Death Cafe & Covid-19

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying.

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying, and we are not able to meet each other face-to-face to do this, with as yet, no specified end.

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Welcome to Death Cafe

A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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Talking about death

A Death Cafe is an agenda free discussion about death. So far we've held 15337 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 15337 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are guaranteed!

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Host a Death Cafe

People who adopt the model set out in our guide are welcome to set up their own Death Cafes. So far we've held Death Cafes in 83 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Running Death Cafe is great fun but does take a lot of time. If you value this work please support us on Patreon.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: The East-West (virtual) Death Cafe PST

Posted by Lisa j Winston on Jan. 25, 2023, 12:39 p.m.



With Lisa in California and Katrina in Maine

Feb. 26, 2023, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free


Lisa and Katrina, two interfaith spiritual counselors and colleagues at The Chaplaincy Institute, invite you to an online gathering for open conversation about death. Bring whatever you may think, feel ...



Death Cafe: Andorra Virtual Death Cafe EST

Posted by Jen Hudziec on Jan. 25, 2023, 12:36 p.m.



With Jen Hudziec, BS, LMT, EOLD

March 28, 2023, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EDT)

Free


I am excited to facilitate this online death cafe to reach people in a variety of locations and circumstances. I am fascinated hearing peoples' reflections, stories, and experiences with death ...



Death Cafe: Andorra Virtual Death Cafe EST

Posted by Jen Hudziec on Jan. 25, 2023, 12:34 p.m.



With Jen Hudziec, BS, LMT, EOLD

Feb. 21, 2023, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EDT)

Free


I am excited to facilitate this online death cafe to reach people in a variety of locations and circumstances. I am fascinated hearing peoples' reflections, stories, and experiences with death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nekrasovka

Posted by Galina on Jan. 25, 2023, 9:10 a.m.



With Galina & Irina

Feb. 8, 2023, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Moscow )

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Lacey, Washington

Posted by GrailQuest on Jan. 24, 2023, 8:22 p.m.



With Glenn Harper

March 23, 2023, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations


This is the first Death Cafe hosted at the Lacey Senior Center and the first in-person death cafe hosted by me, Glenn Hatper. 

Looking forward to meeting new friends and ...



Death Cafe: Tri Cities Death Cafe

Posted by Shanel Marie on Jan. 24, 2023, 7:56 p.m.


With Shanel Marie and Sara Quinn

Feb. 12, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (PST)

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Penn Forest

Posted by Kristin Hauman on Jan. 24, 2023, 2:36 p.m.



With Sunset Crossings + Pittsburgh Community Deathcare

April 22, 2023, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for a fun afternoon of all things death and dying! 
What to expect: We will begin with introductions and icebreakers to get the conversation going, followed by open ...


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Putney VT

Posted by Denise Glover on Jan. 24, 2023, 1:32 p.m.

Thirty one people attended our Death Cafe in Putney. We started with an opening circle, then split into several groups. We ended with a closing circle.

 



Death Cafe: Comox Valley Death Cafe

Posted by Comox Valley Hospice Society on Jan. 24, 2023, 12:06 p.m.



With Comox Valley Hospice Society

Feb. 15, 2023, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Free



Death Cafe: East London Death Cafe

Posted by Aprilkeech on Jan. 24, 2023, 9:49 a.m.



With April Keech

Feb. 19, 2023, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT )

Free



Death Cafe: Willesden Jewish Cemetery Death Cafe in Person

Posted by HouseofLifeNW10 on Jan. 24, 2023, 8:49 a.m.



With Willesden Jewish Cmetery

March 13, 2023, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BMT)

Accepts donations


The ‘House of Life’ is a heritage experience at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London’s pre-eminent Victorian Jewish Cemetery. Our aim is open up this fascinating site and encourage visitors of ...



Death Cafe: Greater Lansing Area Death Cafe

Posted by Fellowship For Today on Jan. 24, 2023, 8:23 a.m.



With Rev. Julie Dillon and Rev. Mary Sabaj

Feb. 18, 2023, 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Fellowship For Today is offering a Death Cafe to give people in the Greater Lansing area a safe environment to discuss death. Discussions on death related topics will help increase ...



Death Cafe: The Fulham Death Cafe

Posted by Sidona on Jan. 24, 2023, 5:01 a.m.



With Kingsmith Care

Feb. 6, 2023, 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (GB)

Free



Death Cafe write up: Camano Island Death Cafe

Posted by Vicki226 on Jan. 23, 2023, 11:25 p.m. 1 comment

Thanks very much to the brave souls that attended our first meeting.   It was great to meet our neighbors.  Two couples even knew each other, and were surprised, but not surprised to run into each other.  What a delight to share in the curiosty together.   

 



Death Cafe: Camano Island Death Cafe

Posted by Vicki226 on Jan. 23, 2023, 11:07 p.m.



With Vicki Tracy

Feb. 15, 2023, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (pacific)

Free


Each Death Café has been a fun learning experience for me.  Each one is unique to those who attend and the life experiences and wisdom brought.  Bring your questions and ...