Death Cafe

Explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences about death and dying with members of your community.


Jun 30 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Gum Spring Library
24600 Millstream Drive Stone Ridge, VA 20105


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What is a Death Cafe?

Death Cafes are gatherings where people come together to discuss topics regarding Death and Impermanence in a safe, respectful environment. I am delighted that the folks at Full Distance are sponsoring these Death Cafes during November and December, as I find that the winter holiday season brings up a lot of thoughts for people around immortality. Death Cafes are not grief-processing opportunities but are instead explorations around whatever subjects the participants feel drawn to talk about. As such, each Death Café is as unique as the attendees. Please join us for tea, cake, and conversation!    Death Cafes are offered free of charge. A donation towards the cost of refreshments is entirely optional. 

Why attend a meeting?

Talking about death can make you more able to make thoughtful, empowered decisions regarding life, death, and the dying process. When you are comfortable with these topics, you are better able to live life more fully and to make better decisions in moments of crisis.

What topics are discussed?

Each cafe brings unique perspectives as there is no set agenda. Conversations evolve from the participants so no two Death Cafes are the same. Topics range from…

  •  Personal experiences
  •  Legal aspects
  •  Financial aspects

Who is it for?

While there is no age limit, participants generally range in age from 22 to 82 and are from all walks of life.

Where are they held?

Full Distance Purcellville Studio

I am delighted that the folks at Full Distance are sponsoring these Death Cafes during November and December.

How much does it cost to attend?

Death Cafes are free of charge. RSVP is not necessary.

How did it start?

Started in Europe, Death Cafes came to America in 2012 via Lizzie Miles, a hospice social worker from Columbus Ohio.  Since 2010, over 10,000 Death Cafes have been held in over 69 countries. Personally, I have had the great honor of facilitating Death Cafes since January 2019.

Upcoming Meetings

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Curious about Death Cafes?

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