• October 29, 2018
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Namaste Hall
    California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 6:30 pm 10/29/2018 8:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Death Cafe CIIS Death Cafe Series on Monday, October 29, 2018 . Death Cafes are a safe, welcoming place in which people share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as food. Namaste Hall
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Office of Alumni cmitchell@ciis.edu false MM/DD/YYYY

Please RSVP.  This is a free event.  Refreshments will be served.

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Teacup with blue skull and red flowers Welcome to Our First Death Cafe

Hosted by Cynthia Mitchell and Richard Buggs

Join us in this global movement. Death Cafes are a safe, welcoming place in which people share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cake.

There have been thousands of Death Cafes held throughout the world. From the administrative details of death and dying to the most profound spiritual, religious or philosophical issues, all topics are welcome.

Jon Underwood, who organized the first Death Cafe in London a few years ago, said he was inspired by death discussions pioneered by Bernard Crettaz, a Swiss sociologist. The first Death Cafe in the U.S. was held in Columbus, Ohio, five years ago, and "It's just kind of snowballed," he said, estimating nearly 300 Death Cafes have been held in the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and Singapore.

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