Death Cafe Links and News Page


Green Burial comes to Edmonton, Alberta

Posted by Gina Vliet on Aug. 12, 2019, 3:14 p.m.


Was asked to speak on the radio recently about Edmonton Alberta's first green burial cemetery. And of course Death Cafe came up!

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-52-radio-active/clip/15731227-burials-going-green

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Alan Watts on Death

Posted by Shaheda on June 13, 2019, 12:39 p.m.


"Day after day we remember the days that have gone on before, even though there is the interval of sleep. Finally there comes a time when, if we consider what is to our true liking, we will want to forget everything that went before. Then we can have the extraordinary experience of seeing the world once again through the eyes of a baby – whatever kind of baby. Then it will be completely new and we will have all the startling wonder that a child has, all the vividness of perception which we wouldn’t have if we remembered everything forever."

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4rMxg8JOn0

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Recent articles on Grief - Week of May 20th 2019

For the week of May 20th, 2019, here are some articles on grief that I think are useful and interesting.

I am a psychotherapist in Corte Madera California (outside of San Francisco). I specialize in therapy with seniors, aging, grief and end of life. www.jbamft.com

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Recent articles on grief

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on May 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m.


Recent articles on grief

This is a summary of recent articles on grief.  I hope you find them interesting and helpful in exploring your own grief experience.

I'm a psychotherapist in the San Francisco area specializing in aging and grief.  You can find more resources on my website www.jbamft.com.  

 

 

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Facing Your Mortality: Can we prepare for Death?

Posted by Deerheart on March 25, 2019, 8:21 a.m.


Death cannot be truly understood. Death is better understood within the soul, our essential being, and our heart. In a culture where dying and death is feared, we have no verbal language to express the immensity of dying, death or grief; no aptitude to be a faithful witness or to comprehend how it feels to be dying. What we most profoundly think and trust, what we passionately love, fear, or desire, undeniably escapes sufficient verbalization— as with death.

 

Link: http://www.theheartway.org/facing-our-mortality-can-we-prepare-for-death/?fbclid=IwAR0ylyvxZgzYhZyGCPhmERHnmCY0nde0Ti-yOqHrbuzNlTunQktMfKSUw3c

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Rilke on Loss, Grief and Transformation

Posted by UliBaer on March 20, 2019, 11:07 a.m.


Rilke on Loss, Grief and Transformation

After my father passed away, 10 weeks after I witnessed the attacks of 9/11 (and unrelated to it), I collected and translated poet Rainer Maria Rilke's letters of condolence. 17 years later I published Rilke's The Dark Interval: Letters on Loss, Grief and Transformation. The book helped me get through a very dark period of loss and grief. It might be of help to others. 

I am humbled to be the translator of the great poet Rilke, whose words have sustained me for a long time. And I am honored that singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, a great lover of poetry and Rilke, recorded this book ...

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Resources for professionals

Posted by Rowcroft Hospice on March 14, 2019, 9:47 a.m.


Resources for professionals

Clinical resources for Professionals

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Lebenswert Bis Zum Ende, ZDF, German TV

Posted by Josefine Speyer on Feb. 1, 2019, 6:37 a.m.


Lebenswert Bis Zum Ende, ZDF, German TV

Renate Werner filmed a death cafe hosted by Josefine Speyer in London as part of this German TV program, available until October 2019.

In Germany every second person dies in hospital, but it does not have to be that way. People could die at home, well cared for and not being alone. "plan b" shows how we bring dying and death back into our midst.

 

To watch this film for free go to the website and download the 30 minute film.

 

 

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Recent articles on Grief

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on Dec. 29, 2018, 11:11 a.m.


Recent articles on Grief

This is a round-up of recent articles on grief and grief counseling.  I hope you find it useful and interesting.  Jacob Brown www.jbamft.com 

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The first Wednesday evening of this month, (October 3, 2018) our family’s Great Dane passed away peacefully resting under a cedar tree. His body had been breaking down...

Link: https://theuncarvedblog.com/tag/death-cafe/

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Recent articles of grief and grief counseling

A roundup of recent articles on Grief and Grief Counseling. I especially recommend the article from the Washington Post on how a nun helps prepare for end of life.

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A workbook to prepare for death

Posted by Brennyn Molloy on Dec. 19, 2018, 7:05 a.m.


A workbook to prepare for death

The Process of Passing is a workbook designed to help the reader come to terms with their mortality, while building and validating their memorial legacy and preparing for what lies ahead.

This is our newest work and we are so grateful to have the oppertunity to share it here.

 

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Glass Cremation Jewelry

Posted by Philos on Nov. 23, 2018, 9:08 p.m.


Glass Cremation Jewelry

Hand blown glass cremation pendants, beads and marbles created with the ashes of your loved one.

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Free short book about death

Posted by Phil Brisk on Sept. 10, 2018, 4:43 a.m. 1 comment


Having hosted a very successful event featuring a leading near-death experience researcher last year, and having spent several years researching various related phenomena, I felt moved to write a little introductory book that might be helpful to people approaching the subject of death in a fearful way. 

I am a professionial writer, a qualified teacher and a qualified bereavement counsellor, so I guess all these strands combined in the impulse to write the book.  Anyway, I am happy to send an electronic copy to anyone who wants to take a look.  Just email phil@anotherwayassociates.com.

It is deliberately short so should only take a couple of hours to read.  And if anyone wants to get in touch after reading, please feel free to do so.  My email address again is phil@anotherwayassociates.com

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Edna's Death Cafe!

Posted by Jools Barsky on Sept. 7, 2018, 7:55 a.m.


New fiction book written about a Death Cafe:

As in life, death is not without its agenda. This is something seventy-nine year old Edna Reid finds out when her partner, Ted, suddenly dies.

To cope with her loss, she sets up a Death Cafe to break down the taboo around death and to encourage other members of the community to discuss it openly. Over tea and cake, the participants hide their fears behind a veil of dark humour.

Religious fanaticism clashes with Victorian spiritualism as Edna’s meetings trigger lively conversations on the fragility of life, anxiety over dying, cost of funerals, and making sure long-lost greedy relatives don’t benefit from inheritances.

Soon, a series of events begin to unfold which threaten to undermine Edna’s livelihood and the Death Cafe meetings. These events just happen to coincide with the arrival of a mysterious stranger into the village.

Who is she and why is she so hostile to Edna?

Link: https://jane-davis.co.uk/2018/09/04/virtual-book-club-angelena-boden-introduces-ednas-death-cafe/

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