The Clear Light Institute of Sukhasiddhi Foundation invites you to join the conversation:
A Death Cafe is an open, respectful, confidential and safe space where people can discuss death and impermanence, and reflect on what is of most importance and value in life.
We live in a culture that denies old age, sickness, death and impermanence. Death Cafe opens the discussion and aspires to provide a safe space for all of us to evolve into a society that accepts death as a part of life.
The venue is a Buddhist meditation center but this will not be a teaching event. Impermanence and death is an essential Buddhist teaching and we welcome the open discussion that increases awareness so we can make the most of our lives.
We adhere to Death Cafe guidelines of an agenda-free discussion, with the topics determined by attendees. We will provide a host and discussion facilitator.
Please come and join us for tea and cake while we discuss death. The event is free but donations are always welcomed.
For over four years we have held quarterly Death Cafes at Sukhasiddhi. Many return again and again. Participants report feeling safe talking about their own illnesses, coping with death and finding meaning in their lives. We hope you will join us.
We are often amazed with the enthusiasm and desire for authentic connection of strangers talking with strangers about what truly matters to them.
After the initial sharing and stories, there is frequently a settling in as heartfelt thoughts and feelings are shared. The Death Cafe model does not guide and direct discussions but allows and supports spontaneous exploration. We support their model and mission: “to raise death awareness with the view of helping people make the most of their finite lives.” -Lama Pat
Cost: No charge
Prerequisites: None. Open to everyone.
Sukhasiddhi Foundation maintains a fragrance free environment. Please do not use any scented lotions, colognes, after shave, shampoo, etc. while attending Sukhasiddhi events. Thank you for your consideration.