Death Cafe profile for Carmel OBeirne

Location: Australia

About Carmel OBeirne :

I am grateful to have lived over  60 years and raised two daughters who are both unique and conscious humans.

I have had a long career in Education working with children and youth as well as young adults coaching and mentoring.

Over the last 12 years or so I have found myself living an examined life ...noticing and pausing, slowing and reflecting and hopefully becoming a better human with heart open .

I am growing into elderhood with an open heart and learning so much as I go .

So much gratitude for this life now .

What brings you to Death Cafe?

As we live life and be present in all the ups and downs we grow and  deepen into our true selves . 
I found my way into the Death Cafe movement through  a growing interest  in mortality and a desire to wonder about having  a very different end of life to the ones I had witnessed around me .

Death Cafes offer a safe space to share all things End of Life and Death .The conversations seem to immediately go deep and to the heart of what really matters.

What would you like your legacy to be?

That I experienced life with love and was loving in all relationships ...from heartfelt encounters with strangers to the deepest love and connection with friends and family.

Love is all there is . 

Thoughts for sharing:

Death Cafe conversations have  supported me to live my best life now. 

Awareness of cultural differences in the end of life experience allow us to open to possibilities we perhaps hadn't considered .

To live life  with grace and dignity is key to a good death ...gracefully accepting that we all die and being present with all that end if life and death brings .

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Carmel OBeirne 's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northside

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on July 3, 2024, 7 a.m.

With Carmel OBeirne

Aug. 11, 2024, 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (AEST )


Our August Death Cafe will be at an actual cafe and discussions will take place over brunch. 
Our Death Over Brunch theme will allow participants to enjoy a meal as ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Melbourne Northside

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on June 6, 2024, 2:22 a.m. 1 comment

At our last Death Cafe we were honoured to have a creative and passionate film maker attend and film the event for her up coming documentary ...A Story of Endings.

All attendees were comfortable with the filming and understood how important it is for our communities to have conversations around death and dying .

We had deep and vulnerable conversations and really connected as a group. 

We intend to gather again to delve further into conversation about death and in doing so open ourselves to living life in a more connected and curious way.

Thanks to all who attended with open hearts and vulnerability .

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Melbourne Northside

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on Oct. 29, 2023, 2:44 a.m.

With Carmel OBeirne

Nov. 19, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (AEST )


Attending our Death Cafe will provide you with the opportunity to listen and talk about anything connected to end of life and death . We open an inclusive and confidential space ...

Death Cafe write up: Melbourne Death Cafe

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on June 7, 2023, 1:48 a.m.

Thankyou to the group of women this time who gathered on a cold and wet Melbourne Sunday morning and opened their hearts to share all things death and dying. 
Most agreed that these gatherings are so valuable and that in our day to day lives and communities it isnt always easy to find people to talk with about death and dying and end of life generally . They really are taboo subjects for many and we are happy to be breaking this barrier and talking more openly about what is true to us in living and dying .

Thanks to Paula for supporting me again  with the facilitating and to ...

Death Cafe: Melbourne Death Cafe

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on April 8, 2023, 10 p.m.

With Carmel OBeirne and Paula Saltalamacchia

May 28, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time )


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Clifton Hill

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on Aug. 6, 2022, 3:57 a.m.

We gathered in Clifton Hill today to mark Dying to Know Day 2022. Nine of us shared our thoughts and listened to each other speak from the heart about all things End of Life and Death.

Grieving our loved humans  and pets was a common theme today ...Stories about the challenges and the beauty in being with the dying. Staying grounded and open while the emotions of others around you are roller coasting. 
A huge takeaway for me was the understanding of how life is made up of many deaths we experience the cycles of life and move through the decades we grieve  losses and embrace new ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Clifton Hill

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on July 10, 2022, 4:09 a.m.

With Carmel and Paula

Aug. 6, 2022, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone )


This  is a no cost event although it would be expected that participants buy a coffee or tea or have something to eat from the delicious menu to support the ...

Death Cafe write up: Roseneath Death Cafe

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on Nov. 23, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

This morning we hosted our 3rd Death Cafe at Roseneath Community Room in Clifton Hill Melbourne .There were 7 of us, all women and the conversation was free flowing and informative with everyone contributing and holding space for each other. Today we went global and made interesting connections and links to climate change, capitalism and the death of systems as we know them . 

Thanks to all who attended and connected .

Death Cafe: Roseneath Death Cafe

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on Sept. 24, 2019, 5:32 a.m.

With Carmel and Paula

Oct. 20, 2019, 9.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time )


We provide a welcoming space and delicious muffins as an enticement for those attending . People from all age groups and walks of life are welcome. 


Death Cafe: Roseneath Death Cafe

Posted by Carmel OBeirne on July 20, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

With Carmel OBeirne and Paula Saltalamacchia

Aug. 18, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time )


I have attended 3 Death Cafes now in Melbourne and feel excited about running one myself . My friend Paula has agreed to support me to host our first Death Cafe ...

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