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A Bottle Full of Tears ~ A 4-Week Retreat on Moving Through Grief (Online)

Featured Programs

Wednesday 09/08/2021 - Wednesday 09/29/2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

NOTE: this program has begun and registration is now closed.

Join a contemplative community of like-hearted seekers for A Bottle Full of Tears ~ A 4-Week Retreat on Moving Through Grief as we explore and process the stages of grief in an active and interactive experience.

You, God, have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?
~ Psalm 56:8

Who among us is not feeling loss right now? So much has been taken from so many - our parents, our incomes, our freedom of movement, our long-planned-for celebrations, our friends, our family members, our work, our health, our hopes.

This year has called us to be attentive to loss and to the truth of impermanence. The human experience of loss is inevitable. Through practice, insight, and stopping to look deeply we may be worked by loss, learn from it, and love through it. Grief is a natural reaction, an individual reaction. There is no timetable for grief. Grief is love that has nowhere to go.


  • September 8
    Honoring Grief
  • September 15
    Entering Grief
  • September 22
    Traveling Through Grief
  • September 29
    Transforming Grief


  • $100 - If you are a practicing spiritual director, please use discount code DIRECTOR when checking out.

Retreat Facilitator

Debbie Eisenbise

Spiritual Director and End-of-Life Doula

Debbie Eisenbise is a spiritual director and end-of-life doula. She teaches courses related to aging, illness, and end-of-life at Western Michigan University. Ordained for 30 years in the Church of the Brethren, she has accompanied many families, individuals, and communities through grief. She writes poetry, likes to cook, hang out with her husband and her cat, take walks, swim, kayak. and canoe.



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