Saturday, 10 August 2013

Tea, cake and death?

IN an age and western culture which often prides itself on its openness, death remains a taboo subject for many - or at least one that is skirted around rather prosaically.

Yet the one thing we human beings can be certain of is that we will all die. Traditionally, religion and other spiritual paths have been committed to enabling us to face death positively, not simply because of particular and differing beliefs about what might follow, but in order to be able to live without fear and make the most of life.

At 'Death Cafés' people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. It might sound unusual, but a light-hearted natter can the darkness out of the subject, whether you believe in life beyond death (and life) or not.

Two such Cafés are taking place as part of the 2013 Just Festival, both at Punjab’n De Rasoi on Leith Walk, EH6 5DT. The first is this afternoon, 3-5pm, Saturday 10th August. The second is next Saturday, 17th August, between the same times.

On both occasions, Punjab’n De Rasoi will provide traditional refreshments served at a Sikh funeral.

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