Loss and Grief as Initiation

Instructor: Roy Remer

Dates and Times:
May 23, 2020 (1:00-2:30pm PT/San Francisco)

Zen Caregiving Project is running this free, live, online session as part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love, a Worldwide Virtual Festival on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, during COVID-19.

This time of pandemic has demanded a lot, and each of us is suffering in ways we never have before. While some have only yet experienced disruptions to normal life, others have experienced unimaginable loss. Loss and the natural grief that accompanies it, can be one of life’s primary transformational experiences. Whether we want to change or not, loss and grief change us. 

In this interactive session, loss and grief will be framed as an initiatory process. While honoring the pain and poignancy of loss, we will consider the lessons that emerge out of our unique experience and how these lessons may be of benefit to others in our community. The session will include, short meditations, opportunities for inner reflection, guided exercises, and small group discussions. 

Throughout human history, intense suffering has been the threshold that leads us from one stage of life to another. Suffering has been the chrysalis of growth. This territory of change and growth is what we will explore and reimagine together.

Who is the course for?   
The course is open to everyone. The registration button will take you to the ReImagine page where you can enroll.

Saturday, May 23 at 1:00 pm – 2.30pm (Pacific Time/SF)

The session will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in information will be sent to participants by email once registered.

To install the Zoom web conferencing application and join a test meeting to ensure your system is properly set up, go to


  • Live presentation
  • Q&A 

Zen Caregiving Project is glad to offer these live sessions for free to everyone. If you are able to help support us with a donation, please click on the “Give” button below. 

Share :