There's No Place Like Home - For a Home Funeral

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Did you know it's legal to hold a funeral ceremony at home? We will introduce the beauty of home funerals and natural green burial.

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"A home funeral happens when a loved one is cared for at home or sacred space after death, giving family and friends time to prepare the body, file legal paperwork, and gather and grieve in private." ~National Home Funeral Alliance

In the spirit of bringing back family-led after-death care, we will introduce the concept of home funeral ceremony through visual presentation and discussion.

You will see how one family cared for their dying loved one at home and how their care continued in the form of funeral ceremonies in the comfort of the deceased person's home.

You will see community visitation, shrouding, beautifying the space, and the use of the natural environment to honor the deceased. You will see some visual possibilities to ignite your imagination and inspire your own personal home funeral plan.

This is not a step-by-step home funeral training presentation.

Also in the spirit of bringing back the tradition of family-led after-death care, the emerging option of natural Green Burial will be briefly introduced. Families have the option of creating personalized ceremonies at the graveside.

Natural green burial is an environmentally sustainable option that allows the natural decomposition of human remains back to the earth. No toxic chemicals are allowed and only earth-friendly caskets or shrouds are used.

We will have time at the end of the presentation for Q&A.


Akhila Murphy, Founding Director of Full Circle of Living and Dying. Akhila is a trained End of Life Doula and after-death care educator.

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We will present this one-hour session in Zoom Meeting format. We will have a fifty-minute presentation + 10 minutes or so of Q&A.

Thursday December 9th, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time


The suggested donation is $15. The minimum Donation on these Eventbrite tickets is $1.00. If you are unable to donate, please contact the organizer for help.

We depend on your donations to continue fulfilling Full Circle of Living and Dying's mission to:

  • educate and support our community in understanding options and rights for end-of-life care and post-death care, and
  • to empower families and communities in bringing back the tradition ​of family-led death care through conversation, guidance, and local resources.

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Full Circle of Living and Dying educates, guides, and empowers individuals, families, and groups concerning end-of-life choices, decision-making, and care.

Full Circle of Living and Dying

  • provides information and assistance regarding the completion of Advance Directives,
  • promotes understanding of patient and family rights at the end of life
  • offers materials, information, and training on home funeral procedures and the honoring of the life of the deceased
  • offers assistance in the preparation of rituals and ceremonies, at the end of life and in the context of home funerals, respecting all faiths and honoring the wishes of the patient and decision-makers
  • provides information on the options available for the disposition of remains
  • acts as liaison as needed between the decedent's decision-makers and the funeral home or burial site that will ultimately take responsibility for the disposition of the remains
  • provide training for individuals and groups interested in end-of-life care and home funerals
  • provide appropriate referrals for families and individuals who are in need of end-of-life care

Full Circle of Living and Dying is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization. We depend on your generous donations to fulfill our mission.

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