Posted by mknight
Hosted by Dr Michele Knight
Oct. 22, 2016
2:15 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
7 Bourke Street
Free event, but donations welcome. The cafe will open just for us.
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
Now taking place in Mascot
Death, that final process of
transition which we all ultimately
engage with, is an event in our
lives frequently feared and often
A Death Café provides an
opportunity for death to ‘come out
of the closet’, to stand up and be
counted, and to be
psychologically, emotionally and
How does death teach us to live?
How does death help us
understand ourselves and our
relationship to the spiritual
How can we allow death to hold us
gently in its hands without fear and
Good questions, now let’s talk
About Dr Michele Knight
MICHELE KNIGHT (Grad. Cert. Theology, BHSc Aboriginal Health & Community Development, MASc Aboriginal Health & Community Development, PhD Social Work, Master of Social Work (Qualifying), Candidate) is a Social Scientist.
Her interest and research in death, dying and the afterlife has its origin in the lived experiences of her own life, which includes her bereavement, the returning deceased and the communal and attitudinal response to those experiences.
Her prevailing philosophy is that the subjective experiences and understandings of the meaning of death, and the dead, evidence a changing and shifting theoretical and intellectual discourse which is revisioning how individuals conceptualise what they are as human beings, why they exist as spiritual beings in a physical body, and why the dead, by their cross-cultural presence, offer us an invitation to live more consciously.
She has extensive involvement in community development, support, and advocacy in both a professional and voluntary capacity. Since 2006 that has encompassed the for-profit and the not-for-profit sector in the areas of Bereavement and Grief, Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, and Academic Lecturing/Tutoring.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe
Please also see: http://waysofbeing.com.au/