Posted by Leanne Skipsey

Death Cafe Upwey, Victoria, Australia at Abitza Cafe

Hosted by Leanne Skipsey


May 28, 2015

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (AEST)

End time:

9:30 p.m. (AEST)


Abitza Cafe, 56-58 Main St, Upwey,

Victoria, Australia

(opposite Upwey Station)




No charge for Death Cafe; just pay for your refreshements order

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About this Death Cafe

Though dying is a normal part of life and death is part of daily viewing on our screens, it’s a topic most of us are less at ease speaking about, which increases the challenge when dying and death directly impact our lives. Embracing the inevitability of death enlivens daily life.

In current times we generally lack shared community wisdom around dying and death; yet, just a few generations ago people themselves knew or had close neighbours who knew what to do, and how to be with someone who is dying, or mourning a death.

Death Cafes bring people together for a profound sense of community, speaking helps to release fear and build personal literacy around dying and death

Most of us have experiences, stories, questions around dying and death that await expression in the right time and place; perhaps about the death of beloved family and friends, close brushes with death, or ponderings about the process of death or care choices available which improve   quality of life as we die.

Death Cafe Upwey at Abitza Cafe May 28th 2015 offers a relaxed place to share about dying and death over good food and coffee.  

There is no charge for Death Cafe, just your food & drink order.

Come and share with others, hear their thoughts and experiences. Build ease and literacy around dying and death.

Death Cafe event overview

 7.00pm - people arrive, register and order refreshments & join any table.

7.30pm – Event begins with a brief introduction and background of Death Cafe; the intention, and  process.TheFacilitator at each table creates a relaxed easy space supporting inclusive free flowing conversation. Everyone is invited to speak and share if they choose , though doing so is optional. Conversations are far ranging often including humour, stories and experiences around dying & death , caring for dying loved ones, quality of life whilst dying, funerals, green burials, care planning to enable quality of life whilst dying, increased enjoyment of life in accepting the finiteness of our human lives.

9.20pm – wrap up at each table

9.30pm – Close with announcements re future death cafes and related events.

About Leanne Skipsey


My passion is support others to live and die well, and contributing to a cultural shift of people recognising the powerful role that dying and death play in all our lives.

I draw on over 25 years managing health promotion programs (including palliative care) a long standing meditation practice, and professional teacher training in meditation. I teach Mindfulness and Self Compassion as a trainer with ‘Thinking Healthy’


Mob  0425 700 172

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