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Enhancing the experience
of caregiving by teaching
mindfulness and compassion

Caregivers

We train family, professional, and clinical caregivers to develop and apply mindfulness for engaged care.
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Volunteers

We offer an opportunity to cultivate awareness and compassion by caring for those with chronic and terminal illness.
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Partners

We pursue better caregiving through partnering with networks of inspired people and organizations.
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Our Offerings

We teach mindfulness and compassion to improve well-being and care.

Our work, drawing from over 30 years of experience in hospice and end of life care, is grounded in the expression
of the universal values of compassion and service. We teach caregivers to use mindfulness-based tools to improve
well-being, and through conversation, we inspire each other to live fully in the face of the universal experience of loss.

Mindful Caregiving Education

Our courses improve care by helping caregivers build emotional resilience and work skillfully with stress and loss.
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Volunteer Caregiving Program

We train volunteers in skills grounded in mindfulness and compassion to serve people who are chronically ill or dying.
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Exploring Loss

We create and participate in workshops, events and conferences to bring the topics of loss and death into the open.
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Spring Appeal
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” - Kathy Calvin.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of emotional wellbeing. We want to continue making sure that everyone who needs and wants to learn our approach can access our courses.

Please donate and support our work with volunteer and family caregivers, healthcare workers, non-profits, and underserved communities. Help us continue to make our courses more accessible financially, culturally, and linguistically.
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Resources

Check out our library of free, online resources

At Zen Caregiving Project we want to share our approach and teaching with as many people as possible. That’s why, over the last few years, we have been recording our live sessions and posting them on our resources page.

We have videos on topics such as Self Compassion, Working with Grief, Building Resilience and Managing Difficult Emotions. You can also find blogs about our work, and lists of further resources you may find helpful.

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Testimonials

What People Are Saying

We want to improve the care experience for everyone. Our greatest reward is knowing that our training improves the well being of those we serve.
I feel more connected to the person I am caring for because of this class, and I feel more connected to myself.
Course participant
Mindful Family Caregiving Course Participant (Online)
Volunteering at Zen Hospice Project has had a profound influence on my life. It brings joy to my life and I always receive much more than I give.
Laurent de Bord
Volunteer Caregiver at Laguna Honda Hospital
Your workshop was a highlight of the weekend. It felt incredibly gratifying.
Mindy Relyea
Everpresence Symposium Founder, and Director
Support Our Work
Your generosity helps us serve and support caregivers in need,
and those they care for.
Partners

We believe that better caregiving happens through networks of
inspired people and organizations working together.

We work with a range of different partners to share our mindfulness-based approach to caregiving.
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