About this Death Cafe
I started hosting Death Café as a way to normalize death and conversations about it. Hosting allows me to give back to my community and to meet like-minded people. Every Café brings new topics to consider.
About Robin Fontana Kent
Committed to learning and to service, I worked for over 30 years as a high school teacher, counselor, and administrator. I have a Doctorate in Education from California Lutheran University.
I volunteer with Silverado Los Angeles Hospice and VITAS Healthcare. I’ve sat with many patients, at their homes or in facilities, holding their hands, listening to their stories, being a calm and loving presence. Often friends remark, “I wish you were doing this when my mom/dad was in hospice.” And, I wish I had been too.
And so, I deepened my practice so that I could more fully serve both the dying and their loved ones. I studied with Olivia Bareham, owner of Sacred Crossings in Los Angeles. Through this organization, I earned certification as a professional death midwife, home funeral guide, and celebrant. I am also a non-denominational ordained minister.
I am certified as a Usui/Tibetan and a Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher and a Reiki Drumming Practitioner. Reiki offers relaxation, lessens anxiety, and reduces stress. I volunteer at community Reiki shares, and I offer Reiki to the hospice patients I visit.
A student of shamanic healing practices, I am a graduate assistant to Orit Bornstein, owner of Shaman’s Journey. I first learned of the conscious dying movement through this organization, and I have completed coursework in it and in griefwork.
In my spare time, I like to keep active through running, hiking, and Kenpo karate. My husband Jeff, our numerous rescue cats and dogs, and I reside in the historic district of my beloved hometown.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe