Good Ground Great Beyond

Angela Lutzenberger, founder of the Maine non-profit, Good Ground Great Beyond, speaks about her vision for creating alternative, after death care options, including open air cremation, for the people of Maine.

Angela is a board certified Interfaith Chaplain and End of Life Doula. She received a Master of Divinity in 2008 from Naropa University. She started volunteering for Hospice in High School and since 2011 has worked as a Hospice chaplain throughout Western and Southern Maine.

From the Good Ground Great Beyond Website:

Angela LutzenbergerGood Ground Great Beyond is 63 acres of land in Midcoast Maine available for individuals and communities to contemplate, remember and engage death differently.  The intention for the land is to become a contemplative community sanctuary, memorial park and scattering garden and space for open air cremation. Our mission is to gather minds and hearts together in ongoing and active support of making open air cremation an option available to the community. 

Our cultural relationship to death and engagement with the reality of death is gradually evolving. With this evolution comes growing awareness of our unique needs and inclinations regarding death ritual and disposition options. Open air cremation is a preferred final rite of many throughout the world and offers very direct and meaningful engagement with the transformations of our deceased loved ones. 

Interested in getting involved? Here are some ways you can help the mission

Click here to learn more about information and resources related to the contemplative as well as the practical aspects of death and dying.


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