Bioneers 2024 Conference

Activist Grief Circle

The Grief Space: A Safe Place for Guided Conversation and Ritual

This intimate room will provide Bioneers attendees with a gently curated healing space for connection, contemplation and experiencing the transformative power of communal grieving. All the sessions held here will be facilitated by death midwives /community gatherers/educators Anneke CampbellBirgitta Kastenbaum and Amber Deylon

The room will be open from 2 to 3 pm, before the day’s two sessions begin at 3pm, for those who want to come and sit quietly and/or write messages for the altar, but the room will be closed once each session begins to assure privacy. The communal altar invites you to honor loved ones by bringing offerings including photos and/or responsibly foraged gifts from nature. 

Many of us who are laboring to bring about environmental and social change find ourselves frequently confronting obstacles and setbacks, but the tremendous urgency of our struggles does not allow us the space to experience and honor the losses and grief that accompany our care, passion and commitment. Come find solace in community through guided conversation, sharing, breath and embodied practices, as we touch into the love that is the underlying source of grief, renewing our ability to continue our good work in the world. 

Insight Room, Dharma College


March 28th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Amber Deylon
Grieve and Breathe
Birgitta Kastenbaum
Bridging Transitions
Anneke Campbell
Writer and Community Activist