Death Cafe profile for Iñaki Peña Bandrés

Location: Spain

About Iñaki Peña Bandrés:

I am a doctor of Internal Medicine in the Basque Country, specially focused on Palliative Care.

I have written and directed a documentary about the grief process in 2013, which title is "Aulki Hutsak" ("Empty Chairs").

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I first hosted a DC in the town of Zarautz (Basque Country) in March 23, 2017, along with nurse Amaia Artze.

It was part of a massive experience coordinated by the Spanish HUCI Project and leadered by Gabi Heras in about 20 cities and towns.

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Iñaki Peña Bandrés's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Zarautz 7th edition

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on Oct. 22, 2018, 3:10 a.m.

With Anjel Irastorza / Iñaki Peña

Oct. 24, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (UTC+1)


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Zarautz

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on June 14, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Last june 12th Jabi Bereziartua and I hosted the 6th edition of DC in our town, at the Basque coastline.

The previous one was the first one taking place inside our newly created compassionate community, "Zarautz, Herri Zaintzailea".

Besides, in these days we have hold the international congress on Palliative Care in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, about 90 km from Zarautz. Precisely, this has been the context for the creation of our compassionate initiative.

Regarding to the 6th edition of DC, 14 people attended it, 9 women and 5 men. 7 people over 60 yeras-old, and 7 below that. 

Quite a younger group, taking into account that, for ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Zarautz

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on June 10, 2018, 3:26 a.m.

With Jabi Bereziartua / Iñaki Peña

June 12, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (UTC +0)


This one is the 6th edition at our town. The second one taking place as a compassionate community. Already inside the international network. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Zarautz

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on Oct. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

With Amaia Artze / Iñaki Peña

Oct. 19, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (UTC +0)


This is going to be the third edition of Death Cafe taking place in our town, in Zarautz. 

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Zarautz

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on June 15, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Date: June 7th, 2017.

Place: Hotel Alameda. Zarautz (Basque Coutry).

Hosts: Amaia Artze and Iñaki Peña.


In this second edition at our town, 18 people attended the event. Most of them were women (14:4).

Almost half of the attendants were over 65 years-old. But there was a couple from Zumaia, a mother with her son, 20 years-old. It was really interesting listening to him, his thoughts, his experience.

Most of the people who came over would like to repeat some time. Next one, probably in september.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Zarautz

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on May 22, 2017, 1 p.m.

With Amaia Artze / Iñaki Peña

June 7, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (UTC +0)


After our first DC as hosts, as many people as they attended the event couldn't make it in, so we had to organize this other one!

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe ZARAUTZ (SPAIN)

Posted by Iñaki Peña Bandrés on March 29, 2017, 11:11 p.m. 1 comment

It took place on March 23, 2017. In the coastal town of Zarautz (Basque Country), at Hotel Alameda.

Hosted by nurse Amaia Artze and doctor Iñaki Peña, and attended by a total of 14 people:

  • 7 women and 7 men.
  • Below 50 year old 7 people and >50 another 7.
  • 6 health proffesionals, 8 people holding another employment status.

People came from different backgrounds: 

  • One man came from a Christian parish an one couple from a Buddhist community.
  • One 60 year-old woman was going through the anticipatory grief for her husband, ill with cancer.
  • One 40 year-old woman told us about having esoteric experiences.

Short video ...

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