Revisioning the Moments for End-of-Life Ceremony and Ritual

Revisioning the Moments for End-of-Life Ceremony and Ritual

Dates: Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend In-Person or Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00


"Those who are worn out and crushed by this mourning, let your hearts consider this: This is the path that has existed from the time of creation and will exist forever. Many have drunk from it and many will yet drink. As was the first meal, so shall be the last. May the master of comfort comfort you. Blessed are those who comfort the mourners." – Jewish blessing

As American families have become more religiously/spiritually mixed and diverse, a call for new language and ceremony has emerged around the end-of-life period. How can we better acknowledge change and loss, honor the dead, and pull ourselves together at times when sadness seems all there is? Are there perhaps more milestones to mark than those usually provided for by a funeral or memorial service that can promote healing touchstones as we acknowledge our grief?

class="margin-top-20">Join funeral director and celebrant Amy Cunningham, co-creator of, in an optimistic tour of new occasions for ceremony in the journey of the dying process; death, committal, disposition, first anniversary and beyond. This workshop will inspire those who are anticipating the loss of a loved one, those who have recently lost a loved one, and ministers who support them find ways to add meaning to processing our grief.


Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham is a NY-State licensed funeral director and celebrant who collaborates with families to help them create distinctive funerals and memorial services. She specializes in green burials in cemeteries certified by the Green Burial Council, simple burials within the NYC-Metropolitan area, home funerals and cremation services at Green-Wood Cemetery's
gorgeous crematory chapels. She writes a blog called and founded Fitting Tribute Funeral Services.


If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.

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