An invitation to drop into the landscape of our grief as it lives in our queer bodies. An opportunity to be surrounded by fellow queers as we create a space together where we can unburden the parts of ourselves that sorely need ritual and community to heal. White settler culture generally conditions us to grieve alone, and as queers, we tend to be even more susceptible to isolation.
An innate ancestral skill, this ritual invites us to drop into the primal intelligence of our emotional bodies through song, shrine-making and rhythm. Thanks and praise to the Dagara people, specifically Dr. Malidoma Somé (as well as beloved recent ancestor Sobonfu Somé), who have taken action to help correct some of the deep illnesses and imbalances of this country through sharing their wisdom and rituals with us. For more information about Malidoma and how he came to share and teach his traditions here on Turtle Island, please visit malidoma.com and check out his offerings and books.
Join us for a day among the ponderosa pines in the foothills of Boulder for Queer Nature’s version of the Dagara grief ritual, as taught to queer leader, Wendy Kaas, by Dagara mentor and elder, Dr. Malidoma Some.
Due to the nature of this ritual, one must commit to the entire time to co-create this container. Please, make sure you are able to promptly arrive on time and be able to stay until the end so that we build a strong container together.
Location will be disclosed upon registration. Click here to register!