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Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

October 2019

Dead Herring: A Cemetery Symbolism Scavenger Hunt

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$7.00 - $12.00

Test your knowledge and recall of cemetery iconography in the field! Teams of 2 to 5 people will have 90 minutes to decipher our riddles, find the correct cemetery symbol, take a picture, and return to the facilitator to be awarded points. Meet at Bigelow Chapel. This scavenger hunt is best suited for ages 16 and up.  The winning team with the most points will receive a $50 giftcard to Sofra Bakery & Cafe so that the entire team can be treated…

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November 2019

Meditation & Movement for Loss

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

Loss and grief are natural components of our life on Earth. In this centering & calming workshop Nancy Webber will offer guided meditations and gentle movement to counteract the pain of loss. In our modern corporate world employees are typically given 72 hours to grieve. We need much more time to process loss. The societal pressures that urge us to move on quickly can back-fire resulting in sadness becoming lodged in our hearts and bodies.  Sometimes sadness cannot be expressed in words…

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Meditation & Movement for Loss

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

Loss and grief are natural components of our life on Earth. In this centering & calming workshop Nancy Webber will offer guided meditations and gentle movement to counteract the pain of loss. In our modern corporate world employees are typically given 72 hours to grieve. We need much more time to process loss. The societal pressures that urge us to move on quickly can back-fire resulting in sadness becoming lodged in our hearts and bodies.  Sometimes sadness cannot be expressed in words…

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January 2020

Introducing the Labyrinth: Then & Now

January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Chris Farrow-Noble will share the ancient design of the Labyrinth from its earliest Spanish and Greek examples and history to the current worldwide revival of interest and use as a walking meditation tool.  You’ll learn to draw one from the ‘seed pattern’ and walk a small temporary labyrinth in Bigelow Chapel.  Chris Farrow-Noble is the author of Walking a Labyrinth Daily, Exploring a Spiritual Practice. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs…

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Understanding Cremation

January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us for an informative discussion about the cremation process. Joseph Bancewicz, Crematory Manager, and Steve Brown, Director of Cemetery Services, will answer all of your cremation-related questions: Can I witness the cremation? Is a casket required? Can anyone be cremated at Mount Auburn? What do I do with the cremated remains? Find out the answers to these and other commonly asked questions followed by a tour of our new, state-of-the-art crematory. Bring your lunch for this hour-long presentation in…

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February 2020

What Is A Natural Burial?

February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Natural or ‘green’ burial – which requires that everything going into the grave is biodegradable – has been officially offered at Mount Auburn Cemetery since 2014, but is really a return to older traditions.  Learn about Natural Burial locations and options at Mount Auburn with Regina Harrison, Executive Assistant & Sales Coordinator.  Find out more about shrouds and other biodegradable containers, types of memorialization allowed, working with or without a funeral director to plan a natural burial and what paperwork…

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Choosing a Memorial

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Please join Meg L. Winslow, Curator of Historical Collections, and Jim Holman, Director of Cemetery Development, for a special program on memorial design at Mount Auburn. This is an opportunity to see recent designs in slate, granite, and glass as well as learn about what is permitted, and how to work with an artist or carver to design your own memorial. Bring your lunch for this hour-long presentation in Bigelow Chapel, coffee and tea provided. Experience a deeper connection to…

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