Exploring Loss

Changing How We Think About Dying

By contemplating death, we can embrace life more fully

We dare to look at death directly and consider what we want for ourselves.
We consider how we might prepare for not getting what we want when our time comes.
At Zen Caregiving Project, we trust in the value of contemplating death as a way of embracing life fully.

"This forum gave me insight on how to start a conversation
about death within my own group of friends"

Workshops on Loss

Join us for our Open Death Conversations

In these sessions, we provide the space and opportunity to look at death directly and speak about it with openness and honesty.

We draw inspiration from the thousands of conversations around loss, death, and dying that Zen Caregiving Project has had over the years. Doing so enables us to more completely prepare for our eventual end-of-life experience, from emotional reactions to practical considerations.

To register for the next Open Death Conversation, please see our Events page.

Events
Resources

Helpful resources for family caregivers


Facing our own death, or that of a friend or family member, often elicits powerful emotions. Based on our experience of over 30 years serving those reaching the end of their lives, we have created a list of resources to guide you through this difficult time.

We hope these resources are helpful and encourage you to share them with anyone you feel may benefit from them.

Resource List

Upcoming Courses

September - December 2022

September:
– The Use of Mindfulness as a Younger Caregiver [free session]
– Mindful Family Caregiving 4-Part Online Series

October:
– Open Death Conversation Online Forum
– Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 1-Day In-person Course

November:
– Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series
– Mindful Approaches to Caring for Someone Close to Death [free session]

December:
– Grief and the Holidays: A Day of Support

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