Death Cafe write-ups


Death Cafe Iowa Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 22, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

For our August’s Death Café Iowa we met at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Carrie Bauer and Buffy Peters (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. There were 10 people in attendance, 8 women and 2 men, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Because most of the group has been to our Death Café’s before introductions tended to focus on updates and thoughts since the last Death Café. Some topics that sprung were the importance of talking more openly about death, questions and ideas about what to include in wills, who should be the executor, family traditions ...


Quincy's First Death Cafe Write up

Posted by janejoy on Aug. 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Hi Folks,

We are cancelling all future events in Quincy at least for now.

Both Priscilla and I have enjoyed hosting these events for the past year but no longer will be availalbe to do so for the forseeable future.

Thanks to all of you who participated so actively in our wonderful discussions.

Love and joy,

Jane

 

 


Death Cafe - Sydney Write up

Posted by April Lewis on Aug. 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Feedback from 3 different ladies, for whom it was their first experience of a Death Cafe:

1) Thanks so much for hosting the Death Cafe on Tuesday. It was a great chance to explore ideas that most of us think or worry about at some point but don't necessarily get the opportunity to discuss. I felt it was a really safe, non-judgemental space where everyone was respected and I liked hearing people's different perspectives on the various issues we talked about. It certainly reframed the way I was looking at some things, and was very thought provoking. I hope to get back to another one at ...


Chambana Death Cafe July 2017 Write up

Posted by Sherry Gilles on Aug. 12, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Our most recent death café was held on July 15, 2017 at the Unity Church and Spiritual Center on Main Street in Urbana, Illinois.

This was the first death café I held since the death of the founder of Death Café and Impermance, Jon Underwood, died unexpectedly about a week before. I was shocked and managed, for this café, to get some pictures and shared a bit of his story before we got started. 

Incidentally he had been working with a Buddhist temple to arrange death services and burials to be done there. They honoured him by making his funerary service their first.

There were a total of ...


1st Alton Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Wendelien McNicoll on Aug. 8, 2017, 5:39 a.m.

Alton Death Café 20th July 2017

Our second Death Café held in the Allen Gallery Alton held 7-9 pm on 20th July 2017.

Diana and I welcomed 11 people some who had travelled from further afield to attend.

We were able to host this first Death Café in Alton in the wonderful Allen Gallery who are in the midst of their Jane Austen exhibition. Jane died 200 years ago on the 18th of July and lived in Chawton, a lovely village very close to Alton. We are very grateful for the lovely volunteers who helped make the evening a success.

The death of Jon Underwood ...


Death Cafe Porto Alegre Write up

Posted by Death Cafe Porto Alegre on Aug. 5, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Esperamos por vocês!


Death Cafe Tampa Write up

Posted by Cat Martin on Aug. 5, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Death Cafe Tampa 
13 people attended this Death Cafe! 
I was so surprised I forgot to offer cake to y'all. My apologies and thanks to all who attended.

 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1903097009954614&id=1741964029401247


Death Cafe Duluth / Superior Write up

Posted by Pals on Aug. 4, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

This gathering was another fascinating discussion.  Sometimes we see death and limit it to death of the physical body.  This evenings conversation was greatly about death of Dreams - life goal dreams, daytime dreams and what all that encompasses.  Grieving the loss of that life dreams seemed to be as great as grieving the loss of a loved one.  After all, aren't life dreams a huge part of our finite lives?  That gave us much to talk about.  The cake was fantastic!


1st Alton Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Wendelien McNicoll on Aug. 1, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Alton Death Café 20th July 2017

Our second Death Café held in the Allen Gallery Alton held 7-9 pm on 20th July 2017.

Diana and I welcomed 11 people some who had travelled from further afield to attend.

We were able to host this first Death Café in Alton in the wonderful Allen Gallery who are in the midst of their Jane Austen exhibition. Jane died 200 years ago on the 18th of July and lived in Chawton, a lovely village very close to Alton. We are very grateful for the lovely volunteers who helped make the evening a success.

The death of Jon Underwood ...


Whangarei's 3rd Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Jo Moselen on July 30, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Whangarei's 3rd Death Cafe was held at Narnia Cafe. We changed the venue for this death cafe from the previously used Public Library to Narnia Cafe to make the access to food and drink easier.

The venue has a separate room which we were able to reconfigure for our purpose and worked quite well although was a little cool and drafty on a cold day. 

There were 9 participants as well as the host Jo Moselen and facilitator Jo Samuel. 

The ages of the participants ranged from 16 to 74. 

We discussed a range of topics including End of life directives, discussing death with your famly, being ...


Swindon Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Sue Holden on July 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

With small numbers due to holidays, we talked about euthanasia as a result of the current news feature on the baby Charlie Dark who English courts have said should be allowed to die and his parents want experimental USA treatment to be allowed. Somehow, we ended up at Christmas! Unfortunately, no mince pies!


Death Cafe - Petersfield, Hampshire Write up

Posted by DianaHants on July 25, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Our First Death Cafe - held at Winton House, Petersfield, Hampshire, UK

(This report is written with a fair bit of basic detail, to include the type of information that I was looking for prior to running our first session, and includes the evaluation feedback at the end)

Thirteen participants joined the 2 facilitators Wendelien and Diana at Winton House.  Some participants travelled over 50 miles to attend, and ages ranged from early thirties to the oldest at 85.  Amongst the group were several retirees, some bereaved people also nurses, end of life doulas, soul midwives, psychologist and bereavement counsellors.  

Participants were welcomed and offered refreshments on arrival and ...


Death Cafe Wien - Austria Write up

Posted by Alexandra on July 23, 2017, 4:48 a.m.

Ein heißer Sommertag, die Stadt kocht und gefühlte 45°C im Cafe Prückel. Wir sind zu dritt und verlagern uns in den Gastgarten. Eine herrliche Atmosphäre breitet sich aus. Kaum zu glauben, wie gemütlich es sein kann über Tod und Sterben zu reden...


Highcliffe Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Lis Horwich on July 21, 2017, 10:19 a.m. 1 comment

A very enjoyable last Death Café hosted with only a few ladies. We talked about near-death experiences, actually that very Wednesday Radio 2 in Jeremy Vine radio show half way through, out-of-body experiences was indeed discussed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08xy0mb. Many other useful topics were talked about.
I would like to advice you all about an event taking place in Bournemouth the 13th of Sep when Ross Bartlett talks on Heaven Therapy. He has written a book of this title and studied mediumship. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heaven-Therapy-Insights-Into-Afterlife/dp/1844096971.
 
So, this leaves me now to say a huge thank you to the more ...


Death Cafe in Mount Joy Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on July 20, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

In spite of a sweltering July afternoon, 20 people came together at the first ever Death Cafe in Mount Joy at the Milanof-Schock Public Library.

Thankful for the air-conditioned comfort of the Library, participants openly shared their thoughts and questions during the two-hour event.

We hasten to say "thank you" to facilitators, Meghan and Jeannie; the library staff and the Death Cafe attendees for their time, energies and collegiality.

Yesterday's was the fourth Death Cafe in Lancaster County in 2017 - the next is slated for September.

 


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