Engaging in contemplative caregiving begins with you, with a sense of longing or calling that you may have experienced. Perhaps you have an inner knowing that training in this type of care is relevant to your current or future life situation. Perhaps you are already a caregiver, and yearn for a new approach to your profession.
Our programs are designed for people who care for others, in whatever form that is personally or professionally relevant. Participants are trained in meditation and contemplative care, which carry deep spiritual values shared by all traditions and paths. They retain and deepen their personal spiritual perspectives, while also expanding their capacity to serve others within a contemplative framework that is rooted in Buddhist teachings.
Participants come from a diverse range of backgrounds—from nurses to yoga instructors to family caregivers to psychologists. All who attend share the intention to develop greater skill and confidence in caring for people who are aging, sick, and dying. These include:
- Individuals caring for family members in their homes, or when they are placed in assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospices, and the like.
- Healthcare workers from all disciplines and settings, such as medicine, nursing, mental health, social work, hospice, gerontology, religious, therapists, alternative healing modalities, emergency responders, and community service workers.
- Managerial and executive personnel from the health and social services sectors who seek innovative strategies for mission integration, systemic change, and staff training.