Southern Gold Coast Death Cafe

Hosted by Lauren Clarke


April 30, 2023

Start time:

1:00 p.m. (Queensland (Australian Eastern Standard Time))

End time:

2:30 p.m. (Queensland (Australian Eastern Standard Time))


Mervyn Roys Cafe

169 Golden Four Drive








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About this Death Cafe

“Who wants to talk about a taboo subject?”
If you would appreciate the freedom to explore a forbidden topic, perhaps it’s time you attend a Death Café.
Engage in the conversations or simply listen.
This event is free, open to all and a safe space to share all things related to death. Engage in the conversations taking place or simply listen to the musings of others.


There is no speaker, no agenda, no selling of anything. The concept is plain and simple: a place for people to express their ideas about death without ridicule or recrimination.


About Lauren Clarke

Your Host: Lauren Clarke

Most of us have memories that marked our childhood; for Lauren, that was the tradition of watching her father give a eulogy. The death of five family members before adulthood, including her own mother, made death known but not understood. Lauren believes it was the things that went unsaid and the attached feelings that went unexplored that stifled what she today believes can be a transformative experience.

In contrast to her childhood, today Lauren is drawn to discussions that encourage us to look closely at the veil. Having worked professionally in Estate Planning, Lauren is familiar with the logistical realities that inform our end of life wishes. But it was her own transformative home birth that drives her passion in advocating for birthing and dying at home.

Sometimes what hurts you the most turns out to be your biggest strength, sometimes that thing is death.

Your Facilitator: Sri-Radhika

Having experienced a lot of death during her adolescence, Sri-Radhika found herself without the tools or language to process what was happening to her. It swept her up and out, she was adrift in grief and the scariest part was the loneliness. The feeling was: it is forbidden to speak about death, it is better to keep it to yourself.

We known death, and the grief that comes with it, is inevitable in this lifetime, however, it can also be a gift. Today Sri-Radhika has grown to acknowledge the power of setting intentions when gathering and recognises her own unique gift in facilitating ceremonies that act as a conduit for connection and a vessel for healing.


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