If you’ve lost a loved one during the pandemic, you’re not alone. With our usual rituals of mourning disrupted, and many family and friends still unable to safely gather, grieving during these times can be a particularly complex and lonely experience.

Tricycle is here to help. We invite you to join us for a live virtual COVID grief circle on October 14 led by beloved meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg and psychologist Dr. Sameet Kumar, a grief counselor and author of Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss.

This event is designed to create a safe space of connection and support for anyone who is currently experiencing loss, whether due to the coronavirus or other causes. In this hour-long event, Sharon and Sameet will offer a talk, guided practice, and short group discussion to help you meet these difficult times with mindfulness, care, and compassion.


Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and bestselling author who has been teaching Buddhism in the West since 1974. She is co-founder with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Her popular books on Buddhism include Lovingkindness; Real Happiness; Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection; and, most recently, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World.

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Sameet Kumar

Dr. Sameet Kumar in a clinical psychologist at the Memorial Cancer Institute and Moffitt Hematology and Cellular Therapy program. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 2001. He has worked with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for over 20 years specializing in palliative care, survivorship, and grief using mindfulness and existential approaches. He is the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination, and the workbook Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief.


  • Date: October 10–14, 2021
  • Time: 5:00PM EST
  • Format: Live virtual webinar on Zoom
  • Price: Donation-based
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