The purpose of death cafes are to drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. They are held with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action. Death Cafes have sprung up all over the world. This will be the first public Death Cafe group on O'ahu. To learn more about the Death Cafe movement, go to deathcafe.com Death Cafes are not for profit. If you own a business that deals in any way with death and dying, you can not solicit for your services at it.
Please join us on Monday, May 13th from 6-8pm for the 14th Death Cafe Honolulu, a free event with tea, cake and conversation.
The purpose of a Death Cafe is to give people space to talk openly about all things related to death and dying.
The conversation is steered by the participants, and has previously touched on topics such as medical decision-making, paddling clubs taking people's ashes out to sea, teaching youth about volunteering in hospice, natural burial, and so much more.
We will be meeting at Temple Emanu-El at 2550 Pali Highway in Honolulu in the Temple library. Facing the Temple, the library entrance is on the right. There is parking available in the lot attached to the temple.
Please RSVP. If you plan on attending, please arrive by 6pm. Late arrival disrupts the conversation, and makes it harder for you to participate.
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeHonolulu for more info about Death Cafes.
Please feel free to bring snacks (and let us know if you are so we don't over-buy). There will be cake, water, and tea for sure.
Please contact us if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you all at the Cafe.