NCC Laguna presents:

The Dagara Grief Ritual with Sobonfu Somé

Open the Door to Your Personal Healing

Somé is considered one of the foremost voices in African Spirituality. Her name means ‘Keeper of the Rituals’ and so, she travels the world lecturing on the practical and transformational power of her Dagara tribe’s ways, philosophies, and rites. Dagara rituals involve healing and preparing the mind, body, spirit and soul to receive the spirituality that is all around us. "It is always challenging to bring the spiritual into the material world, but it is one of the only ways we can put people back in touch with the earth and their inner values.” No experience is necessary. Thousands of people have had deeply transformational and life changing experiences by participating in this workshop. "The Grief Ritual not only allows for healing for the part of a person that has been hurt, but it's also a way of acknowledging that something else is being born in the Self…Grief is a doorway to healing, it is also a doorway to accessing one's power...and getting into one's creativity." Sobonfu Somé

On Friday Evening May 30th at 7PM, Sobonfu will give a lecture on the role of Ritual in the Dagara culture and tradition, and on the nature of grief and how it can affect our lives, if we do not release it properly. On Saturday May 31st, from 9AM to approximately 6PM, Sobonfu will lead the Dagara Grief Ritual. This soul-cleansing and soul-restoring workshop is designed to provide a supportive, safe space to release our individual and collective grief. You can attend the lecture  on Friday evening as a stand alone event. 

Cost to Attend: Friday Evening Lecture Only: $35.00 online (Eventbrite) or at the Door. Friday and Saturday Sessions:  $250.00 online (Eventbrite) or at the Door. Sign up on Eventbrite, or via PayPal to

Contact Info: Facilitated by: Susan Hough, of Living Your Gifts. - 703 505 5152.

Location: The Grief Ritual will be held both days in Bridge Hall. 

For More Info on Sobonfu Some: Sobonfu Somé' is the author of The Spirit of Intimacy,Welcoming Spirit Home, and Falling Out of Grace. For more info on Sobonfu Somé and the Grief Ritual visit: Read Falling Out Of Grace, for a new perspective on facing grief in our lives.

Event Venue:

NCC Bridge Hall

Bridge Hall is Neighborhood Congregational Church's event hall for festivities, food, & fellowship.  Fully accessible, free parking is available on St. Ann's for Bridge Hall.  Additional Free Parking is available in the parking lot at the corner of Glenneyre & Cleo.

(949) 494-8061
340 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651