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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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Support Our Work

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“It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go.” —Nigerian proverb

We rely on donations to continue the work that we do. Your gift will have a real impact on the lives of family caregivers and healthcare providers that have been overwhelmed and overstretched. Your generosity helps us serve and support their needs, and those they care for.

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NEWS

November is National Family Caregivers Month

The President has publicly recognized the vital work of family caregivers through the pandemic by naming November as National Family Caregivers Month. President Biden also highlighted the challenges of caregiving: "While the opportunity to provide care to a loved one can be a blessing and a source of connection, it often requires sacrifice."

Browse our range of resources to support Family Caregivers, on topics such as Self Compassion, Working with Grief and Managing Difficult Emotions.

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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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