Life is precious and impermanent. Everyone who is born will die. The exact time is unknown. Knowing this, what is most important?
I am facilitating Death Cafés throughout the year at locations in greater Boston. Based on the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, the Death Café was developed by Jon Underwood to help all of us change our relationship to the truest fact of life: death. Whether we are caring for an elderly parent, grieving the death of a loved one, working in a health profession, or young and fit, we all must confront mortality, our own and that of those we love.
At a Death Café, we gather and, with gentle prompting, chat about death from our own experience and perspective. By sharing, we expand our awareness, help heal our society’s relationship to death, and remember to make the most of our lives. All perspectives are treated with respect.