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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Statement of Action

Our Commitment to Racial Equity


Zen Caregiving Project has always believed and taught that all beings are interconnected and interdependent, that the pain and suffering of another is the pain and suffering of us all. We condemn the violence against BIPOC and unjust structures of systemic racism that continue to marginalize and harm people of color.

Our team has been reflecting on our own actions, as individuals and as part of the larger organization, and we have developed an organization-wide commitment to Racial Equity which you can read by clicking the button below.

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Call to Action

What Can We Do Together

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

As we approach the end of 2020 we are asking you to support our work as so many of you have generously done in the past.
In this difficult time, caregivers need our support more than ever. With your help we can continue to teach the skills and knowledge they need to build resilience, prevent burnout, and provide compassionate care. With your support, we know we can make a difference.

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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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San Francisco In-Home Support Services logo
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What can we do together?

Please donate and help us continue our work supporting caregivers when they need it most.
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