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Dearly Departed: Death-tellers and Community Altar

In Autumn, it is said that "the veil is thin", meaning that we here on earth are closer to those we have lost as ancestors, friends and family. It is no coincidence that All Saints and All Souls Day as well as El dia de los Muertos occur in the Fall, at the beginning of November.

In honor of this precious time, we are hosting a Community Altar at the Hive in Bend, OR. Community members may come to the Hive during open hours and leave a photograph, memento, LED candle or sweet to commemorate Dearly Departed loved ones.

In addition to the Altar, we are hosting a "Death Tellers" event. As we believe that death is as natural as birth, we are modeling this event after birth-telling events which highlight the many ways women give birth in the world. 

Death tellers will highlight the varied experiences we all have with death: whether it is a near-death experience, a precious moment or time at the bedside of a dying person or conversations with someone who is departed. Join us and share your story in an open and safe environment. We will have time at the end for discussion and questions.

To participate as a story-teller, please submit a short description of what you'd like to share to We will select a variety of stories and confirm by October 17th.

Entry is by donation; please pay at the door what feels honorable in your heart.

This event is co-hosted by Peaceful Presence End of Life Doulas, Hand in Hand End of Life Doula Services and The Hive.


Later Event: March 1
The Yoga of Death and Dying