"Death undoes us less, sometimes, than the hope that it will never come."

-Pico Iyer


good ground great beyond

We are dedicated to helping people face and engage the reality of death in practical, grounded, and accessible ways, bringing awareness and preparedness for death into focus not just for elders and those grappling with the very end of life, but for people at all stages of life.


"If you become aware that death is right over your left shoulder and if you turn quickly enough you can see him there, that makes you alive and alert to decisions."

- Brother David Steindl-Rast

Photo by Corey Kohn

Good Ground Great Beyond is fundamentally aimed at being a physical space in nature to bury our dead simply, and aspires to also be a space to burn our dead ceremonially and presently. It aims to be a space in Midcoast Maine to return, to remember, to contemplate. It is a sanctuary in which to feel, pray and practice. 

This website offers information and resources related to the contemplative as well as the practical aspects of death and dying. It offers opportunity to connect and volunteer, to support more present and integrated disposition options and to support the continued empowerment of communities, families and friends in understanding the profundity of bringing our whole self and heart into relating with our own and others’ deaths.