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 5597 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 5597 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are 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 52 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Running Death Cafe is great fun but does take a lot of time. If you value this work please support us on Patreon.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kalamazoo

Posted by sarah.field on Dec. 14, 2017, 11:51 a.m.


With Alycia Lee & Sarah Field

March 28, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kalamazoo

Posted by sarah.field on Dec. 14, 2017, 11:45 a.m.


With Alycia Lee & Sarah Field

Jan. 24, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Vancouver Canada - Kitsilano Branch VPL

Posted by AnnekeTom on Dec. 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m.



With Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees

Jan. 31, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (PST)

Free of charge.


“A Death Café at the Kitsilano Branch – Vancouver Public Library" is generously supported in partnership with the Kitsilano Branch – Vancouver Public Library.



Death Cafe: Vancouver Death Cafe

Posted by Janet Rivers on Dec. 13, 2017, 5:16 p.m.



With Janet Rivers

Jan. 4, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Donations accepted to cover costs


Please RSVP, as space limited to 12 and we don't want to run out of cake.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Trinity

Posted by diana@heartwoodpreserve.com on Dec. 12, 2017, 2:12 p.m.


With Heartwood Preserve

Jan. 18, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (east)

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Death Café Trinity will be meeting at People Places:

 

5742 Main St., Downtown New Port Richey on 

 

Thursday, 1/18/18 promptly at 7:00 PM.

Death Cafe Trinity is ...



Link: The second Death Cafe Massive

Posted by Jools Barsky on Dec. 12, 2017, 1:51 p.m. 1 comment


The second Death Cafe Massive

A great big congratulations to HUCI who have co-ordinated the 2nd Death Cafe Massive taking place on 13th December across four countries and 23 cities:

Tucumán (Argentina), Toledo , Lima (Peru), Madrid and  Madrid 2 ,   Collado Villalba , Seville , Pamplona , Hospitalet , Granada , Talavera , Alicante , Vigo , Malaga , Zarautz , Algorta , Burgos , Donostia , Murcia ...

http://humanizandoloscuidadosintensivos.com/es/131217-hablemosdelamuerte/

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Boston

Posted by CLasky on Dec. 12, 2017, 1:36 p.m.



With Fenway Community Center

Dec. 27, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Donations will help pay for scrumptious treats.


Welcome to the Fenway Community's first Death Café, a lively, open conversation about shared life experiences, expectations and connection. See you there!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe: DC/Takoma Park

Posted by sarahfarr on Dec. 12, 2017, 12:22 p.m.



With Hosted by Sarah, Founder of Death Positive DC and local End-of-Life Doula

Jan. 29, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern )

The Death Cafe is a free event. RhizomeDC is a nonprofit community arts space, and donations to the space are welcome (but not required).


At a Death Cafe, we drink tea and coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help ourselves make the most of our ...



Death Cafe: Newport (Isle of Wight) Death Cafe

Posted by nickwilde@ntlworld.com on Dec. 12, 2017, 11:57 a.m.


With Nick and Margaret

Jan. 10, 2018, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

Entrance free but we hope you'll buy a drink and a cake.


We really enjoy these afternoons and want to share with others how important it is to talk about death openly and without fear or worry.



New Blog post: What if after death......

Posted by brantleyrose on Dec. 12, 2017, 7:46 a.m. 1 comment


I can't find ANY reference to the fear I have, anywhere. I hope someone here will have some insight for me because this really bothers me. 

First of all--I have pretty bad depression and anxiety. As in, I take about 10 psych meds and am on disability, but also I am able to function (be out of bed, do things during the day). 

But for six years (about 2004-2010) I was in a constant ...



Death Cafe: another Tellus 360 Death Cafe

Posted by BLLLINK on Dec. 11, 2017, 12:30 p.m.



With Tellus three sixty and the Lancaster County Death Cafe group

Jan. 22, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

The Death Cafe is FREE. Attendees, though, may purchase refreshments from the Tellus three sixty menu.


At our November Death Cafe, everyone who attended thought the event was quite interesting, scintillating and rewarding.

Frankly, the conversations with heretofore strangers was so much better than most anticipated ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by pilgrimshospices on Dec. 11, 2017, 7:38 a.m.



With Martyn Yates

Jan. 13, 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


As a Hospice we would like to give people from the local community a chance to come along and talk about their feelings around death. This is a very informal ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Washington Ethical Society

Posted by sarahfarr on Dec. 10, 2017, 7:05 p.m.



With Sarah, Founder of Death Positive DC and End-of-Life Doula

Feb. 11, 2018, 1.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m. (eastern )

free


At a Death Cafe, we drink tea and coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help ourselves make the most of our ...



Death Cafe: Caffi Angau /Death Cafe

Posted by BetHuws on Dec. 10, 2017, 11:42 a.m.



With Bet Huws

Jan. 31, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

cyfraniad at Grochan Celf y Galeri


 



Death Cafe: Colorado Springs Death Cafe

Posted by GoingMyWay on Dec. 9, 2017, 2:20 p.m.



With Susan with Going My Way Deathcare

Dec. 19, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (MST)

Accept donations. All donations this month will go to food distribution charities


Americans are death phobic.  Having a conversation about the inevitable makes it less uncomfortable.  We laugh.  We cry.  We come together as a community!