Kamala is a certified Sacred Passage End of Life Doula through the Conscious Dying Institute and is also an Ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister & Counselor through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Kamala is happy to be a part of the team at Conscious Dying Institute where she works as a Program Advisor for the Sacred Passage End of Life Doula certification in the US and Canada.
She has had many experiences around death, beginning at age five, which have allowed her to see death through a different perspective than the fear and taboo that is exists in our society. This made her somewhat of a seeker of knowledge and experience of the afterlife and the dying process itself. After serving family and friends as a “go to” person working with death processes, she began death work as a volunteer for a local hospice in the hospice house, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and homes and sat vigil with people in the dying process and their extended families.
Kamala feels that this training allows her to be able to meet people where they are spiritually and “speak their language”. She enjoys creating ritual and ceremony, especially celebrations of life and rites of passage. She is also a Licensed Massage therapist utilizing Healing Hospice Touch Therapy in her work. She has studied around the world with various cultures and wisdom traditions regarding dying and the death process, indigenous practices and energetic medicine techniques, and holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts & Design. She feels the CDI Sacred Passage Doula training brought her full circle to the work that she began as a child - easing fear of death, giving space to talk and listen, fully expressing end of life wishes and allowing for the mystery and miracles around death to unfold. She feels that this work allows her to be a ripple in the pond of elevating human consciousness by changing the way we see not only death, but life itself. She is thankful to be a part of the educational and societal change taking place in the way we view death.