“Let death be what takes us,
not lack of imagination.”

Mindful Caregiver Education

Open Death Conversations

Dying happens.
To all of us.

Yes, it can be sad and messy and powerful and
hard and normal and absurd and
everything in between.

Because dying is
part of life.

So many of us think of life and death as two separate things.

It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the two are connected.

What if the things we cherish most in life were the same things we carry with us toward death? Those moments that make us feel awake. Loved. Human. What if we could live our lives – fully – all the way to the end?

Zen Hospice Project is providing the best possible care for those at end of life, while educating hundreds of professional and family caregivers our unique Mindful Caregiver Education. We are designing a better experience for everyone. And we would like you to join us.

We believe it starts with being open to the idea of discussing death. Daring to look at it, and bringing your own light to it.

Get Involved

If you'd like to get involved, help us grow, explore what could be, or simply add your voice to the conversation, we welcome you.


Watch BJ Miller's TED Talk


Help us breathe life into the end-of-life experience.


Support better end-of-life legislation by writing to your local Senators.

Zen Hospice Project

Zen Hospice Project is a thriving non-profit with a huge heart and an audacious goal: help people pay attention to death.

About us

Our mission is to help change the experience of caregiving and dying. We create a space for living that offers the opportunity for individuals, their loved ones and caregivers to find comfort, connection, and healing in this shared human experience. Through our pioneering model of care, we inspire each other to live fully.

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Where we serve

We believe that better caregiving happens through networks of inspired people and organizations working together.

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Listening to and sharing stories is a natural extension of practicing presence and an important expression of our caregiving.

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Education + Training

We draw from our contemplative heritage and a history of successful collaboration with the hospice and palliative care community.

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We believe that dying is both sacred and unknowable, which allows us to be fully present with each individual.