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 1005 Death Cafes.

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Host a Death Cafe

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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Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

Press: Death Cafes and the Suffering of Patients with Cancer

Posted by merilynne on Aug. 1, 2014, 1:51 a.m.


Death Cafes and the Suffering of Patients with Cancer

Daneil Hinshaw recently attended a Death Cafe I hosted, along with the Social Work Department, at a local hospital.  He wrote an excellent blog post about it which I think is really worth the read, including the following discussion, to which Lizzy adds.

See more at: ASCO Connection

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on July 31, 2014, 5:41 p.m.



With Bill Palmer

Sept. 16, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (US West Coast)

Free


Chapel of the Chimes is our generous sponsor.



Link: How will you die?

Posted by Kathy Miller, LCPC on July 31, 2014, 2:59 p.m.


How will you die?

It depends, in part, on where you live and how much money you make.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/31/336369873/how-will-you-die

Death Cafe: Loveland Death Cafe

Posted by Fifth Element Ranch With Tara Pogoda on July 31, 2014, 2:42 p.m.



With Tara Pogoda

Aug. 8, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (MDT)

Suggested Donation $12


We are drawn to Death Cafe by our mutual awareness that death is a natural part of life and our concern that society is out of touch with this fact ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Birmingham

Posted by carrieweekes on July 31, 2014, 10:40 a.m.


It was probably the most beautiful, sunny and warm Sunday Birmingham has seen all year. 

Would the prospect of spending a couple of hours talking about Death be enough to tempt our prospective attendees from their sun-baked gardens and Birmingham’s wonderful parks and into a City Centre pub? We wouldn’t have blamed them for finding excuses…

But they came! 25 wonderful and interesting strangers came with a desire to talk about Death. This was our first publicly advertised Death Café in Birmingham. And thanks to a wonderful venue who put us up free-of-charge (thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk), some lovely cake pops courtesy of Conjurerskitchen.com and some ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Francisco: Zen Hospice Project

Posted by Shelley Adler on July 30, 2014, 4:25 p.m.



With Shelley Adler, PhD, and Roy Remer

Oct. 29, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Pacific)

$5 donation requested for snacks and drinks


Please join us in a relaxed setting to discuss death, drink tea, and eat cake.
This Death Café is part of the Salon Series at Zen Hospice, a new way ...



New Blog post: 1,000th Death Cafe

Posted by Jon Underwood on July 30, 2014, 9:03 a.m. 1 comment


We recently passed the major milestone of 1,000 Death Cafes :)

It is amazing to know that all over the world people are discussing death thanks to this work.

Thanks so much to everyone attending, organising or supporting Death Cafe. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on July 30, 2014, 7:15 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Jan. 15, 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 July 30, 2014, 6:59 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Dec. 18, 2014, 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 July 30, 2014, 6:59 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Nov. 20, 2014, 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 and help people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a safe, relaxed setting ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on July 30, 2014, 6:58 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Sept. 18, 2014, 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 and help people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a safe, relaxed setting ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tulsa

Posted by Alissa Drescher on July 30, 2014, 6:57 a.m.



With The Grief Center

Oct. 16, 2014, 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 and help people make the most of our (finite) lives.”  We gather in a safe, relaxed setting ...



"Lawrence Death Cafe provides safe environment for discussing all things mortal"

Lawrence Death Cafe provides safe environment for discussing all things mortal

Several local residents discuss their thoughts about death at a recent meeting of the Lawrence Death Cafe at Personal Power Pilates Studio, 3115 W. Sixth St. 
 

Death is inevitable. Talking about it isn't. The Lawrence Death Cafe hopes ...

See more at: Lawrence Journal World - newspaper & web site

Death Cafe: Lawrence Death Cafe

Posted by CW on July 29, 2014, 3:13 p.m.



With Constance Whiston

Aug. 9, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (CST)

We ask (by the guidelines) a $4.00 donation to cover printing, advertising, materials


Our Lawrence is always run exactly by the facilitator guidelines on the Death Cafe web site.  We do not have sponsors but would love some.  We do have repeat attendees.  



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Madison

Posted by Death Cafe Madison on July 29, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

"I've always thought about death a lot", differences in families; some families don't talk about death or people in the family who have died, others often reminisce about family members who have died.  Times have changed, everyone is busy and family members are spread out across the country, thus less time to come together to grieve. When people die at home, there is more time to accept and be together, now often, families are not with the person often when they die and everyone is so busy. Taking care of the property, funeral arrangements, etc) becomes another arrangement in the busy schedules.