Special Events

Past Events:

Seeing the End

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 5:00pm-6:30pm (ET)

With Jessica Murby, Alive for Now

How may ‘seeing the end of all things’ serve our lives? Jessica and I came to realize the benefits of this practice through very different means that involved us facing our own deaths…

‘Our love of everything includes its inevitable end in one way or another, instead of that making it all meaningless, maybe it’s the very thing that makes life and love worth it?’ This question is reminiscent of the work we’ll do together. Instead of attempting to give answers to the mysteries of life and death, we are here to facilitate, to ask questions, to encourage others to explore without giving advice. This is a guided journey in delving into what can be easily ignored for a lifetime, and to experience the magic that can transpire when we do so in a group.

This workshop explores how ‘seeing the end’ of everything we know and love may serve our lives. This will be co-led by Rites of Passage founder, Kristabeth Atwood and Jessica Murby, author of Alive for Now. Jessica and Kristabeth magically came to this same life lesson through very different means that involved us being forced to face our own death. Realizing that we had this in common was such a synchronistic moment that we felt we must bring this work to others.

Cost is (sliding-scale) $0-$15. Register here: https://letsreimagine.org/76768/life-review-in-the-new-year

(The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you after you register.)

Life Review in the New Year

With Jessica Murby, Alive for Now

Kristabeth Atwood, Rites of Passage, LLC, Guest Presenter

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:00pm-6:30pm (ET)

Completing our own version of a life review now while considering the inevitability of death can be a great catalyst for us to take steps to live our lives from a place of what truly matters.

Individuals who proclaim to have had near death experiences often report to not only make major changes in their lives afterwards, but also to realize in their life review that it was their seemingly small actions that had the greatest effect; a conversation, an act of generosity, a smile, etc. What matters most may be the innumerable opportunities we have to live to our true potential in every. single. moment. Yet, there are many aspects of life that can easily dominate our time and energy that reveal themselves to be unimportant when death comes close. The effects of this are not always clear until very late in one’s life, as well as the realization of what a robbery of life that has been.

We will ask big questions together about how we may live our lives in alignment with what matters most. We will see what arises intuitively through experiential exercises.

Cost is (sliding-scale) $15 – $35. Register here: https://letsreimagine.org/76768/life-review-in-the-new-year

(The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you after you register.)

Blue Holiday Workshop and Ritual

Sunday, December 6, 5pm (ET) on Zoom

Monday, December 14, 7pm (ET) on Zoom

Our culture bombards us with messages of joy and happiness during the holiday season. But not everyone is up and cheery for the holidays, especially this year. On top of dealing with the illness, isolation, and economic uncertainty of Covid, many people are coping with hidden grief or loss. Whether you are missing time with family and friends, mourning the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce, coping with a job loss, living with illness or trauma, or experiencing any number of other difficult situations, it’s not unusual to feel down at the holidays.

If this describes the holiday season for you or someone you love, you are invited to attend one of the Rites of Passage, LLC online “Blue Holiday Workshop and Ritual” gatherings.

This workshop is a safe space of acknowledgment and acceptance. We will include time for conversation, meditation, ritual, and share coping strategies for getting through the season. Whether you embrace the religious or cultural aspects of the holiday season (or both) you are welcome. People of all secular or spiritual worldviews are encouraged to attend.

The registration fee supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want 🙂

(The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you after you register.)

Register here for December 6: https://sevendaystickets.com/events/blue-holiday-workshop-and-ritual-12-6-2020

Register here for December 14: https://sevendaystickets.com/events/blue-holiday-workshop-and-ritual-12-14-2020

Journey with Death

Join us on a four week journey of preparing for death before we have to!

Wednesdays, 5pm-6:30pm (ET)

Sign up for all 4 classes at a discount ($75), or drop-in as you like ($25)…

Journey with Death Weekly Series

October 14th: Seeing the End

October 21st: Advance Directives & What we Leave Behind

October 28th: Creating Space for Grief

November 4th: Death as a Teacher

In a supportive group setting, we will address matters and thoughts that tend to be avoided for a lifetime in our death-denying culture. We will meditate on death to gain insight into our deepest priorities, consider who and what matters most to us and take time to let them know, attend to our Advance Directives and ‘end-of-life’ plans, honor the losses we have experienced, and consider how we want to be remembered upon our inevitable death.

Those of us who are a part of this beautiful worldwide community at Reimagine seem to have this common understanding of how important this work is, yet what comes up consistently is how challenging it can be to get these matters taken care of on our own. What has become clear is that we benefit from the accountability of one another to attend to what matters most, and to allow for the process to be a connected and enjoyable one.

About the facilitators:

Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. As a Life Transition Specialist, Kristabeth uses her gifts as a ritual designer, officiant, spiritual guide, and discernment coach to walk with people through life’s changes. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.

Jessica Murby is an author, occupational therapist, hospice volunteer, yogi, etc. that has a rare freakish adrenaline tumor condition- the experience of which has led to much of this work. You may preview her book ‘Alive for Now: Using Death as a Teacher to Thrive in Life’ by clicking here.

Please contact Jessica Murby (JessicaMurby@gmail.com) or Kristabeth Atwood (ritesofpassagevt@gmail.com) with any questions.

Fatherless Father’s Day: A Moment of Remembrance

Zoom Workshop: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 7pm-8pm (ET)


“For those who have lost their father to death, Father’s Day can be difficult. During this gathering, we will hold space to honor our fathers through sharing, ritual, and meditation.”

Our culture celebrates Father’s Day with backyard cookouts and fishing trips. Fathers are gifted with tacky ties and “World’s Best Dad” mugs. But for those of us who have lost our fathers to death, fathers day can be accompanied by feelings of grief and loss. Even if you had a difficult relationship with your father, Father’s Day can bring up feelings of sadness and longing.

During Fatherless Father’s Day, part of the “Reimagine: Life, Loss, and Love” festival, we will hold space to honor our fathers and reflect on the many ways they impacted our lives, both good and challenging. Through sharing, ritual, and meditation we will create a place of trust to be present with all the emotions that arise.

Whether you lost your father recently or your father died long ago, you are welcome. This will be a space of community for all fatherless children (who lost their father to death). In preparation for our time together, please choose a item that represents your father for you and bring it to our online gathering.

Participation is limited to 16 individuals. The cost is $10. Registration is through Reimagine End of Life:

Register Here