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 989 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 Winnipeg

Posted by DeathCafeWpg on July 23, 2014, 12:31 p.m.

A lot of new faces at our most recent Cafe !  About 35 of us met to talk about faith, God, relationships, planning, grief, bucket lists and our constant companion..denial.

The evaluations were almost unanimous in commenting that 90 minutes was not long enough, with only one saying it was too long.

As always, the sharing was heartfelt and touching.  

With so much death and destruction in the world this week, we pray for peace and comfort for all who are suffering. 



Press: Let's talk about dying

Posted by DeathCafeWpg on July 23, 2014, 12:20 p.m.


See more at: Winnpeg Free Press

Death Cafe: San Antonio Death Cafe

Posted by SanAntonioDeathCafe on July 23, 2014, 12:05 p.m.



With Dana Fox

Sept. 13, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central)

FREE



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Posted by ksporre on July 23, 2014, 10:26 a.m.



With Kathy Sporre

Aug. 14, 2014, 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. (Central)

free



Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe in Indiana

Posted by evoci on July 22, 2014, 11:57 a.m.



With Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC

Aug. 17, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (EST)

Free


I feel honored to facilitate Death Cafes in Carmel, IN because I believe there is a hunger in people today to talk about death, the final taboo.  I am proud ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafes Carmel, IN

Posted by evoci on July 22, 2014, 11:34 a.m. 1 comment


The first Carmel Death Cafe was held on Sunday July 20, 2014!  What a great group of people to meet.  They were enthusiastic and grateful for one another; in fact, the "theme" in their evaluation comments was that they appreciated being with like-minded people who were willing to talk about death and dying.  One even called it "fun" and another referred to it as a "fresh breath of openness".  Love that!

 
Comments from the evals included...
Three words used to describe the experience:
Meaningful
Educational (2)
Very useful and valuable (2)
Hopeful
Reflective
Comfortable and comforting (2)
Interesting (5)
Informative (3)
Safe to express myself (2)
Different feelings ...


Press: At a death cafe: A life-affirming experience

Posted by linda on July 22, 2014, 10:51 a.m.


At a death cafe:   A life-affirming experience

See more at: The Toronto Star

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kansas City

Posted by Jill Badell on July 22, 2014, 9:56 a.m.



With Jill Badell

Aug. 14, 2014, 5.45 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Free


This is a meant to be a comfortable, community event where any age and demographic is welcome to come partake in open discussion about the importance of death related topics ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Northumberland

Posted by Northumberland on July 22, 2014, 8:17 a.m.


On June 24th Last Breath offered another opportunity for the Warkworth community to participate in a stimulating conversation about death and dying,  We had 25 people attend and the feedback was that this event was interesting, informative and enlightening.  There was a varied faith tradition background with this particular event which proved challenging at times for some of the participants. All in all a lively time had by all.

We are offering our next Cafe in Brighton Ontario in August and we hope there will be enough interest for people to attend during this time of year.  



Death Cafe: the Rockland Maine Death Cafe!

Posted by plindquist on July 22, 2014, 8:14 a.m.



With peter lindquist

July 30, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

free


Lindquist states, "we decided to present another Death Cafe because so many people asked for a follow-up.  The last Death Cafe in Hope Maine we had 2 dozen residents ... some ...



Death Cafe: Albuquerque Death Cafe

Posted by Gail Rubin on July 21, 2014, 9 p.m.



With Gail Rubin

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

Free - purchase of food/drink encouraged


Lola, the Death Cafe mascot, will be in residence for this event. This is a new location, different from past ABQ Death Cafe events.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on July 21, 2014, 7:25 p.m.



With Dr. Kristine A. Kevorkian

Sept. 22, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

Free




On July 18th and 19th, 2014 we embarked on a journey through uncharted territory: hosting Death Cafe at a ranch with horses present as facilitators. If you are not familiar with equine facilitators, the very idea might sound preposterous, but these particular horses at Fifth Element Ranch have been trained in therapeutic interactions with humans and have been assisting people with the difficulties of life for several years now.

We set up our chairs in ...



Press: Black, no sugar and deadly conversation

Posted by walesc on July 21, 2014, 5:40 p.m.


Black, no sugar and deadly conversation

See more at: Sunday Star Times

Death Cafe: Columbus Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe on July 21, 2014, 12:04 a.m.



With Lizzy Miles

Sept. 10, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend


This is as authentic as you can get.  No agenda, no ideology. You share what's on your mind.  This is a discussion group, not a grief group or educational ...