Event Details

Residential Grief Ritual near Washington, DC

Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2013
Charles Town, WV

This weekend Sobonfu shares one of the most important rituals of her people –The Dagara of West Africa. The Grief Ritual is a soul-cleansing rite that can clear away lingering clouds and festering wounds from abandonment, divorce, death and the loss of dreams. This ritual can help release grief, lighten your soul, let your true spirit be heard and help you become more balanced.

Dagara rituals are about healing, acknowledgment of people and their gifts, and making spirit tangible by preparing mind, body and soul to receive the spirituality that is around us. With regular use of ritual, we find our way back to wholeness, peace and acceptance of self and others.

Sobonfu Somé brings a message of profound significance and practical application to our lives. Sobonfu was educated in ritual from birth. She teaches and leads rituals throughout North America, Asia and Europe and has published three books: Spirit of Intimacy, Welcoming Spirit Home and Falling Out of Grace. She is involved in ongoing projects in the Dagara Villages of West Africa.


Starts: Friday March 8, 2013 at 7pm
Ends: Sunday March 10, 2013 at approximately 2pm
City: near Washington DC
$399 if received before Feb. 15, 2013, $450 after Feb. 15 this is a residential retreat and all meals are included starting on Saturday morning
Claymont Retreat Center
667 Huyette Road,
Charles Town WV 25414


To register, call Susan Hough at 703-505-5152 or email shoughlinks@me.com.