- March 17, 2017
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
We are saddened to learn of Sobonfu Somé's passing. If you have already registered for/purchased tickets to this event, we will contact you to arrange for a full refund.
In the traditional world of the Dagara of Burkina Faso, West Africa, the ritual of grief, conducted almost daily in different parts of the tribe, is the Dagara people's way of releasing tension caused by loss and to restore continuity in their relationships.
Sobonfu Somé teaches transformational workshops based in African spiritual practices throughout the world. In this introductory lecture to the full Grieving and Ritual workshop, Somé describes the importance of periodically feeling and expressing grief in order to purge the soul from hurts and pains.
Sobonfu Somé is a respected lecturer, activist, and author. Her work has helped move African spiritual practices from the realm of anthropology to a place alongside the world's great spiritual traditions. According to Alice Walker, Somé's message "can help us put together so many things that our modern Western world has broken." She is the founder of Wisdom Spring, Inc., an organization dedicated to the preservation and the sharing of indigenous wisdom. Somé often tours the United States and Europe to teach workshops. Her books include The Spirit of Intimacy; Welcoming Spirit Home; and Falling out of Grace.