Community Educational Offerings

Home Vigils & Wakes

Home Vigils & Wakes

Home Vigils & Wakes


  A wake provides a place, a time, and an organic way to experience death for all involved. 

Learn exactly what you can do with your body! Join us in conversation about the history of vigils and wakes, and to explore how a wake helps integrate the body, mind, and spirit of both the deceased and the people left behind. In this interactive workshop, we will talk about how and why we would revisit this tradition. 

Non-Medical Support

Home Vigils & Wakes

Home Vigils & Wakes


This workshop explains what the options are in Washington State.  Options are expanding for all aspects of death and dying- from personal care to body disposition. We will discuss the important roles of companion, ally, and advocate 

through the entire end-of-life process. A death doula provides care that is particularly suited identifying, planning for, and supporting individual needs regarding: medical choices, legal  & financial documents, social & and emotional care.  Access to all the options though education is the goal of this presentation. 

Death and Dessert

Home Vigils & Wakes

South Side NODA Volunteer Training


 Gather people in your life for a sweet treat or two.  Plan a working lunch meeting, snag a picnic bench at the park, reserve a room at the library, or invite friends over to your home and we will  facilitate a rich conversation. Talking about death can be difficult for people, and food well, it can certainly makes things easier.  Together we will complete an Advance Health Care paperwork or a Death Plan outline. .  


South Side NODA Volunteer Training

South Side NODA Volunteer Training

South Side NODA Volunteer Training



No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone.  

A Sacred Passing supports the administration of this program in south Seattle with program volunteers as well as our Death Doula apprentices are vigil coordinators.  We are working to grow a strong web of trained community volunteers. 

Death Cafe

South Side NODA Volunteer Training

Natural Burial Experience


Enjoy some coffee, eat some care and talk abut death. We will facilitate regular Death Cafes.  We can come out and show you how to run one of our own.  It's often fun to pair an activity before or after your cafe to encourage fun and creative conversation. 

Natural Burial Experience

South Side NODA Volunteer Training

Natural Burial Experience


 Crew leads a group of eight people to a site in the Olympic National Forest, for three days and two nights, to immerse themselves in an experience designed around the natural cycle of life. We take from the earth as we dig, and we learn from the land. We give back by completing a service project on the grounds, and we give forward by creating a natural installation for those yet to come. Together we experience a natural burial, free of the actual loss of a human life. That freedom can create space to explore our thoughts in a truly profound way

Community Deathcare

Who has access to quality Deathcare in the states?  

Those with support- physical and financial. 

Our work at A Sacred Passing is rooted in elevating the conversation and increasing access to Deathcare for all humans.  

Please reach out to us and see how we can walk together. 

Holding Community Conversations

We will facilitate a conversation around death and dying that speaks to your community needs.  

Advance Directives

Invite us out and together we can work 1:1 to complete DPoA documents, along side a summary of wishes, and or emergency info wallet cards

Community Wake Tree

Do you have a home? Please invite us out to do a home wake assessment.  We will explain what a home wake is, what's required to be an approved home.  Once approved, your home will be added to a list of spaces available to the ASP crew to facilitate a home wake for those without homes.  

Meal Train

A Meal train Lead will assists a group of community volunteers in creating a meal train sign up and cooking  meals for humans and caregivers during vigils and wakes.   

Grief Work

Our grief is layered and can require exact precision to be accessed.  

Together we cultivate a community grief practice that works within your organization.  

Community Health Advocates

We offer our health advocacy for folx who need a person they can trust to be their health advocate.  In an emergency, medical professionals will call the HCA  in the event one can't speak for them-self. 

Death and Prison

Our community members behind bars not only lack physical freedom, but the ability to be seen as an individual by the system.  It is our goal to engage our local facilities to allow us to provide Deathcare planning to those behind prison walls.