Enhancing the experience
of caregiving by teaching
mindfulness and compassion


We train family, professional, and clinical caregivers to develop and apply mindfulness for engaged care.
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We offer an opportunity to cultivate awareness and compassion by caring for those with chronic and terminal illness.
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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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Community events

Offering support in these challenging times

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing to host free, live, online sessions across May and June to provide support as the pandemic continues to touch our lives. The new sessions are up now on our "Courses and Events" page.

All sessions will share mindfulness-based techniques that we can integrate into daily life, to help reduce distress and increase self-care. Recordings of these sessions will be posted on our Resources section of the website.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming Courses

It's Easy to Support Zen Caregiving Project

We are passionate about the work we do. Every day we work hard to support people who can benefit from what we have learned over the years about alleviating suffering. We depend on people like you to help us get our offerings into the hands of people who need our services most. When the need is so great, there are many ways to support our work.

We are very excited to share with you our new Supporter’s Page. It shares different ways you can get involved in carrying out our mission. Please join us in whatever way makes sense and feels comfortable for you. We want to make a difference in the world, and our goals are ambitious. We can’t do it without you.

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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 continue to support caregivers and raise awareness of the work they do.

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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