The Guild for Spiritual Guidance invites you to an evening of “Holding Grief” in community and in solidarity with those who are experiencing all of the unspeakable horrors of war. You are invited to gather for a time of silence on Wednesday evenings, December 6, 2023 and January 3, 2024 from 7:30 – 8:00 pm.

Holding grief together in silence is a way to share compassion and healing for a hurting world. Please join the zoom room in silence. Following 30 minutes of silence, there will be time for an additional 30 minutes of tender conversation for those who need to share.

Please register for one or both of the Zoom meetings below. This is a no-cost program. For more information please email

Grief Community Gathering Program

Winter morning view of Sequoia National Forest – Photo courtesy Hadel Productions

Three Sessions – Each Consisting of 6 Online Gatherings
Saturdays 10:00 am-11:30 am ET

No Sessions will be held in JULY or AUGUST

Session I: Jan. 27, 2024, Feb. 24, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, June 1 and June 29, 2024
Session II: Sept. 28, 2024, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, 2025, Feb. 22, 2025
Session III: Mar. 29, 2025, Apr. 12, May 24, June 28, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, 2025

The Grief Community Gathering Program will offer monthly explorations of a variety of openings to grief. We grieve through the sufferings of the world, social injustices, climate change, loss of our life expectations. We grieve collectively and grieve the same losses that our ancestors have grieved for generations. And, of course, we grieve our personal losses through death of loved ones, loss of a home/job, family pet, or loss of health. We will connect the paradoxes of Joy and Grief and explore the ways we grieve, through teachings on each topic. Sharing and expressing our feelings through, story, music, poetry, movement, tears and laughter.

Presenter Info
Rev. Dianne Disston, LP, NCPsyA

Dianne is a licensed Psychoanalyst, an ordained Interfaith Minister and trained Spiritual Guide. She has a private practice via Zoom which integrates both her spiritual approach and psychoanalytic approach as her client needs require. Dianne is currently the Director of a 2-Yr. Apprenticeship Program for The Guild for Spiritual Guidance and has completed her Certification in Grief, Trauma & Renewal Counseling. She loves music, nature, her two adult children, David & Ashleigh, their partners, Brynn & Athena, and her husband, Todd. Spending time with friends and colleagues creating safe community is a way to expand Love in our world. Her greatest wish is to continue that expansion of Love in as many ways as possible.

Please join one or all three sessions. Registration information for each session will be available a couple of months before each session begins. For more information please contact

Cost per person for each 6 month session: $185.00
Registration Deadline for Session One: January 25, 2024
After payment is received you will get an email with the Zoom link for the program.

Grief Community Gathering Program – Registration Information

The Grief Community Gathering Program will offer monthly explorations of a variety of openings to grief. Session one – Once a month gatherings for 6 months on Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 am ET. Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 16, Apr 20, Jun 1 and Jun 29, 2024. Registration deadline Jan 25, 2024.