Death Cafe write-ups


Death Cafe Bristol Write up

Posted by MaryTutaev on April 17, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

As usual an interesting and interested group of people gathered sharing thoughts and experiences ...some new faces and familiar others ...Dean welcomed people and the conversation flowed and flowed! Always people say how they leave uplifted and a sense of relief is experienced as things can be talked about that are sometimes hard to bring up in other situations.....we thank Cox and Baloneys Tearooms for all the support they have given us .....Next Month we will be meeting at Arno's Vale Cemetery in the Spielman  centre ...refreshments supplied by Kate's Kitchen cafe .


North Dallas Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Kelly on April 15, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

The inaugural North Dallas Death Cafe was lovely! In total, seven of us gathered on the brisk Saturday morning to sip tea, eat cake, and converse about death. Several attendees have dealt directly with death and loss, and it was interesting to see how people are each impacted differently by death. It was great getting to speak openly about these things and being in an environment that was comfortable and safe for broaching topics often considered uncomfortable and taboo.

We had a diverse group and it was really nice getting to hear others' philosophies on life and death. Our youngest attendee was 8 and offered wonderful contributions to ...


North Dallas Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Sarah Jane on April 15, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Kelly gave a great first cafe for our surprisingly under-served piece of the world. Seven of us had a lovely talk about death’s monetary cost, the reality of invisible grief, cultural differences, etc. My eight year old made us all wonder if death even exists in our (possibly false) reality. Portraits were drawn. It was a good time.

The cake didn’t say “death”, which was in no way the fault of our kind organizer. Some grocery stores just aren’t death positive enough yet. 

 

Looking forward to holding our own event in the future. 

-sarah jane


Widcombe near Bath city center Death Cafe Write up

Posted by edowling on March 31, 2018, 2:43 a.m. 1 comment

A dozen people of mixed gender / age  joined three facilitators ( Eliz, Helen and Roger ) to discuss and share personal  thoughts about death and dying, most people expressed their experience while others simply listened while relaxing over cake, tea or coffee later everyone said goodbye and expressed thanks for a very special and engaging afternoon with wonderful people in this charming Cafe in the centre of Widcombe.
As requested this is the list for our future meeting dates! hope to see you all again at same venue.
April 29July 8September 23 and November 18.



Bath city center Death Cafe Write up

Posted by edowling on March 31, 2018, 2:39 a.m.

A dozen people of mixed gender / age  joined three facilitators ( Eliz, Helen and Roger) to discuss and share personal  thoughts about death and dying, most people expressed their experience while others simply listened while relaxing over cake, tea or coffee later everyone said goodbye and expressed thanks for a very special and engaging afternoon with wonderful people in this charming Cafe in the centre of Widcombe.
As requested this is the list for our future meeting dates! hope to see you all again at same venue.

April 29July 8September 23 and November 18.
All are welcome to join us.


Vancouver Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Janet Rivers on March 30, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Had 9 in attendence with very lively conversation. Did have a bit of a disrupter with Exit International attendee trying to dominate the conversation. I was told I handled it very well.


Death Cafe Albany Write up

Posted by Melissa White on March 29, 2018, 11:59 a.m. 1 comment

About 50 people convened for Death Cafe Albany.  The strong turnout was helped by the good weather and the superb location: the historic Albany Rural Cemetery Chapel.  The event was widely shared on social media, thanks to the cemetery's consultant historian Paula Lemire and an article about it in the local blog, All Over Albany.

We started by asking each person to think of a word about a topic they would like to hear about at Death Cafe that day.  We wrote the words on the posterboard, and then organized the crowd into three conversation groups based on interests.  (If we did it again, we'd also ...


Totnes Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Dotalina on March 27, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Our second Death Cafe was a pleasantly relaxed affair, with some familiar faces and some new ones. We discussed a range of topics, including some 'what we've done since the last Death Cafe' items. There were some laughs as we discussed the idea of make-your-own-coffin workshops and what that could lead to. I'm learning that what we discuss at Death Cafes can be any and all of these: serious, interesting, weird, passionate, moving, fascinating, shocking, intriguing, even laugh-out-loud-funny. Roll on the next one!


Death Cafe Iowa - March Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on March 26, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

We had a GREAT Death Café this month, where we talked about home funerals, attending our first funerals as children (and how that impression formed our opinions as adults), differences between visiting a healthy grandparent and seeing them at time of death, the importance of talking about people who have died, Amish death customs, reincarnation, mediums, dreaming of loved ones, restorative arts for open-casket funerals, invitation-only funerals, and of course, cats, ducklings, and goslings. J


Kingston Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Charlotte Haigh on March 26, 2018, 3:49 a.m.

This was the first Death Cafe I'd hosted and it was a fantastic way to spend 90 minutes on a Saturday afternoon! We had a group of 11 and spanned a sweeping panorama of topics, from soul midwifery and paganism to the taboo of grief and how the loss of community has impacted on bereavement. The Willow was a relaxed venue with great muffins! Thanks to all who came. 


Death Cafe Wien Write up

Posted by Alexandra Kleinheinz on March 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Es war das 4. Treffen des Death Café Vienna. Manche mussten früher gehen, manche konnten erst später kommen - und wieder war es ein bereichernder Austausch zwischen uns. Eine besondere Freude war für mich, dass Natascha Vittorelli gekommen ist. Sie war meine "Initialzünderin für das Death Café" als Vortragende bei einer Veranstaltung über das Thema "Endlichkeit". Über sie habe ich vom Death Café erfahren, sie hat mich mit ihrer Lesung berührt und mit ihrem Workshop "aufgeweckt". Seit Juni 2017 veranstalte ich das Death Café Vienna und jedes Treffen bereichert mich auf neue Weise - Danke Natascha!


It's another Death Cafe at the Long Community at Highland Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on March 18, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

What a great venue for a Death Cafe. Attending this second time Death Cafe were some residents, some second time attendees and lots of new Death Cafe first timers.

The conversations flowed at two separate tables. In all, more than 20 attended - some for the entire two hour of conversation; some less.

We are grateful to our facilitators, our guests and the exceptional staff at the Long Community who were so prepared for this event.

Wondeful scones, cakes and dining finery ... and a pap to the day - a one button system for showing a film following the Death Cafe.

Thank you everyone.

 

 


Wyomissing Public Library's FIRST Death Cafe Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on March 18, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

This was our very first death cafe at Wyomissing Public Library and our second Berks county, PA death cafe. There were a few return death cafe attendees in addition to new faces, and although we had a small group, the conversation was lively and engaging and covered a range of topics - having agency for your own death, considering those we leave behind, writing obituaries, what meaning there is (or is not) in visiting loved one’s graves, and so much more. We’re deeply grateful for our local death cafe community.


Death Cafe East Van Write up

Posted by Sky Bray on March 16, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

A Death Cafe is a place where people get together for the purpose of having open and thoughtful conversations about death and dying.

SMALL DETAILS:

This is a free or by-donation event! Donations collected support the cake and coffee fund. 

This event is in a private home in East Vancouver. The address will be emailed out to you upon registration. 

Register at spiritmamasky@gmail.com to get on the list!


Death Cafe Bristol Write up

Posted by MaryTutaev on March 16, 2018, 4:12 a.m.

An evening of new and regular members who all were keen to explore and  share ideas ......such a great feeling of community and in fact people didn't want to stop talking when we had to finish! So many expressed the relief and sense of being able to unfold and explore their concerns,experiences and ideas ..... As usual great refreshments and we look forward to the next meeting! 


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