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Death Cafe

April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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About this event
Death Cafe was founded by Jon Underwood, a beloved student at Jamyang and a pioneer in opening up the conversation about death. We often resist thinking death about until we have a direct experience of it, either through bereavement, illness or accident. And yet, death is the most important transition we all have to make. The objective of Death Cafe is to offer a conducive and friendly environment to discuss, increase awareness of, and remove the stigma around death. During the pandemic, the reality of death has had a much more tangible presence in many of our lives. Perhaps this conversation is needed now more than ever.

Event Format
  • It is a group directed discussion with no agenda or theme.
  • It is a secular experience.
  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space.
  • With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, outcome or course of action.
  • It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or a counselling session.
  • On a not for profit basis.
Venerable Barbara Shannon is a long-standing member of the Jamyang Community and has been a fully ordained nun for many years. She is actively engaged in the local community and is a key person on the team here, helping people with issues around death and dying. An engaging and fun speaker, she has a very relaxed style of presenting.

You must register ahead, spaces are limited to enable meaningful dialogue between participants.

Please note: Death Cafe is space for open and confidential discussion. It is not a bereavement counselling or support service. If you are recently bereaved and are seeking professional support, please contact your GP or a relevant service for advice, such as Cruse Bereavement Care. Spaces are limited to enable meaningful dialogue between participants.

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April 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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