Death Cafe write-ups

February Online Death Cafe Iowa CST Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 22, 2023, 2:40 p.m.

February Death Café Iowa was held on Tuesday February 21st where Buffy Peters, facilitator, had four individuals join her for conversation surrounding death and dying. We had such great conversation this month and we are so thankful for every individual who joins us! Here is a little bit of what this group chatted about.

The first topic of interest was the topic of burial vs. cremation as forms of final disposition. Conversation about “not wanting to take up real estate” in terms of a burial but respecting others’ choices to decide what is best for them. Rituals, such as a burial, and how those impact communities and ...

Online PST Death Cafe Write up

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2023, 4:45 p.m.

We had 15 people join us. We had some serious talks, but we also had some fun. Thanks to all the wonderful folks that showed up and participated. Stay tuned for our next Death Cafe

Tri Cities Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Shanel Marie on Feb. 13, 2023, 4:40 p.m.

Our first event for this death cafe group was a huge success! We had 7 participants, and messages from 3 others that they will be joining us next time! This was huge for our little town, and I'm hopeful that we will continue to grow! We shared our stories, were vulnerable with each other, laughed a whole lot, and had wonderful conversation about grief and American culture as it pertains to death and grief!

Death Cafe Spokane Write up

Posted by LauraKortus on Feb. 12, 2023, 7:52 p.m.

We held our second Death Cafe at the first Presbyterian church, in downtown Spokane. 11 participants were in attendance, 3 of those were facilitators. We had bakery goods from a local bakery and we served coffee, tea, and water to participants. 

This was a very successful DC! We had great feedback from participants, including one suggestion that the group be smaller. Another piece of feedback stated that this particular participant wished they had "less conversation " directed their way. What I took from that was less sympathetic comments after the story was shared. I thought this was very helpful feedback and I will add precise direction next time, at ...

Brisbane Death Cafe at Kangaroo Point Write up

Posted by Suzanne on Feb. 10, 2023, 9:16 p.m.

Our most recent Brisbane Death Cafe at Kangaroo Point attracted a radio interview on the 4BC Weekends segment.

Listen here:

Death Cafe Capitol Hill Write up

Posted by Laura Lyster-Mensh - HCC on Feb. 9, 2023, 7:14 p.m.

At our first Death Cafe of 2023 we met in the chapel at the center of the historic Congressional Cemetery. So appropriate a setting for considering mortality.

We started with a grounding exercise of stomping our feet on the marble floor to send vibrations to the over 60,000 former DC residents surrounding us.

The conversation flowed through themes of control, death cleaning, losses of grandparents, and children's understanding of death.

We will meet every other month this year with a rotating panel of facilitators from the community. 

Nantwich Death Cafe Write up

Posted by FrancesUnderhill on Feb. 7, 2023, 1:17 p.m. 1 comment

Nantwich's first Death Cafe at the Bookshop Cafe had 9 attendees (including 2 facilitators).

It was full of laughter, tears and personal stories. Everyone shared their experiences of death and dying. We shared our fears, wishes and preferences for death. Everyone had an equal chance to speak and life's great mysteries were pondered.

We even talked about inspirational writers of illness and death such as Kathryn Mannix, Atul Gawande and Michael Rosen.

We are now planning another Death Cafe for the Autumn 2023.

Virtual Death Cafe PST Albany, CA USA Write up

Posted by JimKirkpatrick on Feb. 2, 2023, 12:48 p.m.

Genevieve Harvey and Jim Kirkpatrick enjoing our Hosting of Death Cafe. The 10 of us created this experience of a safe open space for sharing ideas, questions, and feelings. Topics included end of life, after life, living with our dying. Participants from Canada and around the US. Feelings of awe, joy and respect. 

A few of us regularly attend this Cafe and some joined for the first time. Look forward to seeing all. Find us listed here on Death and Follow to the Eventbrite Link to register. 

We are very grateful for the support from Death Cafe please follow this link and join us supporting them ...

Tucson Online MST Friendly & Fearless Death Cafe Write up

Posted by TucsonFFDeathCafe on Jan. 26, 2023, 1:31 p.m.

We had a sweet beginning to 2023! This year’s mascot is a sunny yellow rabbit we’ve named Peace.


We talked about our beloved animal companions, how they bring us comfort and solace, and fill our lives with joy, laughter and daily wonder. We zoomed out for a moment to a big picture of how wonderful it would be if structures were in place to care for everyone, ourselves, all the furry, feathered, and other beings that enrich our lives so much. What a relief it would be to subtract the common struggles of how to care for ourselves and our animal companions in times of change ...

Death Cafe in Putney VT Write up

Posted by Denise Glover on Jan. 24, 2023, 1:32 p.m.

Thirty one people attended our Death Cafe in Putney. We started with an opening circle, then split into several groups. We ended with a closing circle.


Camano Island Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Vicki226 on Jan. 23, 2023, 11:25 p.m. 2 comments

Thanks very much to the curious souls that attended our first meeting.   It was great to meet our neighbors.  Two couples even knew each other, and were surprised, but not surprised to run into each other.  What a delight to share in the curiosty together.   


Dunstable Death Cafe Write up

Posted by DunstableLibrary on Jan. 21, 2023, 4:45 a.m. 17 comments

We've had a small group of 5 (including 2 facilitators) and had a lovely conversation about grief: how sometimes grief is different depending on the cause and time of death (sudden deaths vs long-term illnesses). We also dived into the problems one faces when publicising death-related content i.e. on social media but also mortuary services or death-related scientific studies, as it is hard to use a public, visual medium to promote this already repressed subject. 

Online Death Cafe Halifax Nova Scotia AST Write up

Posted by Death Cafe Halifax Nova Scotia on Jan. 16, 2023, 11:39 a.m.

The first virtual Death Cafe of 2023 was held on January 5, 2023 

Over 20 curious people shared their questions and ideas about a good death, and about talking to parents and others approaching death.  Here are a few follow-up notes and suggestions.

VIDEO: This video was recommended -- “The Story Behind Death Cafe with co founder Susan Barsky Reid” about Death Café, including a short clip made on the 10th anniversary of Death Café.  If you search “Death Café Youtube” you will find many more interesting videos as well. 

If you’d like to know more about the global organization, check out their
site – there you can ...

Glasgow Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Bob Stoner on Jan. 10, 2023, 9:45 a.m.

When you attend a meeting there is normally an agenda, something to look to agree upon. Today, everyone brought their own personal agenda, they sought to find understanding, perhaps a bit of peace. We discussed natural burial grounds and whether they offered dignity: 

Did this offer sufficient dignity to their loved one if people were walking possibly over them; 
but how might that compare when scattering ashes on a golf course?

We compared this with mentions from From Her to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty, wrt Japan

The Death Cafe meets again at G431LH, in the Church, between 12-1pm on Tuesday 14th February. 

Death Cafe Carbon County PA Write up

Posted by withinharmony on Dec. 20, 2022, 1:36 p.m.

Lot's of repeats and people with the right heart! Event goers came out in winter weather to share their perspectives and experiences. Lots of laughs, good food and people. 

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