Holiday Remembrance Events

The winter holidays call us to remember… those who are no longer at the table with us… the traditions of our ancestors… a time when our prayers were known to be needed to persuade the return of the light…. Read More

Final Film & Death Cafés of 2016

Join us Tuesday, November 22 for Death Talk Goes to the Movies‘ final screening of 2016, the critically acclaimed documentary We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco. Discussion will be led by director and producer David Weissman,… Read More

New Event Oct 30: Stephen Jenkinson on The Ache of Anarchy

The Ache of Anarchy: Meditations From the Withered Tree An afternoon with Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW on Sunday, October 30, 2016 We are pleased to share the unexpected news that Stephen Jenkinson will join us in Portland this… Read More

Threshold Choir + Festival of Shorts Oct 25

Join us Tuesday, October 25 for Death Talk Goes to the Movies‘ 2nd annual Festival of Shorts, featuring a live performance by the Portland Threshold Choir and harpist Michael Sasnow, a musical thanatologist. The Threshold Choir will offer… Read More

Nominations Open for 2017 Movie Selections!

Help us select a discussion-worthy line up of films for our third year of Death Talk Goes to the Movies. We’re accepting nominations through October 31. We gather for films followed by discussion on 4th Tuesdays, January-November at 7pm,… Read More

New Films Added to our Schedule

Death Talk Goes to the Movies has just added two powerfully relevant films to our line-up. Join us the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7pm at the Clinton Street Theater to watch filmmakers’ takes on… Read More

Die Wise Author Wins Prestigious Award

Stephen Jenkinson Tickets Still Available Stephen Jenkinson – teaching in Portland on May 6th & 7th – has just won the Nautilus Award for his contribution to the genre of death, dying, and grief with his book DIE WISE –… Read More

Rave Reviews for Natural Death Care Symposium

Nearly 100 attend in Portland and the Gorge. Here’s some of what participants had to say about the material presented by River View Cemetery Director David Noble, White Eagle Memorial Preserve Manager Jodie Buller, and Life-Cycle Celebrant &… Read More

Special Event: Grief Song Ceremony

Unexpressed, privatized grief can be toxic, debilitating, and cause illness. On a lovely Spring afternoon on the banks of a lake we’ll create a sacred song circle to heal and transform grief in a safe communal context. Led by… Read More

Registration open for Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium

If you’re interested in… Green/ natural burial – urban & rural options Family-directed death care/ home funerals Meaningful memorialization and creative remembrance rituals Making a plan for your own wishes Connecting with others who want their death to reflect… Read More