Posted by RLPocius
Hosted by Death Cafe Northern Westchester
May 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. (EDT)
12:30 p.m. (EDT)
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Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Rd
Death Cafe's are always free and open to the public, however; small donations are welcome to offset the cost of supplies and refreshments.
About this Death Cafe
DEATH! Let us learn bravely to stand our ground, and fight him. And to begin to deprive him of the greatest advantage he has over us, let us take away quite contrary to the common course. Let us disarm him of his novelty and strangeness, let us converse and be fammiliar with him, and have nothing so frequent in our thoughts as death. Upon all occasions represent him to our imagination in his every shape; at the stumbling of a horse, at the falling of a tile, at the least prick with a pin, let us presently consider, and say to ourselves, 'Well, and what if had been death itself?' and, thereupon, let us encourage and fortify ourselves. Let us evermore, amidst our jollity and feasting, set the remembrance of our frail condition before our eyes, never suffering ourselves to be so far transported with our delights, but that we have some intervals of reflecting upon and considering how many several ways this jollity of ours tends to death, and with how many dangers it threatens it.
Michel de Montaigne, essay "That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die", 1880
About Death Cafe Northern Westchester
The facilitator for Death Cafe Northern Westchester is Barbara Sarah - community activist, counselor, social worker, teacher, and mentor who has now done over 60 Death Cafe gatherings across the country. As a member of the Conscious Elders Network (CEN) Barbara also facilitates the monthly online Death Cafe for the Conscious Living, Aging & Dying (CLAD) Team.
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