Living Memorial

celebration of life ceremony

What are the benefits of having a living memorial ceremony? 

Spirit Vessel helps you design this special ceremony to honor and celebrate your life by creating a space for you to receive words of love, admiration, forgiveness and farewell. 

The Living Memorial ceremony gives your family the gift of an intentional gathering that takes the guesswork out of how you wish to be celebrated and grieved. By consciously inviting your loved ones to speak to the grief they will feel in your absence you are empowering their healing process, and in a sense, getting to partake in it.

Spirit Vessel helps you design a ceremony based around you and your family’s beliefs and needs. The process of becoming more intimate with your desires creates more clarity and purpose around the legacy you wish to leave in the world. 

The Living Memorial ceremony is held for those who wish to be present to say goodbye to their loved ones by creating a space to do so before passing. 

Family and friends get to be present to celebrate their loved one and gently acknowledge emotions surrounding their inevitable loss.


The ill or elderly individual gets to be present with those they hold dearest and have a chance to say goodbye on their own terms.


The living memorial ceremony provides time to explore personalization options and stay within a desired budget to the satisfaction of the honoree. 


Guests near and far have time to plan to be present at the ceremony. 


Families are relieved from having to plan a service for their loved one in the immediate aftermath of their loss. 


Spirit Vessel provides you the support and tools for at home, intimate, personalized ceremonies, in which you can participate by yourself or with others. The ceremonial guide will walk you through the process of designing your memorial ceremony from beginning to end. 

Spirit Vessel’s ceremonies honor all beliefs, all walks of life, and aim to restore our sacred connection to death.

living memorial
ceremony Package includes:

Handmade incense bowl

Eight Heart Chakra Blend incense cones

Four Spirit Vessel votive candles

Gold thread for ceremony prompts

Dissolvable paper for ceremony prompts

Packaged in a handcrafted, solid wood box

Free shipping in the Continental US

Personalized Ceremony Consultation

Handmade Ceramic Ceremony Piece

Spirit Vessel Ceremonial Guide

Spirit Vessel Ceremony Template

Ceremony Essentials & Checklist Booklet

Conversation Assistance Booklet

Spirit Vessel Ceremony Package


Your Spirit Vessel Ceremony Package will include a personalized Ceremony Consultation with a Spirit Vessel representative.

A handmade Ceramic Ceremony Piece, mindfully crafted in our New Mexico studio. The Spirit Vessel Ceremonial Guide and Ceremony Template which will guide you through every aspect of designing, creating, and carrying out your personalized ceremony.

Whether you are Pre-Planning, having a Living Memorial, or a Memorial Service Ceremony, our Ceremony Essentials and Checklist Booklet provides comprehensive options on how to plan your memorial ceremony and checklists for suggested personal, estate, and financial matters. The Conversation Assistance Booklet offers guidance on how to have difficult conversations with your family.

Additional pieces for your ceremony and altar memorial space include a handmade incense bowl to accompany your urn, eight incense cones of our Heart Chakra Herbal Blend, four Spirit Vessel votive candles, gold thread and dissolvable paper that may be used for ceremony prompts.

Each order is carefully packaged in a handcrafted, sustainably sourced, solid wood box and ships free in the Continental US.

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