Posted by Joe Witherspoon


Death Cafe - Silicon Valley

Hosted by Joe Witherspoon


Date:

June 28, 2018

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (PST)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (PST)

Status:

Forthcoming

Contact the organiser

Address:

10 El Camino Real

Millbrae, CA 94030

94030

United States

Suggested donation:

Free

About this Death Cafe

It's important to me that we think about death and prepare ourselves for the inevitable, both on a sprititual and emotional level, but also a financial and practical level. It's my goal to facilitate these meetings to help others through the dark forest.

 

On Death
 Kahlil Gibran

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.


In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?


For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?


Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


About Joe Witherspoon

Joe is a Bay Area native, Catholic, business owner and Community Service Advisor for Skylawn Memorial. Death brings meaning to life and I am inclined to share this belief with others through the Death Cafe concept. 


Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe

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Please also see: http://sanmateocemetery.com/