DEATH CAFE WELLINGTON NZ LAUNCH 30 March 1pm-3pm: We launched the very 1st Death Cafe in Wellington - only the 2nd ever held in NZ. We opened by creating a sacred space with an indigenous Maori Song-Blessing and one minute 'silence of presence' and closed with a one minute 'silence of gratitude'. The beautiful church venue was perfect for such a sacred sharing space, with its stained glass windows, pipe organ, acoustic architecture and baptismal font inlaid with paua shell.
The Funeral - A Celebration of Life Why have a funeral? What's the point. As difficult as it can be to discuss death, grief and funerals, it is ultimately more difficult to avoid the topic. For thousands of years, funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the death of someone we love.