Welcome to Death Cafe
At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is
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 1629 Death Cafes.See listings
Host a Death Cafe
We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.Read how
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.
To read about our plans to open a 'real' Death Cafe in London click here >>
With Patti Cooper Amundson
March 24, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (Pacific)
Donations to cover the cost of brownies are accepted but entirely optional.
Expect a little humor as we discuss whatever aspects of death are raised in our converstation. And enjoy the best brownies on the block at the same time! Thanks to ...
With Laurie Dietrich
March 14, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central)
Death Cafe is free and open to all interested participants. There will be a donation jar for those who want to contribute toward the overhead of our host organization.
AltSA Death Cafe is for anyone who identifies as "alternative" - whatever that means to you - in relation to spirituality (or lack thereof), lifestyle, sexual and/or gender orientation, etc.
We are running the first ever 'Digital Legacy Conference at UCL Partners, London. Call for Speakers & Scholars !
We would like those intererted in speaking at the Digital Legacy Conference 2015 to get in touch. Further details are shown below:
Contacy us via: www.deadsocial.org ...
With Sue Brayne
April 13, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)
Suggested donation of £5 to cover teas and cake
Sue is as passionate about helping people to talk more honestly and opening about death and dying as she is about the canals. So offering pop-up death cafes on a ...
With Sue Lawford and Rosemary McClements-Hall
April 26, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)
Donations welcome towards room hire
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 ...
Denver Death Café Summary
February 15, 2015
Thank you to Charlene Mason with Porter Place for hosting the February 2015 Denver Death Café. Although there were a few snow flurries, everyone felt warm and cozy in this inviting space. Anita Larson baked a homemade chocolate cake and Porter Place served hot tea and coffee.
The open conversations started with a question on how to best provide long distance support to a dying relative. One attendee mentioned that he faxed a cartoon to the hospital everyday. It was intended to give his loved one a laugh or chuckle for the day and it did just that. Additionally, the hospital ...
With Conversations With a Good Death
March 17, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Mountain)
We gladly accept donations that will go to the Non-profit Returning Home
We want to engage the community in healthy conversations about end of life and death in a fun no judgement setting.
With Community Hospice and George Washington University
March 18, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (EDT)
This Death Cafe is being held in the afternoon to accomodate student schedules, but is open to the public. Community Hospices of DC and George Washington University are sponsoring the ...
The cafe was attended by 35 diverse, but connected through our "enthusiasm for talking about death" patrons! Themes shared in round table discussions included: death with dignity, palliative care, caring for the dying who are without mental capacity (such as with Altzehiemer's). Some of the gratitudes expressed were for: community, humor, courage, acceptance of all ideas; willingness to be vulnerable and honest; safety. One comment: "My perspective on death has today, lead to my forging friendships with total strangers!"
With Aleia O'Reilly, Meg Leander, and Angela Krupica
April 4, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific Time USA)
Local nonprofit, Further Shore sponsors this Cafe. It is open to spiritual and secular communities alike. Conversation topics are chosen by attendees and guided by facilitators. All Welcome!
I have been wanting to host one of these since I heard about them! It was fun and enlightening. We held it in the library community room. My daughter made a coffee cake. I also served coffee, tea, grapes and cookies. Seven people attended and we had a lively conversation.
I wish I had spent more time planning and publicizing the event. At least 10 people said they wish they could have joined us but had other commitments. I am already working on setting up other Cafes in different venues in the community!
With Sarah Buchmann
May 3, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (UTC +01:00)
(English speakers see postscript)
Die wunderbare Atmosphäre vom ersten Death Café Zürich im Cabaret Voltaire klingt noch immer in mir nach. Und mit den ersten warmen Sonnenstrahlen erwache ...
With Dr Michele Knight
March 28, 2015, 2.15 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Suggested gold coin entry donation in support of local charity.
Death, that final process of transition which we must all engage with is an event in our lives frequently feared and often misunderstood. A Death Café provides an opportunity for ...
With Dr Sherrellen Gerhart and Karyn Nelson
March 26, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)