Interested in training with us?

Zen Caregiving Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support caregivers and enhance the experience of care for them and their care recipients. We do this through teaching mindfulness and compassion as practical tools to improve well-being and build emotional resilience.

Our Mindful Caregiving Education (MCE) courses are gaining in awareness and popularity, so we’re building our instructor team to meet this increasing need, while also seeking to diversify the caregiver audience we serve. These online MCE courses are eight hours of real-time, interactive educational experience, and are open to family, professional, and clinical caregivers alike. 

Instructor training 

The training consists of 12 x 2hr sessions (24hrs total), conducted via zoom. The training sessions are interactive and informative and run by the organization’s Executive Director, Roy Remer, and Senior Instructor, Mary Doane. The training cohort will be between two to four people and will run from mid-February to April 2022, with days and times to be finalized once the training cohort is selected.


We are looking for individuals experienced with mindfulness and meditation, and a desire to engage in the meaningful work of supporting caregivers through teaching up to two Mindful Family Caregiving courses a year. We are particularly committed to searching for BIPOC identified individuals,  whose experiences and perspectives will enhance our course and broaden the reach to all caregiver communities. We are also looking for some trainees who are native Spanish speakers.  Experience in caregiving is beneficial, but not necessary.  


We will offer a stipend as a way of recognizing the time commitment required. Once trained, you will have the opportunity to teach our Mindful Family Caregiving courses, paid at our instructor rate. The elements of this training can be applied to all aspects of one’s emotional and social life so we believe that you will also benefit personally from the training experience.  For any further information please contact Roy Remer at

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