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The Zen Hospice Project

The Anam Cara “social model” hospice care philosophy is taking root elsewhere in the country and with good reason.

The project, which had its origins in the San Francisco Zen Center in 1987, takes the typical hospice approach of caring, rather than curing, and puts an East Asian sensibility on it. In line with Zen Buddhist philosophy, it trains its volunteers, nurses and even cooks to care mindfully.

Read more about this project here.

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