Ceremony of Remembrance and Love With Maria Straatmann Ceremony of Remembrance and Love With Maria Straatmann Posted September 21, 2009 - Special Events Friday, October 30, 7:30 to 9pm Anyone who has lost a family member, friend or other dear person over the last year is welcome to join us for a chance to remember and honor those who have died and who enriched our lives and community. With the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion, we will have a period of silent sitting and rituals of remembrance, bereavement, and farewell. Bring pictures or mementos for our altar of persons who you wish to honor/remember. If you cannot come to the ceremony, you are welcome to send Maria the name of the person you would like us to include in our remembrance. Contact: Maria Straatmann Maria serves on IMC’s chaplaincy council, as a volunteer for Zen Hospice Project and is a Spirit Rock Buddhist Ritual Minister.