The Gathering – August 13 – Death Cafe

The Gathering – August 13 – Death Cafe

Dates: Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7 PM ET
Available by: Join by Videoconference Only (learn more about videoconference)
Suggested Love Offering: $ 10.00


Join One Spirit for The Death Cafe - a special evening of "The Gathering"

A Death Cafe is a gathering of people, often strangers, who come together to discuss death. In a culture where death is the most taboo subject that a person can bring up, death cafes provide a safe space and small group format where participants can discuss any aspect of death that they are interested in, curious about or wish to explore. Rather than grief support or a counseling session, the objective of a death cafe is simply to raise awareness of death so as to help people make the most of their lives.

Thursday, August 13, at 7 PM ET.


Carin Bonifacino

Rev. Carin Bonifacino

Reverend Carin Bonifacino is an Interfaith Minister who works primarily in the field of death and dying. She is a funeral and memorial service officiant, an End of Life Doula, and a Home Funeral Guide. Carin is also a death educator and launched a new 4 week course in 2020 called, “End of Life Planning for Mid-life People.” More information on her work can be found at:

Catharine DeLong

Rev. Catharine DeLong

Catharine is a certified Contemplative Musician and Music-Thanatologist. With harp and voice she tends to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of palliative patients who are approaching the end of life. Catharine is the current facilitator for the New York Open Center’s Art of Dying “Integrative Thanatology” program. She is honored to present workshops; “Introduction to Thanatology” and “Music as Medicine at the End of Life” for the Open Center. She is grateful for the opportunity to both educate, and to be at the bedside of patients and their loved ones in their last days and hours. Her work allows patients and loved-ones to encounter the dying process as a natural passage, and to make meaning of their end of life experience.


If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.