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 1981 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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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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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in London

Posted by hart278@btinternet.com on May 28, 2015, 3:05 p.m.


With Amelia Hart & Clare Bodalbhai

June 15, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT 0)

Free event.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Louisville

Posted by jamagn01 on May 28, 2015, 2:28 p.m.



With Justin Magnuson

June 16, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations are accepted to cover the costs of refreshments.


The typical format will be quick introducitons of why the participants are there and then let it go from there. Plus there's cake and tea.



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Summertown, Oxford

Posted by Joan @Oxbel on May 27, 2015, 4:11 p.m.

‘It was great to share time and views with others and gain new support ideas and strategies to help others’ Death Cafe participant

 

Oxfordshire Befriending for Life (OxBEL ) marked Dying Matters week 2013 with three death cafes aimed at encouraging ordinary people, going about their everyday lives, to spend a little time thinking and talking about death, dying and life.

 

Most people were surprised at how relaxed and comfortable they felt chatting about the issues that sprang to mind when they started reflecting on death and dying. They were also surprised at how much humour and laughter there was.

Several people did say they found the title ’Death ...



Death Cafe: Windy City Death Cafe

Posted by Kathy Miller, LCPC on May 27, 2015, 3:25 p.m.



With Kathy Miller, LCPC & Judy Lendsey, CHC

June 26, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Suggested donation of $5 to cover refreshments.


Let's talk about death. Yours, in particular. It's going to happen, no matter how much you deny or avoid thinking about it. Yikes, right?

But wait! What if ...



Death Cafe write up: Zweites Death Cafe Zürich

Posted by DeathCafeZurich on May 27, 2015, 1:03 p.m.


 

 

An einem regnerischen Frühlingstag trafen sich knapp zwanzig Menschen und ein Hund im raum44 in Zürich bei Kaffee und Kuchen zum ungezwungenen Austausch rund um den Tod. Wiederkehrende und neue Gesichter hielten sich die Waage. Auf zwei Tische verteilt fanden die Gruppen rasch ihren Einstieg ins Gespräch. Einzig war der Widerhall im schönen grossen Raum so erheblich, dass ein manchmal störender Lärmteppich entstand.

 

Dessen ungeachtet wurden angeregt persönliche Erfahrungen mit Sterben und Tod sowie gesellschaftliche Themen (z.B. Sterbehilfe und der Tod als Geschäft) zur Sprache gebracht. Die Stimmung im Raum war vertrauensvoll und vorurteilsfrei. Die zwei Stunden war viel ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Beeston

Posted by TapasTaster on May 27, 2015, 9:48 a.m.

I attended this event following the recent death of my father.

Found Death Cafe Beeston in Nottinghamshire, UK, was friendly, inclusive, welcoming and well facilitated by Jet Black, our charming and engaging host.

If you are curious about what a Death Cafe is about I'd strongly recommend attending one near you.

Not morbid, life enhancing and offered plenty of food for thought about dealing with death in an open candid and surprisingly positive way.

This was an excellent use of 2 hours over the weekend for me, given my circumstances I found it to be a holding,safe and healing 'third space'

There was a diverse range ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Fukuoka, Japan

Posted by Nagisa on May 26, 2015, 8:38 p.m.



With Nagisa/ Maki

June 7, 2015, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (UTC+9)

free


Free discussion about death, with  special green tea & Japanese sweets.



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman on May 26, 2015, 1:31 p.m.


The first cafe in St. George, Maine was a beautiful event with 12 attendees, split into 3 groups of 4. There was free flowing conversation over tea, coffee and skull shaped bliss balls dusted with shredded coconut & studded with raisin eye sockets.

My 10 year old daughter took an active role in participation and co-hosting and surprised us with a handmade scythe she created out of cardboard, duct tape and a broom stick. It was a pleasure to facilitate, I'm honored to be a part of this growing movement.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 11:06 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Dec. 17, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 11:06 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Nov. 19, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 11:06 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Oct. 22, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 11:05 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Sept. 17, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 9:20 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Aug. 20, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 9:19 a.m.



With The Grief Center

July 16, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on May 26, 2015, 9:18 a.m.



With The Grief Center

June 18, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No fee. Appetizers provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.


Death cafes are part of a global movement “To increase awareness of death with a few to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a ...