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 1059 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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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.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Northumberland

Posted by Northumberland on Aug. 27, 2014, 11:56 a.m.


As the host group " Last Breath " we were able to have a great turnout for our summer gathering by the lake.  Twenty seven people attended and the discussions keep deepening.  Repeat participants spreads the word of this great event very effectively.  Our sixth event will be in October in Cobourg, Ontario. 



New Blog post: Two Years Later, Slow & Steady

Posted by Kailin Zeigen Cobos on Aug. 27, 2014, 8:53 a.m.


I just called to say I love you

 

I just called to say how much I care, I do

 

I just called to say I love you

 

And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

 ---lyrics written by Stevie Wonder

 

 

One of my dad’s most sacred and favorite memories to share aloud was how he used to call my mom from work and serenade her with the song “I Just Called to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Marrickville

Posted by mknight on Aug. 27, 2014, 7:11 a.m.



With Dr Michele Knight

Sept. 20, 2014, 2.30 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 ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in London

Posted by kittydc on Aug. 27, 2014, 5:43 a.m.



With Kagyu Samye Dzong London

Nov. 16, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome for supporting the work of the Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist centre


The Bardo group at Kagyu Samye Dzong is hosting a day offering the Buddhist approach to Death and Dying and this will include a Death cafe and the opportunity to ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe - family & friends event

Posted by avareyerson on Aug. 26, 2014, 7:50 p.m.


I love facilitating conversations about death and dying...it's my passion. So, how lucky was I to be able to share my passion with friends and family! 

In many ways the conversation flowed as it always does, and the sharing seemed as intimate as it always is when I facilitate Death Cafe's for the public. These conversations appear to transcend family and friends, to a human level. It doesn't matter if you're my immediate family, a dear friend or a complete stranger, the intimacy and sense of community goes deeper than even these connections. 

I am fascinated by the interaction. And I am fascinated ...



Death Cafe write up: Montpelier Death Cafe

Posted by MontpelierDeathCafe on Aug. 26, 2014, 1:42 p.m.

 

Making the decision to attend a Death Café is one that should be applauded.  While some attendees are eager for a space to openly talk about death, it still takes a certain courage for anyone to confront what many think of as life’s ultimate mystery.

 

 

 

As we talked this month it became clear that for many, death, perhaps because it is inevitable, is not really what scares us. Dying does and not knowing what comes next is what is truly unsettling. We have a choice about whether or not to be afraid of death, or we can at least do our best to condition ourselves to the ...



Death Cafe: Hyde Park Austin Death Cafe

Posted by clancymartin on Aug. 26, 2014, 12:47 p.m.


With Clancy Martin

Sept. 7, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)

Free


This Death Cafe will be featured in New York magazine. Confidentiality will be preserved.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Cambridge

Posted by zAz on Aug. 26, 2014, 6:19 a.m.


With Paul Richardson

Sept. 24, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. (UTC Dublin London)

Free


Simply I have been to two death cafes and I have been touched by death like all beings will be. At one time or another in thier lives and at ...



Death Cafe: Halton Hills Death Cafe

Posted by cronesdancing on Aug. 26, 2014, 12:25 a.m.



With Ellen Newman and Marion Willms

Oct. 7, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

Donations are welcome and will be given to the staff of the cafe as a way of thanking them for serving us.


Ellen and Marion feel hosting a Death Cafe is a way to make a positive contribution to life in their communities.  Both have found in their work and studies that ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on Aug. 25, 2014, 5:58 p.m.



With Lynn Holzman

Sept. 17, 2014, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (pst)

tea


You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
With Liz Bauer and Lynn Holzman 
Date:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time:  5:30-7 PM ...


Death Cafe: OKC Death Cafe

Posted by Jodi Adcock on Aug. 25, 2014, 3:57 p.m.



With Jodi Adcock

Sept. 7, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (central)

free discussion


I (Jodi) am currently taking a course at UCO on death, dying and bereavement.  I have been discussing the course with my mother who lives in Houston. My mom attended ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Southbury

Posted by jfs chaplain on Aug. 25, 2014, 1:14 p.m.



With Dana Bogatz

Sept. 9, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost


This is our daytime gathering for DeathCafe. Past participants have commented on the warmth of the conversation, and the diversity of the participants. The food is not bad either! there ...



Death Cafe: Windy City Death Cafe

Posted by Kathy Miller, LCPC on Aug. 25, 2014, 12:51 p.m.



With Kathy Miller & Judy Lendsey

Oct. 29, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)

$5 suggested donation to cover refreshments


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


But wait! What if ...



Death Cafe write up: Malvern Death Cafe

Posted by sue on Aug. 24, 2014, 12:25 p.m.

It's a blessing to have somewhere to go to talk about this.  No-one else in my life wants to consider the possibility of death.  I want to say stuff and not be tut tutted or shut down for being morbid. And I like that we can have a laugh about these things.



Video: More to Dying Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Paige Lewis on Aug. 24, 2014, 12:23 p.m.