DROP IN with Barbara Shannon
Every last THU of the month | 19:00 - 20:30
Honouring the great work of our dear Jon Underwood, Jamyang is proud to present another session of the most wonderful Death Cafe.
Death is one of the most important transitions we make, but often the one we think least about until it is upon us and we are least able to think things through.
The overall objective of Death Cafe is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Not talking about dying can also impact on the way we live in terms of our mental health, perspective on our life and the choices we make. Certainly, not everyone wants to talk about death. However, we have found that a large number of people, on some occasion do want to talk about death.
What is more, we have found that talking about dying can even be enjoyable as well as useful and illuminating. Join us for this difficult but much-appreciated conversation.
-It is a group directed discussion with no agenda or theme.
-It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or a counseling session.
-On a not for profit basis
- In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
- With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
- Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake! We are based in a Buddhist Centre but the Death Cafe is open to all.
-It is a secular experience we follow the model started by Jon Underwood.
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 in the team here helping people with issues around death and dying. An engaging and fun speaker she has a very relaxed style of presenting. Don't miss this.
Booking is not mandatory but highly recommended it because Jamyang can give you a better service