An Introduction to Mindful Caregiving

May 5, 2017 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

An Introduction to the
Foundations of Mindful Caregiving

with Roy Remer
of the San Francisco Zen Hospice Project
Friday evening, May 5th
6:45 – 9:00 pm
at the Bozeman Dharma Center
This evening is the beginning of a weekend course: The Foundations of Mindful Caregiving, but it is also offered freely to those interested in an introduction to the Zen Hospice Project’s curriculum and approach to caregiving.
The public is invited to attend, without prior registration.

Zen Hospice Project’s Mindful Caregiver Education is designed for those who serve the chronically ill and dying. It helps caregivers acquire a range of skills grounded in the foundation of mindfulness, compassion, and practical support of patients, families, and even other caregivers.

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.

Interested in more?

A course on “Foundations of Mindful Caregiving” will be offered in Kalispell, May 11-13.  This course offers an immersion into the proven practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion as tools for supporting caregivers. Expert Roy Remer will share his knowledge in subjects encompassing the fundamentals of compassionate caregiving to help caregivers increase compassion and resiliency in their day-to-day efforts.  These courses are designed to be engaging, comprehensive, and thought provoking.  Click here for more details and to register.

“We believe that dying is both sacred and unknowable,
which allows us to be fully present with each individual.”
About the Teacher, Roy Remer

Roy Remer

Roy Remer has been part of the Zen Hospice Project community since 1997 when he trained to become a volunteer caregiver. Roy served at the Guest House and then Laguna Honda Hospital until July 2010 when he left a career in book publishing to join the  staff. He also served on the board of directors from 2002 until 2008.  Roy lives in the East Bay with his wife, Kristin and their white German Shepherd dog, Quinn. In addition to his end-of-life work, Roy guides earth-based rites of passage programs with EarthWays LLC. He is dedicated to supporting persons through all of life’s major transitions.

Caregiving hands image

More from the Zen Hospice Project Website:

We see caregiving as a significant and deeply human service. 

Our work is grounded in practical expression of the universal spiritual values of compassion and service.  The Zen Hospice  approach reflects a decades-long association with contemplative traditions and  practice.

  • We value  mindful and wholehearted engagement with the present moment and seek to bring this awareness to everything we do.
  • We value the lived experience that dying is both sacred and unknowable, which allows us to be fully present to whatever we meet without preconceptions.
  • We value our interdependence and shared impermanence through which we can most intimately serve and support each other in living and dying.

for more, please see the Zen Hospice Project website here…