Death Cafe write-ups

Death Cafe-Texoma Write up

Posted by Melissa Wood/Peaceful End of Life on Oct. 12, 2022, 9:24 a.m.

Hoping to help the residents of Texoma to have a safe space to discuss death and dying and support one another.  This will be an open forum; no agenda, just meeting to talk about death.  This is NOT a group for grief and bereavement.  This is a group to discuss death and dying and to live our lives more fully.

Please use contact form for any questions and to RSVP for the event, at which time the location will be given.  Hope to see you there! 

Brisbane Death Cafe - Kangaroo Point 4169 Write up

Posted by Suzanne on Oct. 3, 2022, 11:28 p.m.

Lively discussions amngst the six attending. Some had been before and some never before. Some came with specific interests - how to cope with dying when working in residential aged care - and some came with several recent deaths of close family and friends. While others had never heard of a Death Cafe before and came along to find out what it was all about. Feedback included: "I love conversations about death and impermanence. It is always interesting to meet people that have never thought of death"; "learning about how to to cope with death in the aged care sector"; "Enjoyed hearing different experiences, especially caring for people at the ...

Brigg Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Johnthedentist on Oct. 1, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

We held the first meeting of Brigg Death Cafe on September 28th in OIKOS Churches together centre in Brigg North Lincolnshire. 
Seven people attended and the conversation was wide ranging and interesting. We all enjoyed our first meeting and look forwards to meeting again on Wednesday November 2nd at 12-30. 

Death Cafe Cincinnati Write up

Posted by Jen Blalock on Sept. 28, 2022, 1:27 p.m.

Death Cafe Cincinnati resumed meetings on September 26 at the Pleasant Ridge library. Eight people attended and we had a lively, organic conversation about death.


We shared resources with each other and I thought you might find them helpful. 


First, we talked about the humorous side of death. Even in the depths of difficulty and sadness, there are those who find a lighter way to move through it.


A novel:  “The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg (author of Fried Green Tomatoes). Here is a blurb about the book: 


With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie ...

Dunstable Death Cafe Write up

Posted by DunstableLibrary on Sept. 27, 2022, 9 a.m.

We had a small group of 3, with some very interesting conversations about local burials, especially environmentally friendly ones that are local as well. Some great insights from attendees. 

Las Vegas Death Cafe (online) PDT Write up

Posted by Chris Ruggiero on Sept. 6, 2022, 10:36 a.m. 1 comment

As this was my first Death Cafe, it couldn't have gone any better. Only one person (and myself) showed up. This worked out wonderful as she is an old friend whom I have always admired so the conversation flowed beautifully. Her dog had recently died and she was greiving. We were both happy with how it went. She said she'll come to the next one as "it's something we should all be talking ablout."

As for me, I agree with my friend. I also have much to learn. 

Death Cafe in Annascaul Write up

Posted by AnnascaulCafe on Aug. 30, 2022, 11:42 a.m.

We  held an informal death cafe on Aug 26th  where 7 people attended. We discussed  issues relating to undertakers, palitive care professionals, Avoiding Death and not turning from all that's dying. We spoke about facing it and mourning it. Grieve it. Let it blow your heart open. This is the doorway to a new world.


We  will continue to look at new  ideas of death and how  other are thinking about this subject . What new things can each of us learn and discover

Dunstable Death Cafe Write up

Posted by DunstableLibrary on Aug. 19, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

A lovely group of 7 people (including two facilitators) - we had a great time talking about various topics such as supporting a dying friend, how other people support us during bereavement, pet loss and pet therapy at the end of life. We also touched on how social media distorts our perception of death i.e. teenage suicides, or famous deaths being almost glamourized. 

Overall a very insightful conversation with positive feedback from the attendees.

Death Cafe Clifton Hill Write up

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 ...

Online Death Cafe Tunbridge Wells BST Write up

Posted by carmeldunmall on Aug. 4, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

14 of us joined in a discssion on the silence around talking about death. It was a varied conversation tonight, very tender in parts.

Thank you to all who attended.

Death Cafe Whangarei Write up

Posted by Jo Moselen on July 31, 2022, 5:16 p.m.

Another succesful Death Cafe of 11 people in total. Feedback was postive and people are definitely get something out of attending. Discussions ranged from personal stories of death of a loved one, near death experiences and what happens after death, Hospice and suports available to the dying and their families.

Thank you everyone for coming.



Death Cafe Whangarei Write up

Posted by Jo Moselen on July 31, 2022, 5:11 p.m.

After not having had a Death Cafe for over a year it was great to meet again. There were 18 (including the two facilitators), all of us women, regulars  and new comers. The  lively and engaging discussion included, end of life choice, what do you do when someone dies, unexpected death and post mortems, what makes a good or bad death. The feed back was unanimously positive about the event, the negatives were about noise and difficulty hearing for some. We tried a new venue and as with all past venues the noise (cafe's are noisey) is the one negative. This venue fully supported and encouraged Death ...

Dunstable Death Cafe Launch Write up

Posted by DunstableLibrary on July 22, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

The first Death Cafe session in Dunstable went much better than expected. There were a couple of reservations in advance but after we started we had gotten to a nice group of 9 (including the facilitator).

The topics we discussed were funeral rites in different cultures and religions, we touched upon the topic of cremation vs. burial, as well as what does it mean to respect the wishes of the dead when planning a funeral.

Overall it was a rich discussion and everyone's feedback was overwhelmingly positive. It is a relief as we have been planning on having the meetings on a monthly basis but were not ...

(Sequoias First) Death Cafe Write up

Posted by FriarTuck1 on June 28, 2022, 1:36 p.m.

We had 16 people total (counting the two of us as facilitators) and had a lively discussion of experiences, hopes, fears, and thoughts about death and dying. The post-event evaluations were unanimously positive and at the end of the session, the group wanted to meet again with the same people. We told them that there was a wait-list of people in the building who wanted to attend and who would get first crack at the next one in about a month. But again, feedback was overwhelmingly positive and folks were quite appreciative of the chance to talk in a safe place.  

Online Death Cafe, Albany, CA PDT Write up

Posted by merav on June 28, 2022, 1:32 p.m.

 Lori and Jim hosted this June Death Cafe.Past feedback requested we remain in one room instead of Breakout room  We welcomed 3 regualr attendees and 3 new. We are west coast, east coast, and mid west. 

Topics on the minds and in the hearts for discussion: end of life planning, grief, and caring for another at end of life. 

 Appreciation for a space to listen and be heard, validation of "I am not alone" The next Scheduled Death Cafe Albany, CA PDT is July 24th.

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