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 1227 Death Cafes.

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Death Cafe: Denver Death Cafe-November

Posted by Anita Larson on Oct. 25, 2014, 12:03 a.m.



With Anita Larson

Nov. 16, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (MST)

Free



Link: Poem by Kubler Ross

Posted by evoci on Oct. 24, 2014, 12:49 p.m.


It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of kniwing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had."

Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe in Indiana

Posted by evoci on Oct. 24, 2014, 12:41 p.m.



With Elaine Voci, Ph.D.

Nov. 16, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (EST)

free


Death is the final taboo in our culture and Death Cafes provide a simple and comfortable format in which to meet others who are like-minded and interested in talking about ...



Death Cafe write up: Carmel Death Cafe in Indiana

Posted by evoci on Oct. 24, 2014, 12:17 p.m.


On Sunday October 19th, the Death Cafe met with 12 attending.  There was much discussion of suicide and assisted suicide inspired by a 29 year old woman named Brittany who has chosen to end her life next month as the result of being diagnosed with a virulent form of brain cancer. 

Our gathering was enhanced with a gluten free dessert and fresh fruit; evaluation comments included responses to the question "What was the most enjoyable aspect of the Cafe?"

  • It is inspiring to talk to others
  • Our participation
  • Enjoyed topic starter and how the conversation just flowed
  • Open conversation about a difficult subject
  • Safe enviroment to discuss death ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Columbia, Missouri

Posted by Ashley Gage on Oct. 24, 2014, 11:15 a.m.



With Joyce Thompson and Wendy Morgan

Nov. 18, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (CST)

donations accepted for the $25 rental cost of the room


573-355-6250



Death Cafe: Westport Death Cafe

Posted by Val Lovelace on Oct. 23, 2014, 8:52 p.m.



With It's My Death

Nov. 20, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations help us fund refreshments and costs related to hosting a Death Cafe. Not required for attendance. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.


This is an open-format facilitated venue to discuss and share about any topic related to death and dying.  Sponsored by It's My Death. 



Death Cafe write up: Westport Death Cafe

Posted by Val Lovelace on Oct. 23, 2014, 8:35 p.m.


It's been raining here for a few days now, and tonight was pretty awful.  Even so, three brave souls ventured out into the wind and rain to talk about death...and life...and breathing...and near death experiences...and suicide...and...

One man spoke of a severe accident he had some years ago and how his father came to tell him he couldn't die yet, that he still had things to do.

Conversation drifted toward other NDE experiences we had heard about and wondering what role our minds and our souls play in things that happen.  We all agreed that if we have guardian angels that ...



Death Cafe: Doctors' Death Cafe

Posted by Dr Leah Kaminsky on Oct. 23, 2014, 6:30 p.m.



With Leah Kaminsky

Oct. 25, 2014, 9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. (Australian EST)

free


Doctors work at the coalface of Death, yet we rarely have open or honest discussions amongst ourselves to help check our own emotional temperature regarding our experiences and fears. I ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by eagger on Oct. 23, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

[hi. I think I already submitted this, but here goes again.]

Thanks to the 45 engaged people who turned up to participate actively in the Death Cafe! The room was buzzing with conversations. We talked in small groups about end-of-life choices, hospice care, our own fears about dying, our experiences being with family/friends who have died and much more. A worthwhile evening -- and the promised cakes were amazing! We plan to offer more Death Cafes on the South Shore -- keep your eyes open for notices. Join the Mahone Bay Centre (free) to receive the monthly events newsletter for announcements of related events to be held there.



Death Cafe: Longmont Death Cafe

Posted by Death Doula on Oct. 23, 2014, 8:43 a.m.



With Reverend Jade Beaty

Dec. 13, 2014, 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. (Mountain)

Free - come early so you can enjoy Lucky's pastries!


After a quick round of introductions and interest, or 'what's up,' we'll dive in!



Death Cafe: Longmont Death Cafe

Posted by Death Doula on Oct. 23, 2014, 8:34 a.m.



With Reverend Jade Beaty

Nov. 8, 2014, 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. (Mountain)

Free - come early so you can enjoy Lucky's pastries!


After a quick round of introductions and interest, or 'what's up,' we'll dive in!



Death Cafe write up: Longmont Death Cafe

Posted by Death Doula on Oct. 23, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

We had a very lively meeting with brilliance sparking all over the place. I so enjoyed the conversation, as we went deep quickly and covered a LOT of terraine. Big Thank YOU to the book club ladies. Hope to see you in November - bring your friends!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Belfast, ME

Posted by nancy on Oct. 23, 2014, 6:33 a.m.


With Duncan Newcomer

Nov. 17, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)

donation


This event is for the public to discuss any issues relating to life and death. The goal is to make the prepare us for the fact that we will die ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe East County San Diego

Posted by Maria Carter/Unity of El Cajon on Oct. 22, 2014, 3:39 p.m.



With Unity of El Cajon / Maria Carter

Nov. 18, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PDT)

Donations accepted and requested


Death is most often a taboo or ultra-sensitive topic. In a relaxed and safe setting, people come together to discuss life, death, and dying while making the most of our ...



Death Cafe: Exmouth Death Cafe

Posted by Exmouthdeathcafe on Oct. 22, 2014, 2:34 p.m.


With Suzy Hilton and Helen Bennett

Nov. 25, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (British Winter Time)

Free Admission - But you will need to buy your own tea, coffee and cakes etc., from Star Coffee Cafe.


Suzy and I because of our life and work experiences and what we see as a lack and fear around death in our current  society wish to create a safe ...