On Sunday 25 June Jon Underwood, founder of Death Cafe, tragically died aged 44. On Wednesday last week Louise Winter, who I had met through the Death Cafes she organised in London, sent me an email asking if I would help carry Jon’s coffin on Thursday morning. The funeral, for family and close friends, was to be held later that day, but the idea was to have people who were involved in various sides of Jon’s life carry in the coffin in the morning. I would be there as a supporter of Death Cafe. I was a little taken aback about being asked, lots of thoughts and emotions went through my mind, but I trust Louise and wrote back, of course. And so early Thursday morning I helped to carry Jon’s coffin into the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Lambeth.
A few events are happening this week that a couple of my friends have organised / are participating in. I’m hoping to go to both. And I thought to mention them for anyone who might be interested and near the respective areas.