Your support strengthens the three pillars of care giving, education and meditation that define our work and transform the lives of thousands of people each year.


Provides bedside care for those in hospice, and hospitals
Offers community-based care for individuals and their loved ones in the home
Extends group and one-on-one grief and bereavement counseling
Offers guidance and support for professional and non-professional care givers


Offers the only Zen based clinical pastoral training program, fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
Trains healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers and allied health providers, as well as volunteers, in contemplative care giving
Offers advanced Zen-based education through a Masters Degrees in Pastoral Care and Counseling, in partnership with the New York Theological Seminary, as well as a Masters in Divinity equivalency
In partnership with the Garrison Institute, presents a bi-annual symposium on palliative and end of life care
Provides scholarships for deserving students


Training in the Soto Zen tradition
Daily meditation practice
Monthly half-day sits
Three annual retreats; two silent and one focused on contemplative care


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