7/17 Death Café – Circle of Sharing




A unique opportunity to share what’s on your mind regarding this often unspoken subject.  It’s not morbid, we promise! 

Tuesday, July 17 1-2:45pm 

North Beach Library, 850 Columbus Avenue

Death Café’s (http://deathcafe.com/what/) have been steadily gaining fans. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.
Note: A Death Café is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Excellent description of cremation process & cremains: (Thank you, Anne A!) 

Comedian Dave Allen, remembering his introduction to religion – his first day of school! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxo81Ok9Urk

Also, Atheist Christopher Hitchens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG-lgmPvYA) is featured giving a presentation on Mother Teresa’s qualifications for Sainthood.

The song MARY DON’T YOU WEEP, sung by Bruce Springsteen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tebjshm7f_I), is something a participant wants played at his funeral. Many in the group agreed.  YouTube has several versions of this song as well, including one by Aretha Franklin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIX6btGIn8w).  

The New Yorker has a great article, WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR DEAD: http://bit.ly/2z8Pb5z

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