I will be hosting another Death Cafe at Annandale on Saturday 16th August, 2014 from 2-4 pm. This will be a special Death Cafe, to celebrate "Dying to Know Day" (August 8) - to help build death literacy in Australia. Over a cup of tea or coffee, with a delicious muffin, come along and meet others who wish to have a conversation about death and dying - in a safe, supported environment. Death will come to us all, yet how many people struggle to talk about it or to share their experiences around death and dying? How many people find that if they do wish to talk about death, they are dismissed as being weird or morbid? As an attendee of my first Death Cafe, I was impressed when the host said: "The biggest challenge to such conversations is the space and time allowed to share our stories of death and dying, be they sad or joyful, grief-laden or a treasure to remember." I decided then that I wanted to host a Death Cafe, this will be my second, the first was a month ago, well attended and stimulated some interesting discussion.
As places are limited to 15, it is essential to book. Please click on the link to secure a place and look forward to seeing you there. The cost of $10 is to cover refreshments and the use of the space, as Death Cafes are run on a not-for-profit basis. Come along and share your thoughts, feelings or experiences about Death and Dying in a safe, supportive environment, over a cuppa and a delicious muffin.Check it out on the Death Cafe website http://deathcafe.com
or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to a video chat with Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe, and other Death Cafe hosts, held on 5th June 2014:
Here is a write-up of the last Death Cafe which was held on 14th June, 2014:
"After participating in the Death Cafe this afternoon I was left with plenty of food for thought. Death is not a mundane subject of conversation by any means, but to participate in a group conversation about it is certainly thought provoking. I walked away today with some very interesting impressions of different perceptions death in the people around me. Confronting and mind opening. Thanks for a unique experience."