to feedback about how this policy can change and evolve over time.  We are listening, and are committed to learning.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.BWellNow.org/events/grief-lodge


Fred Lewis Cabin (View)
3075 Discovery Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States


Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Other > Health & Wellness
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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