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 2191 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 2191 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 31 countries.

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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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Winchester, VA

Posted by Mary Jane Lee on Aug. 3, 2015, 9:42 a.m.



With Mary Jane Lee

Sept. 6, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (DST)

The event is free of charge.


We meet in the light filled room at Steamy's usually in one group. Come early to get something delicious to eat and drink from Steamy's menu. 



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Winchester, VA

Posted by Mary Jane Lee on Aug. 3, 2015, 9:31 a.m.

The August 2, 2015 Death Cafe in Winchester, Va was attended by a dozen participants who created an environment of trust, sensitivity, and intelligence.

The dialogue centered around whether or not our culture is becoming desensitized or sensitized by the rampant violents deaths that are happening in our world at this time.  We wonder how the media is affecting us, and whether the global community will be able at some point change the world view of what is acceptable behavior for humankind.  How can we effect a paradigm shift?There was agreement that each person through intentional action and thought becomes a participant and there was consensus to ...



Death Cafe: Lincoln Death Cafe

Posted by LLM0027 on Aug. 3, 2015, 8:49 a.m.



With Jackie Bates

Aug. 6, 2015, 4.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central)

No cost



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:23 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Oct. 28, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:22 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Sept. 23, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:22 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Aug. 26, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:21 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Oct. 27, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:20 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Sept. 22, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on Aug. 2, 2015, 11:19 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

Aug. 25, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Donations appreciated for coffee, plates, plastic ware, etc.


Some of the reasons for holding a Death Café:
- In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life
- Pain and wounding this denial creates when a loss ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on Aug. 1, 2015, 8:40 p.m.



With Dr. Kriss Kevorkian

Nov. 5, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on Aug. 1, 2015, 8:38 p.m.



With Dr. Kriss Kevorkian

Oct. 8, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on Aug. 1, 2015, 8:37 p.m.



With Dr. Kriss Kevorkian

Sept. 14, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

Free



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe of Venice Florida

Posted by Juliette Jones and Pam Schierberg on Aug. 1, 2015, 4:48 p.m.

Death Cafe of Venice Florida is  taking a summer break, but we'll be back in full swing in the fall.  Thus far this year we've had many great discussions about living and dying, and our wishes for each, and we look forward to many more.

If you haven't already, please join us next on Saturday, October 17th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Jacaranda Library, Youth Room.

 



Death Cafe: Lincoln Death Cafe

Posted by LLM0027 on July 31, 2015, 4:15 p.m.



With Jackie Bates

Aug. 6, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central)

No cost



Death Cafe: Mercer County Death Cafe

Posted by Ted Taylor on July 31, 2015, 10:04 a.m.



With Chaplains Ted Taylor & Laurie Dinerstein-Kurs

Sept. 8, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free


Join us for the fifth Mercer County Death Cafe held in East Windsor, NJ. Your moderators are clinically trained in end-of-life issues, grief, and bioethics. The evening's agenda is ...