Welcome to Death Cafe

A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

At a Death Cafe 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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Talking about death

A Death Cafe is an agenda free discussion about death. So far we've held 3311 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 3311 events. Death Cafes never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversation is guaranteed!

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Host a Death Cafe

People who adopt the model set out in our guide are welcome to set up their own Death Cafes. So far we've held Death Cafes in 33 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Offering Death Cafe is great fun but also a lot of work. If you value what we are doing please consider donating towards our costs.

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To read about our work to set up a brick & mortar Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hernando County

Posted by Peter on June 24, 2016, 9:31 a.m.



With Hernando County Public Library

July 27, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Eastern U.S.)

free



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Hernando County

Posted by Peter on June 24, 2016, 9:25 a.m.

A group of 10 gathered here at the library and had a lively discussion. We touched on religion, the afterlife, near death experiences, the existence of souls,and several other topics. We are planning to meet again next month. If you live in our area, please join us



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in the Valley

Posted by SoultenderMaggie on June 23, 2016, 7:16 p.m.



With Maggie Yenoki

July 5, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free! But your help with refreshment costs and room rental are welcomed.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Raleigh

Posted by rsimonton on June 23, 2016, 3:03 p.m.



With Heather Hill and Robin Simonton

July 22, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (eastern)

Free, donations welcome


This event is sponsored by Renaissance Funeral Home and is in partnership with Oakwood Cemetery. 

 

We are running this event to give folks an opportunity to talk about life and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nelson, New Zealand

Posted by Kristinerose on June 22, 2016, 9:27 p.m.



With Kristine Rose, Barbara Greene

July 30, 2016, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (nz)

gold coin koha towards refreshments and venue.


There wil be no set agenda, but the time will be structured to allow for everyone to have a voice.



Video: Duck, Death and the Tulip

Posted by Continuity of Life on June 22, 2016, 12:14 p.m.



Link: Duck, Death and the Tulip

Posted by Continuity of Life on June 22, 2016, 11:40 a.m.


The German children’s book author and illustrator Wolf Erlbruch offers a wonderfully warm and assuring answer in Duck, Death and the Tulip (public library) — a marvelous addition to the handful of intelligent and imaginative children’s books about death and loss.

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/05/04/duck-death-and-the-tulip-wolf-erlbruch/

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Singapore

Posted by Jaki & Charu on June 22, 2016, 5:37 a.m.



With Charu and Jaki

July 26, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Singapore )

Suggested Donation $5 for cake


Please email thestillspace.sg@gmail.com to register and we will give you the address of the Death Cafe. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Des Moines

Posted by Carmen Elliott on June 22, 2016, 12:27 a.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Nov. 15, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


The Young Bereavement Professionals Group is excited to host another Death Cafe!  We will be meeting at Inspired Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction.

Please join us for an open discussion ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Des Moines

Posted by Carmen Elliott on June 22, 2016, 12:15 a.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Oct. 18, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


The Young Bereavement Professionals Group is excited to host another Death Cafe!  We will be meeting at Inspired Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction.

Please join us for an open discussion ...



Death Cafe: PDX Death Cafe

Posted by Holly Pruett on June 21, 2016, 11:59 p.m.



With Multnomah County Hillsdale Library

July 10, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (pacific)

free


Multnomah County Library is hosting this PDX Death Cafe. Advance registration is required via this link: https://multcolib.org/events/pdx-death-cafe



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Cirencester

Posted by mysticmoon on June 21, 2016, 9:34 p.m.



With Sue Brayne

Sept. 24, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (UK )

suggested donation is £5 for tea and cakes.


The Death Cafe will be a chance to talk about life, death and what really matters to you.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Des Moines

Posted by Carmen Elliott on June 21, 2016, 12:32 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 20, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


The Young Bereavement Professionals Group is excited to host another Death Cafe!  We will be meeting at Inspired Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction.

Please join us for an open discussion ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Des Moines

Posted by Carmen Elliott on June 21, 2016, 11:48 a.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Aug. 16, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


The Young Bereavement Professionals Group is excited to host another Death Cafe!  We will be meeting at Inspired Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction.

Please join us for an open discussion ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle - Lake City

Posted by Loren Peters on June 21, 2016, 10:56 a.m.



With Loren Peters

June 27, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

There is no cost.


All are welcome.