It’s time for a paradigm shift regarding how we bury our loved ones. The old way of doing it just doesn’t work.
New models for burials are emerging, and Sacred Living Sacred Dying, Inc. is working to educate people about them, as well as helping to develop them.
Why not be buried in a green cemetery? An eco-friendly cemetery is designed for multiple purposes – nature preserve, walking trails, picnic areas, agriculture projects, greenways, ceremonies, meditative and reflective areas. Trees and plants replace headstones. Loved ones who choose a green burial cemetery will be buried in all natural materials that are biodegradable. This alternative is 50-s70% less expensive than traditional cemetery burials.
Green cemeteries can be a special/sacred place for the living and the dead. It can help heal both the soul and the earth. Sacred Living Sacred Dying, Inc. is working with Bodhi Be at Doorway Into Light to develop the first green cemetery in Hawaii, on Maui. To locate a green cemetery near you, click on our Green Cemetery Directory.
For you or your loved ones who want to be cremated, if you enjoy the ocean (sailors, swimmers, fishermen, surfers, divers, and environmentalists) why not have your ashes molded into a reef ball? Rather than passing an urn down to future generations or taking space in a cemetery, this memorial is a true living legacy.
To address the burial at sea concept, Sacred Living Sacred Dying, Inc. is helping to educate people about Eternal Reefs, where those who wish can have their ashes placed in an environmentally friendly ball to create a reef. These Reef Balls are strategically placed to create ocean reefs, to help preserve, protect, and enhance the marine environment for the benefit of future generations.
If you live on the mainland Eternal Reefs presently has more than 1,800 reef balls placed off the East Coast. They are currently in negotiation for a permit to have these Reef Balls available off the coast of Southern California. Sacred Living Sacred Dying, Inc. is working to bring Eternal Reefs to Hawaii.
Your end-of-life choice can create a legacy that will leave a positive impact on the environment for centuries to come. Please share this valuable information with your friends and loved ones, and be sure to visit our website to learn more about eco-friendly ways to leave a legacy and help preserve and protect our environment on land and at sea. From our home page, you can also visit our programs, education, and resource pages.