Death Cafe
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

Yep! Eating cake & talking about death -- how fun is that? Actually, it is. At a death café, people get together to have meaningful conversations about death and what matters most. A Death Café is not a grief or counseling session. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. 

Order a tea or coffee then 'come on back to the back' where we're serving cake!

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The Arts & Healing Connection
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Arts & Healing Connection

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and Deva Nation are excited to present an evening of exploration into how the arts can become a pathway to healing. The ability to heal is one of the great mysteries and miracles of the human body, and the human spirit. Discover the gateway to your inner healer through Poetry, Music, Painting, Sculpture, Healing Touch, Storytelling and more.

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Death Cafe - June
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe - June

Yep! Eating cake & talking about death -- how fun is that? Actually, it is. At a death café, people get together to have meaningful conversations about death and what matters most. A Death Café is not a grief or counseling session. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. 

Order a tea or coffee then 'come on back to the back' where we're serving cake!

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Deva Nation guest at First Friday Speaker's Series
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Deva Nation guest at First Friday Speaker's Series

On the first Friday of the month, speakers give a one-half-hour presentation during the noon hour, followed by an opportunity for questions. Presentations are at First Presbyterian Church at 220 East Hickory Street, free of charge and open to the public. Many of the presentations are recorded for re-broadcast on KMSU, the Minnesota State-Mankato campus radio station.

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DEATH OVER DINNER
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

DEATH OVER DINNER

  • Minneapolis, MN: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church - Fireside Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is Death Over Dinner? It is a chance to gather in a familiar setting to talk with welcoming people about death, a discussion that most people try to avoid. Hosted by MN Threshold Network,

Death Over Dinner is an opportunity to have that difficult yet crucial end-of-life conversation we often tiptoe around. While sharing a meal together, groups will have a chance to ponder and discuss questions such as, “What was your first experience of death like?" or, “If you had a choice, where would you die?”

Please RSVP to help us plan for the meal by going to DEATH OVER DINNER
Hosted by MN Threshold Network - Have questions? Contact Mary Ann Boe 651-303-0744

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Threshold Circle Gathering
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Threshold Circle Gathering

Our guest presenter, Anne Murphy, is a death educator and home vigil guide; one of Minnesota’s experts on home funerals and green burials.

What is a home funeral? Learn your legal rights, costs, environmental benefits, and discuss special considerations & concerns.

What is a green burial? Learn current burial & cremation practices, environmental concerns, conservation burial, green burial containers, green cremation, hybrid burials, and more.

Cost: $10 - Private Event
Limited to 30 people; Please RSVP to Threshold Circle Gathering

Hosted by Donnette Wheelock and Mary Ann Boe

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Death Cafe - April
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe - April

  • Mankato, MN: The Hearth Room, MNSU Centennial Student Union, Lower Level (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
“The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore.”   - Rumi

At a Death Café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. 

Hosted by Mary Ann Boe

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Death Cafe - February
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Death Cafe - February

“The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore.”   - Rumi

At a Death Café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. 

Hosted by Mary Ann Boe

Death Cafes are offered:

  • on a not-for-profit basis
  • in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • as a discussion group, not a grief or counseling session

We’ll serve the cake!


Location:
Hilltop Hy-Vee Coffee Shop - 2010 Adams Street - Mankato, MN, 56001

Contact/RSVP: 
Mary Ann Boe
maryann@devanation.com / (651) 303-0744

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe - January

“The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore.”   - Rumi

At a death café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. 
Hosted by Mary Ann Boe

Death Cafes are offered:

  • on a not-for-profit basis
  • in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action  
  • as a discussion group, not a grief or counseling session

Coffee, tea and water will be available. A free-will donation is appreciated for the space.
 
Location:
Hope Interfaith Center
114 Pohl Road - Mankato, MN, 56001

Contact/RSVP: 
Mary Ann Boe
maryann@devanation.com / (651) 303-0744

 

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe - November

  • Hope Interfaith Center - Mankato, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore.”   - Rumi

At a death café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. Hosted by Mary Ann Boe & Holly Anthony.

 
Death Cafes are offered:

  • on a not-for-profit basis
  • in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action  
  • as a discussion group, not a grief or counseling session

Coffee, tea and water will be available. A free-will donation is appreciated for the space.
 
Location:
Hope Interfaith Center
114 Pohl Road - Mankato, MN, 56001

Contact/RSVP: 
Mary Ann Boe
maryann@devanation.com / (651) 303-0744

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe - October

  • Hope Interfaith Center - Mankato, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At a death café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. Hosted by Mary Ann Boe & Holly Anthony.
 
Death Cafes are offered:

  • on a not-for-profit basis
  • in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action  
  • as a discussion group, not a grief or counseling session

Coffee, tea and water will be available. A free-will donation is appreciated for the space.
 
Location:
Hope Interfaith Center
114 Pohl Road - Mankato, MN, 56001

Contact/RSVP:
Mary Ann Boe
maryann@devanation.com / (651) 303-0744

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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Death Cafe - August

  • Hope Interfaith Center - Mankato, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At a death café, people gather to discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with the notion of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda or theme. Interesting discussions will be had along with new philosophies for embracing life. Hosted by Mary Ann Boe & Holly Anthony.
 
Death Cafes are offered:

  • on a not-for-profit basis
  • in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action  
  • as a discussion group, not a grief or counseling session

Coffee, tea and water will be available. A free-will donation is appreciated for the space.
 
Location:
Hope Interfaith Center
114 Pohl Road - Mankato, MN, 56001

Contact/RSVP:
Mary Ann Boe
maryann@devanation.com / (651) 303-0744

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Aug
15
2:30 PM14:30

Lifelong Learners Presentation

Learn about the global movement: Compassionate Communities for End of Life Care. Discover and explore how Mankato/North Mankato is becoming the first Compassionate Community of its kind in the USA.  End of Life Care - including aging, loss, caring, dying, death and bereavement - is a community wide responsibility.  We all have a role to play. Expand the goodness… reach everyone.     

Mary Ann Boe & Holly Anthony, Deva Nation

Location:
Children’s Museum
224 Lamm Street - Mankato, MN 56001

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