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Our Mission

 A Sacred Passing offers death and dying education, planning, and practical care guidance to individuals, community associations, and medical organizations. 

Together we work as supportive companions to guide and assist people towards a more conscious dying experience, while honoring individual autonomy. 

Core Values

A Sacred Passing Crew works to create and sustain anti-racist environments and 

gender inclusivity in our classrooms, education material, and community partnerships.  

In community, we work to actively dismantle systems of power and 

oppression, as they present in death and dying through education, care and advocacy.  

Associations we are humbled be a part of


Gratitude to our founder, Ashley Benem

Ashley founded A Sacred Passing in 2007 and has trained hundreds of Death Doulas in ASPs Level 1 and 2 courses, in Washington and Oregon. Currently enrolled in a nursing program, with the hopes of taking Death Midwifery into new spaces.