Death & Chocolate - A Death Cafe Discussion
with Janice Polizzi and MaryEllen Kirkpatrick
Wednesday, July 24: 7pm-9pm
Death is one of the most difficult transitions we make, but so often we turn away from even discussing it until it is upon us and we are least able to think things through. At a Death Café, people come together to drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. It is not a teaching event. It is a facilitated group directed discussion with no agenda or theme; we are not attached to any outcome. Our objective is to provide a venue where we can begin an open and frank conversation, free from judgment, about the end that waits for us all. Everyone is invited; people from all backgrounds will find participation in this conversation beneficial- young, old, people who have experienced loss, people who have not had experience with death, and people facing their own end of life.
Facilitator(s): Janice Polizzi and MaryEllen Kirkpatrick are both longterm practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, and experienced facilitators with extensive experience in hospice and bedside caregiving.
For this discussion we will adhere to the Death Café Guidelines, following the model started by Jon Underwood (www.deathcafe.com) We are offering this free event as a secular experience with a discussion group format, with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action. This is not intended as grief support or a counseling session. RSVPs would be welcome for the purpose of preparing enough tea and cake, but last minute walk-ins will be welcome.