Summer Death Cafe
August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
As of right now we have not decided whether this event will be virtual or in-person. If we are able to host in person all covid guidelines and regulations will be required.
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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 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.