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Summer Death Cafe

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lakewood Cemetery
Free | Registration is required
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About this event

Join Lakewood for our seasonal Death Café. Following the model developed by Jon Underwood, the Death Café allows our community members to enjoy a treat, have some tea, and discuss death. The goal of this quarterly gathering is to provide a safe and comfortable space to ask those difficult questions and become more comfortable with living in the presence of death and dying. 

This is a casual free-flowing discussion group that is guided by attendees, though the host will be ready with talking points we encourage you to join us with any thoughts, questions, or ideas for the group to discuss.

There are no predetermined topics or themes.

Attendees are encouraged to guide the conversation however feels most natural, and interject with other thoughts and topics as needed. The hosts will intentionally step back unless more guidance or topics are needed.

Please note: This is not an end-of-life planning event, bereavement group, or grief counseling event – it is a discussion group for topics related to death and dying. This event will cover topics that may be difficult to discuss, but we hope this event will provide a safe and respectful space for our community to come together, share their thoughts, and encourage discussion on the universal topic of death.

About your guide

Your guide, Christin Ament, is a palliative care and hospice provider who has led meditations on death around the globe. She has studied with teachers from many wisdom traditions and brings a deeply grounded presence to this powerful practice.

The Lakewood Garden Mausoleum

This event will take place in the upper level reception space of our beautiful Garden Mausoleum. Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Precautions

We are offering the following safety precautions, in accordance with Minnesota State and CDC regulations, to ensure all those participating are safe:

  • Attendees must wear a mask at all times in all of our buildings.
  • All restrictions regarding masking and social distancing at the time of this event will be enforced. Any changes or updates will be sent to attendees before the event.
  • Providing hand sanitizer, face masks, and sanitizing wipes at check-in.
  • If you are feeling sick or running a temperature, we ask that you stay home. Use good judgement, if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you or anyone in your household is waiting on the results from a COVID-19 test, please stay home.

We are eager to make a safe return to indoor, in-person events, but also honor and respect that this may be difficult for some. If you need any accommodations or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to

Please know that we will continue to abide by any changes to state guidelines regarding covid safety, and will update attendees accordingly.

Ticket costs will be refunded at any point if you need to stay home for safety reasons.

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation

This event is sponsored in part by the Lakewood Heritage Foundation, which supports educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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