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Death Cafe

Sun, Feb 26, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mary Ann Christie Burnside, Ed.D., Lexington resident, author, educator, spiritual director and hospice volunteer has shared contemplative teachings and practices with people of all ages since 2007. Sairey Leone Luterman, Lexington resident, grief counselor and certified Thanotologist has supported people over the last ten years as they grieve. Both women are accomplished professionals who are passionate about attending to others with awareness, compassion and care. Mary Ann and Sairey met over a shared interest in what death and dying, a natural stage of life, can teach us about living. They are collaborating to bring Death Cafe to Lexington.

Death Cafe, which began in London in 2011, is a non-profit enterprise that’s dedicated to raising community awareness about death. Since 2011, over 32 countries have offered Death Cafes based on the London model: a group-directed discussion of death, usually with tea and cake and always without agenda, objectives, themes or 'right” answers. It’s not a grief support group or an end-of-life planning program. The purpose of a Death Cafe is simply to provide an opportunity for people to talk with one another about death, something we’re all affected by in our lives.

Sign-ups are required for this event. Use this link

1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420

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