Death is an uncomfortable topic and is often shied away from discussions. The concept of death cafe was the brainchild of Jon Underwood of the UK. It aims to make death easier to handle via conversations in a café setting. Anyone around the world can start one. Dr. Sneha Rooh was the first one to bring this concept to India.
Dr. Sneha Rooh is a palliative physician and founder of orikalankini, an organization that’s changing narratives around Menstruation and sexuality in India. She has hosted 27 Death cafes across India and the next one is right here in Delhi!
What To Expect At The Event?
The death cafe is an open, free, safe space for people to come talk about death, dying and end of life matters while eating cake! The death cafe is NOT an educational session with an expert. Participants share experiences and mull over matters together. They have often found themselves singing, reading out poetry, watching videos and laughing.
What You’ll Love About The Event?
At death cafe, you get to not only listen to experiences but share your own too. When you attend one of these events, don’t forget to bring your poems or stories about death and dying. At Death Café, there are clear ground rules—no commercial interests, no research, confidentiality, compassionate listening, appropriate touch, and no interruptions.
Death Café is not a support group. Here experiences are shared and the participants ask important questions, which help one find one’s own answers. Listening to others’ experiences also helps the process. These conversations are said to make us more open about the concept of death and help us deal with the death of a loved one better.
When | 15th November 2018; 6 PM to 8 PM
Where | J 240, First Floor, J Block, Saket Lane Opposite J Block market, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
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RSVP | Here
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