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Practitioners question: Alcohol at Death Cafes?

Posted by Jools Barsky on Nov. 17, 2017, 3:34 a.m. 1 comment

Alcohol at Death Cafes?

Hi all,

I was contacted recently by an individual concerned that someone was offering a Death Cafe where alcohol was served.

My personal opinion (and from discussions that Donna and I had with Jon, his perspective also) is that it is okay for alcohol to be served so long as ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe' Woodland Park Colorado

Posted by Mdukette on Nov. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

With Michelle Dukette

March 28, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Mountain)

I found Death Cafe' to be very a helpful and enjoyable experience and I am very enthusiastic about sharing that experience with members of my local community. 

Death Cafe: Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Posted by Caroline Dent on Nov. 16, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

With London End of Life doulas

Dec. 13, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

Caroline suffered from anxiety as a child, and that resulted in a lifelong enquiry into what death is and how it affects our living. She has been involved in The ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Nov. 16, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

Eighteen people came out in October.  Most were new attendees and the mean age was about 45.  It was a very special night, as Death Cafes seem to be.  People voiced coming for a variety of reasons including:  to help them get motivated to get their affairs in order, for the opportunity to learn and understand, for the chance to share their experiences, and to help themselves come to terms with their limited time.  They left expressing gratitude for the experience, for the real and raw content, and for the privilege to bear witness to others.  Someone said they were surprised at how comfortable it was and another ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Nov. 16, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

With Shannon Calvert

Nov. 27, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Death cafes are respectful spaces for the discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. They provide an opportunity for people to share ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tameside

Posted by Andrea Wren, Funeral Celebrant on Nov. 16, 2017, 5:19 a.m.

With Andrea Wren, Funeral Celebrant

Jan. 31, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

After hosting a November Death Cafe in the Tameside area which was a great succcess, it seems like a good idea to hold another one!

I would like the Death ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Tameside

Posted by Andrea Wren, Funeral Celebrant on Nov. 16, 2017, 5:13 a.m.

This event was a great success. About ten people attended, and lots of interesting discussions took place. Thanks to everyone who came, and hopefully the next one that shall be held in January will be just as good!

Practitioners question: Fife First Death Cafe

Posted by Gracebt on Nov. 15, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Fife First Death Cafe

Hello All! Just wanted to update and say I held the very first official Death Cafe group here in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotalnd.

12 people turned up which was great as it was a nice little group who sat around the table chatting.  We covered a varied amount of topics which ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Vienna

Posted by Alexandra on Nov. 15, 2017, 3:56 a.m.

Dieses Death Café war ein besonderes Highligt. Wir hatten "Ehrengäste" die extra aus Graz angereist waren. Wir hatten Aileen zu Gast, die extra aus Linz angereist war und wir hatten Jella zu Gast, die das 1. Wiener Death Café veranstaltet hat. Darüber hinaus hatten wir12 wunderbare, interessante und originelle Menschen zu Gast, die diese zwei Stunden mit uns verbracht haben. Für mich eine Bereicherung und ich freue mich schon auf unser nächste Death Café im Jänner! 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in San Diego at Mission Valley Library

Posted by mitsuo on Nov. 14, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

With Jeanne Bredestege and Mitsuo Tomita

Jan. 29, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (pst)

Death Cafes provide a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and dying over some tasty treats.  Not a grief therapy group, it is just a friendly and interested group of ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on Nov. 14, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

With Dr. Kriss Kevorkian

Jan. 8, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Posted by Andrea Reibmayr on Nov. 14, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

With Andrea Reibmayr

Nov. 22, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

I would like to thank Shabby Motley for hosting this event and allowing us to use this safe and inviting environment to explore and talk about death and living!

Death Cafe: Newport (IoW) Death Cafe

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

With Nick Wilde/ Margaret Jackson

Dec. 13, 2017, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

The Newport Death Cafe has established itself along with Death Chat at the Mountbatten Hospice as a forum for those who want to talk about all aspects of death. Our ...

Death Cafe: Frome Death Cafe

Posted by DorothyHouseHospice on Nov. 14, 2017, 7 a.m.

With Eliz Dowling and Norma Fergusson

Jan. 24, 2018, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Greenwich)

Because living well and dying well are interlinked  but we don't often get a chance to talk about the dying part - and sharing ideas and questions over free ...

New Blog post: Connecting the Death Cafe Dots in Austria

Posted by Aileen on Nov. 13, 2017, 1:44 p.m. 2 comments


Death Cafe came relatively early to Austria. Jella Jost’s motivation for initiating the first Death Cafe in Vienna, however, had less to do with Vienna’s reputation for being a rather morbid city, but more with her personal experience with her mother’s death. When she came across Jon Underwood’s description of Death Cafe, it seemed to be just what she was looking for, but since there was no Death Cafe nearby yet ...

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