Death Over Coffee: Sunday Morning Contemplations

Connect with Kindred Spirits and Explore Your Relationship with Death

Join founder Maura McInerney-Rowley and journalist Carolyn Gregorie for a salon series to engage in thought-provoking discussions around life’s biggest mystery–death. Share your reflections and seek inspiration from the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal Newsletter and let’s ponder the big questions–together.

Welcome to our Sunday Morning Salon series, a bi-weekly gathering over coffee to delve into the profound topic of contemplating mortality. Inspired by our newsletter, Hello, Mortal, these salons provide a space for casual conversation and reflection, similar to the format of a death café.

Each session builds upon the content of the previous week’s newsletter, exploring intimate conversations, shared reflections, and engaging contemplations rooted in a rich tapestry of spiritual and philosophical traditions. Join us as we embrace the transformative power of acknowledging our mortality in a welcoming and supportive environment.

About the Hosts:

Maura McInerney-Rowley is a death doula, entrepreneur, and adventure-seeker. Driven by her curiosities and inquisitive nature, as well as personal and professional experiences with loss, she founded Death Archetypes, Hello, Mortal, Mauri, and Grief Space. Maura is a generalist at heart with a knack for creative problem-solving that stems from blending her academic experience in Anthropology and Business, enabling her to translate consumer pain points into business solutions. Maura has an MBA from The University of Michigan and a B.A. in Global Studies and Anthropology from The University of Vermont.

Carolyn Gregorie is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author whose work explores the intersections of psychology, spirituality and creativity. Her writing has appeared in publications including Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and other publications. She’s the co-author of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, and the creator of the award-winning Creative Types personality test

Carolyn grew up with a Buddhist father and went on to become a philosophy major and lifelong student of the world’s great wisdom traditions. After losing father and brother suddenly at the age of 30, the path of griefand loss led her to a deeper appreciation of the fragility of life and a commitment to living well in the face of impermanence. She is the writer of Death Archetypes and editor of Hello, Mortal.

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Meets every other Sunday at 11:00 AM EDT for 8 sessions starting on March 17th.

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In addition to series tickets, you will get access to our community Discord (with a channel for this series to chat between events)—as well as free salon tickets each month, discounts, free members-only events, and more.

DateEpisode
March 17, 2024Death Over Coffee: Sunday Morning Contemplations

Join us for a morning of deep introspection and meaningful dialogue where we discuss the first edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter, “Let Death Teach You How to Live,” and explore how embracing death can teach us how to live a fuller life right now.
In this salon, drawing from personal experiences and wisdom shared in the newsletter, we’ll delve into the existential questions surrounding death and its impact on our perceptions of life, relationships, and personal growth.
March 31, 2024Death Over Coffee: Telling Our Life Stories

Grab your coffee and get ready to delve into the second edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter, which contains an interview with Darnell Lamont Walker, a death doula and Emmy-nominated children’s TV writer, on finding healing and happiness in the face of impermanence.
April 14, 2024Why You’re Afraid of Death, and Why It Matters

Join Maura McInerney-Rowley and Carolyn Gregorie for an engaging discussion as we explore the intricate relationship between fear of death and the human psyche. In this inaugural session of our two-part series, we’ll delve into the depths of death anxiety, examining how it shapes our thoughts, actions, and life trajectories. From unraveling the psychology behind our fear of mortality to unraveling its profound implications on our larger life projects, we’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery and reflection.
April 28, 2024Death Over Coffee

Gather with us every other Sunday for a cozy and intimate Zoom salon, where we delve into the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter. Embracing the concept of death contemplation as a wellness practice, our salon provides a nurturing space to explore existential themes and foster personal growth.

Inspired by the concept of a Death Cafe, our gatherings offer a supportive environment for candid conversations about mortality, meaning-making, and the human experience. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the concept, join us for thought-provoking discussions, reflective exercises, and shared insights as we navigate life’s most profound questions together. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude, deepen connections, and enrich your journey toward living a more authentic and meaningful life.
May 12, 2024Death Over Coffee

Gather with us every other Sunday for a cozy and intimate Zoom salon, where we delve into the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter. Embracing the concept of death contemplation as a wellness practice, our salon provides a nurturing space to explore existential themes and foster personal growth.

Inspired by the concept of a Death Cafe, our gatherings offer a supportive environment for candid conversations about mortality, meaning-making, and the human experience. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the concept, join us for thought-provoking discussions, reflective exercises, and shared insights as we navigate life’s most profound questions together. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude, deepen connections, and enrich your journey toward living a more authentic and meaningful life.
May 26, 2024Death Over Coffee

Gather with us every other Sunday for a cozy and intimate Zoom salon, where we delve into the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter. Embracing the concept of death contemplation as a wellness practice, our salon provides a nurturing space to explore existential themes and foster personal growth.

Inspired by the concept of a Death Cafe, our gatherings offer a supportive environment for candid conversations about mortality, meaning-making, and the human experience. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the concept, join us for thought-provoking discussions, reflective exercises, and shared insights as we navigate life’s most profound questions together. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude, deepen connections, and enrich your journey toward living a more authentic and meaningful life.
June 9, 2024Death Over Coffee

Gather with us every other Sunday for a cozy and intimate Zoom salon, where we delve into the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter. Embracing the concept of death contemplation as a wellness practice, our salon provides a nurturing space to explore existential themes and foster personal growth.

Inspired by the concept of a Death Cafe, our gatherings offer a supportive environment for candid conversations about mortality, meaning-making, and the human experience. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the concept, join us for thought-provoking discussions, reflective exercises, and shared insights as we navigate life’s most profound questions together. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude, deepen connections, and enrich your journey toward living a more authentic and meaningful life.
June 23, 2024Death Over Coffee

Gather with us every other Sunday for a cozy and intimate Zoom salon, where we delve into the latest edition of the Hello, Mortal newsletter. Embracing the concept of death contemplation as a wellness practice, our salon provides a nurturing space to explore existential themes and foster personal growth.

Inspired by the concept of a Death Cafe, our gatherings offer a supportive environment for candid conversations about mortality, meaning-making, and the human experience. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the concept, join us for thought-provoking discussions, reflective exercises, and shared insights as we navigate life’s most profound questions together. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude, deepen connections, and enrich your journey toward living a more authentic and meaningful life.

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