What we're about

Death Café is a global social movement which is all about raising our awareness of death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Come and join a hosted conversation about death and dying over cake and coffee - no experience with death is necessary. We encourage participants to support each other free of any particular conclusion, belief system or course of action.
Melanie Mayell started the Christchurch Death Cafe early in 2016. Gatherings happen once a month with upcoming events and dates posted here on Meetup.

Upcoming events (1)

Let's Talk About Death - with coffee & cake

The Lotus Heart

• What happens
Our Death Cafe is a group-directed conversation about death and dying over coffee and cake. Talking about death helps remind us of how precious life is.
We talk about all sorts of interesting death-related things; aging parents, DIY coffins, death doulas, creative things to do with ashes, books we've read, death in different cultures, assisted dying, near death experiences (NDEs), philosophy and the meaning of life, and our own personal experiences to name a few.
We don't promote any particular conclusion, belief system or course of action.
NB. Death Cafe is not grief support. It may not suit people who are recently bereaved or who are actively grieving.

• What to bring
An open mind, curiousity, and a willingness to join in the conversation. NB. We are able to use the upstairs room at Lotus Heart, as long as we buy something from the cafe downstairs :-)

• I love this quote by Arthur Schopenhauer:
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

• Death Cafe etiquette
Seats are limited and there is always a waiting list of people keen to come. If after booking in for any reason you arent able to make it, please come back to this Meetup event page and change your attendance status - this frees up your seat for the next person on the waiting list. many thanks :-)

Past events (51)

Let's Talk About Death - with coffee & cake

The Lotus Heart

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