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Death Cafes: increasing the awareness of death and making the most of our lives

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 19 February 2013

 


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Death Cafes: increasing the awareness of death and making the most of our lives
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 152
Posted DateTuesday 19 February 2013 17:30 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/death-cafe-dying-en ... 
http://www.deathcafe.com/p/what-is-death-cafe.html ... 
CategoriesKnowledge Cafe

I have all sorts of ideas for Knowledge Cafes. I have always thought they would make good vehicles to discuss taboo subjects though I have never had or made the opportunity to experiment with this idea. I am sure though that such Cafes have been run - probably to the World Cafe format.

Talking about Death is one of our biggest taboos. So I was delighted although a little surprised when someone recently told me about Death Cafes and pointed me to this article: Death Cafes Grow As Places To Discuss

There is even a Death Cafe website. I rather like their mission statement:
At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

The objective of Death Cafe is "To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives".


In other words, in discussing death you may get to make more of your lives.




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