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Beth is collaborating with other grief tenders in the Boulder area to bring you grief rituals every other month. These have been held in the Lyons, Colorado public library. The next one will take place on May 4, 2024 from 5pm-9pm. Come gather with others to give some focused time, intention and attention to your grief. These have been a combination of singing, chanting, making grief graffiti, creating grief altars and altars to beauty. Please join us to create a new culture of grieving. Reach out if you would like more information. 


Beth is also co-leading Dagara grief rituals with a team of Grief Tenders. These rituals are inspired by the West African tradition as taught by Sobonfu Somé and Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé. Both blessed memories now.

We are currently planning for a 3 day grief ritual sometime in August or September of 2024. This will be held on the land in Paonia, Colorado. 

Beth will be co-holding this with Wendy Kaas, Amber VanCleave and Leah Bee.

More details coming soon, contact Beth to say yes now if you know you want to come.


The Dagara Grief Ritual was taught to both Wendy, Beth and Amber by Elder Malidoma Somé and Sobonfu Somé who are both from the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Sobonfu led many grief rituals to Westerners after she learned that we didn’t know how to be with grief. For the Dagara, grief is simply part of being human.Beth attended these rituals with both Elder Malidoma and Sobonfu and it was one of the things that helped her most to be with the amount of grief she was carrying. She has since led these rituals with Wendy Kaas for many years.

Grief ritual is a sacred place and time to let your feral grief be fully expressed. We will set up a few altars to grief, the Ancestors and to forgiveness and water. Then we will teach you the grief song only used in this ritual. We will then have many rounds of grieving. Some meals will be provided. More details to come.  

Questions? Reach out to Beth, she’s so happy to share about this healing experience. 




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