Education & TrainingEducation & Training

Based on 30 years of direct bedside experience, Zen Hospice Project’s curriculum has empowered hundreds of clinicians, professional caregivers, family members, informal caregivers, volunteers, administrators and operational staff whose mindful caregiving skills have touched thousands of patients' lives, expanding cultural awareness and perceptions of the end-of-life experience.

With an interdependent model, Zen Hospice offers a way through the isolation that  many caregivers experience, connecting us to  our shared humanity.  By integrating tools for reflection and awareness with clinical and volunteer care, our education programs aim to heighten the personal resiliency of a range of professional caregivers, and to foster the deepest compassion as means to better care for everyone, including caregivers themselves. 

All of our educational offerings initiate personal exploration by inviting a dialogue about the end-of-life experience and assumptions.  This allows for the fears of death to be recognized and eased, inviting the articulation of individual end-of-life preferences.  This is a process that helps shift the cultural perceptions of death and dying toward acceptance and the awareness, both individually and institutionally. 

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Many thanks to the Foundations supporting our Caregiving Programs including The Hearst Foundation,The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation, RiverStyx Foundation, Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism, The Stone Family Foundation, The Verbena Fund, The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Mt. Zion Healthcare Fund. 


About Us:

 Zen Hospice Project is helping to change the experience of dying. Since 1987 we have provided support through education programs inspired by our service at the bedside. Our work has touched tens of thousands of people. It is through our pioneering model of care that we inspire each other to live fully.