Our Mission and Values

Zen Caregiving Project’s Mission

We nurture caregivers and those they care for by teaching skills rooted in mindfulness and compassion while fostering connections.

Zen Caregiving Project’s Vision

A world in which every person is well cared for and valued.

Our Values

We see caregiving as a meaningful and deeply human activity.


We practice being with things as they are, without judgment.


We are committed to witnessing and meeting suffering with an open heart. 


We welcome all persons to heal through deep connection and community, based on shared


We believe that serving others is a meeting of equals and is mutually beneficial.

Universality of Loss

We recognize and accept that the experience of loss is universal and unites us in shared


We are rooted in the Zen Buddhist tradition, teaching that all beings are united by their
dependence on one another.

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