Further Shore is no longer hosting public Death Cafe, but if you want to host a private Death Cafe for your friends or family in the comfort of your home, we will provide facilitation for that conversation. Your Further Shore facilitators are experienced prehospice educators and end of life coaches.
Truly a global phenomenon, Death Cafés are being held all over the world. To date, cafe’s have taken place in 65 countries! The London-based founder of this social franchise, Jon Underwood, explains that “the objective of a Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group, rather than a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café people come together in a relaxed, confidential atmosphere to discuss death, drink tea or coffee, and eat delicious cake. They are offered by nonprofit organizations with no intention of leading participants toward any particular conclusion, product, or course of action. Here are some notes from previous public cafes.