Welcome to Death Cafe

At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1067 Death Cafes.

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We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.

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Lets talk about death!

This website is an online space to talk about death. Please share your thoughts, links and art about death and post your Death Cafes.

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Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Cardiff Death Cafe

Posted by CardiffDC on Aug. 31, 2014, 9:38 a.m.



With Sue Lawford and Rosemary McClements-Hall

Oct. 12, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Because we have to pay for room hire, a small donation is requested if you can.


Sue and Rose met at a Death Cafe in Bristol in June 2014.  Each had heard about Death Cafes, and found the idea really exciting.  Their first-hand experience underlined how ...



Death Cafe: 2nd Thornbury Death Cafe

Posted by Chakki on Aug. 31, 2014, 5:47 a.m.


With Jacqueline Cadwgan

Oct. 19, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

Suggested donation £3-£5 for cost or room hire


Inspiring, enlightening, warm, friendly, surprising, liberating  -  some of the words used to describe the Death Café held in July.

At Thornbury’s first Death Café, six of us sat down ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Calgary

Posted by Death Cafe Calgary on Aug. 30, 2014, 4:07 p.m.



With Janine Violini and Jamie Whittaker

Sept. 21, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (MDT)

Free admission -- donations welcomed to cover costs.


We invite you to be part of the greater conversation about death and dying.



Death Cafe: Lewes Death Cafe

Posted by cafe@livingwelldyingwell.net on Aug. 30, 2014, 1:35 p.m.



With Living Well Dying Well

Oct. 1, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (BST)

Donations accepted to cover premises costs.


Join us for coffee, cake and conversation about dying, death and the end of life.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Reno, NV

Posted by deathcafenv on Aug. 30, 2014, 12:16 p.m.



With Circle of Life Hospice

Sept. 13, 2014, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Free


Circle of Life Hospice wishes to provide a safe, confidential forum for individuals to come together to discuss death and dying.  We hope that people will become more comfortable with ...



New Blog post: Why Thinking About Death Can Be Life-Affirming

Posted by laurafraser on Aug. 30, 2014, 10:37 a.m. 1 comment


“The art of dying graciously is nowhere advertised, in spite of the fact that its market potential is great.” Milton Mayer

It’s a funny thing death, isn’t it? And yet how we ignore it. Which is a shame because death is an extraordinary subject and one I wish we would talk about more.

So here are my 3 reasons why death doesn’t have to be seen as morbid, but instead something that ...



Video: Harley Poe - The Hearse song

Posted by Jon Underwood on Aug. 30, 2014, 10:24 a.m.



New Blog post: Grief Becomes Your New Reality ...

Posted by Judy Taylor on Aug. 30, 2014, 9:38 a.m.


Suddenly ... Death was in my face ... What Now?

 The end of a life on earth as we know it. 
Unimaginable that this is happening. Everything… everything I know… everything I believe is in my face and suddenly I don't know anymore. I don't believe anything.  
I'm just sitting in the experience of death.
Whatever your belief system, however those beliefs resonate for you, suddenly this overwhelming experience is in your face.
Whatever ...


Death Cafe: Dublin Death Cafe

Posted by GoodGrief on Aug. 30, 2014, 5:13 a.m.



With Olga

Nov. 1, 2014, 3.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m. (GMT)

Free


This will be our third meeting so everything is new for us. Our previous cafes have been interesting and diverse so I look forward to the next one after the ...



New Blog post: New Member

Posted by Jess on Aug. 29, 2014, 3:48 p.m. 2 comments


Googling, "Death," got me here. I'd never heard of Death Cafe, but I'm super glad I have now.

I recently started a blog that references death and related themes in popular media. (Which is why I was searching online for Death.)

I'm online frequently, and up for voice chatting, penpals, and instant messaging. Feel free to IM or e-mail me at cloverlimes@aim.com.



Art: "REQUIEM FOR A SCREW"

Posted by Brainbytes on Aug. 29, 2014, 1:32 a.m.


"REQUIEM FOR A SCREW"

I created this photograph, in the winter of 2014, as a reaction to the death of a husband. It was exhibited at the Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton, New York and at the Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, all in 2014. I am a professional artist/photographer and all my images are for sale and may be customized.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northumberland

Posted by Northumberland on Aug. 28, 2014, 4:13 p.m.



With Last Breath

Oct. 21, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Refreshments to be purchased


Our Death Cafe's are offered in a Cafe setting where small groups get to discuss their beliefs around death and compare with others experiences.  We as hosts wish to ...



New Blog post: Desperately Seeking Online Death Cafe

Posted by HoneyD on Aug. 28, 2014, 10:55 a.m. 6 comments


Hello, I have just been diagnosed with Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer (there is no Stage Five) and am looking for some honest dialogue and discussion about death, since that's where I'm headed, possibly a lot sooner than later, lol. I am being beaten to death (pardon the pun) with the pink, the perky, the hopeful, and the living but NO ONE wants to discuss the very large, dead elephant in the room ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Philadelphia: Fairmount Edition

Posted by Rachel Zeldin on Aug. 28, 2014, 9:19 a.m.



With Rachel Zeldin & Pat Bubb

Sept. 22, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

A suggested donation of $0.50 is appreciated to cover Meetup Costs. Coffee, Tea, and desserts are available for purchase at the event.


We want to give Philadelphians a time and place to talk about life and the "D" word (death!).

Join our Meetup Group to stay up to date on events and ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Hong Kong

Posted by Carmen Yau on Aug. 28, 2014, 12:23 a.m.


It's our third cafe in HK but the first time we hosted it without attaching to other events! Though not many coming this time, we still treasure so much the time we've spent together exploring the death and life stories and issues in such a friendly and supportive space. That's what Death Cafe meant to be! We need your support in making this movement going ~ let's learn about life fully through facing death truely!