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Hayley West

Artist in Blue Mountains

Death Cafe

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2014
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 9

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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Cafe Wakakusa

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Hiro Nakanishi is the organizer of the PechaKucha Night series in Nara, and in this presentation he talks about what led him to want to start the series, as well as how he started his own cafe (where the events are held).

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Medical Herbman Cafe Project

BY SOICHIRO ARAKI
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Landscape designer and project director Soichiro Araki of the design firm EARTHSCAPE speaks of his organization's mission to bring together humans and nature, in particular, the MHCP (Medical Herbman Cafe Project) a means of connecting with local communities through botany and herbal remedies. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2013.

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Death Cafe Mortal Monday

BY SEAN O'CONNOR
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Sean O'Connor will talk about his experience hosting a non-profit event called Death Cafe. At a Death Cafe, people come together to discuss mortality as a means to making the most of the unknown time they have left, & eat delicious cake. Talking about death, I've found, is good for life.

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Death Riders in India

BY CARL HJELTE
@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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Lessons in Living Through Death

BY COLIN EASTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death. 

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A Chorus Walks into a Bar: How David Bowie's Death Happened to Birth a Musical Community

BY KATE SOKOLOFF
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Twice a month, a Portland, ORE bar transforms into a drop-in alt/indie sing-along backed by a live band. A non-chorus chorus, the OK Chorale PDX is like drive-through group karaoke meets bar trivia night: people can come or go at any time, the band’s packed with rotating musicians from Blind Pilot to the Eels, and no one cares what you sound like. The motto: "we're just OK." Some people come to relax and socialize, others to sing without making a commitment, and some even call it their “church.” How did this happen? Why now? Why does it work? You can thank David Bowie. 

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A Chorus Walks into a Bar: How David Bowie's Death Happened to Birth a Musical Community

BY BEN LANDSVERK
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Twice a month, a Portland, ORE bar transforms into a drop-in alt/indie sing-along backed by a live band. A non-chorus chorus, the OK Chorale PDX is like drive-through group karaoke meets bar trivia night: people can come or go at any time, the band’s packed with rotating musicians from Blind Pilot to the Eels, and no one cares what you sound like. The motto: "we're just OK." Some people come to relax and socialize, others to sing without making a commitment, and some even call it their “church.” How did this happen? Why now? Why does it work? You can thank David Bowie. 

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Birth, Death and Everything In Between

BY BILL EVERDEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Bill Everden has worked in the funeral business for nearly 50 years. Here he muses on birth, death, and the joy of everything in between.
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We need to talk about death

BY DEBBIE COLLINS
@ VOL 3 ON APR 11, 2019

Debbie Collins’ talk is about the need to talk about death in order to help face our own mortality as a way to engage more deeply with life, balancing deep joy with suffering.