Friends and Projects


A resource guide to some of the great projects, places and people in the growing field of contemplative care & mindfulness and compassion in action.

It does take a village to foster change.

Explore, engage and join!


The Spiritual Care ProGramme

Changing the way we care

The Spiritual Care Programme - Changing the way we care

An international network that offers non-denominational, contemplative-based workshops, training and online courses. Its aim: for people from all walks of life to discover their own inner resources for well-being and wholeness. Over the past twenty-five years, it has trained more than 40,000 professional and family caregivers worldwide.

Spiritual Care website

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Authentic Presence

A Certificate in Contemplative End-of-Life Care

An in-depth training in the art of being authentically and compassionately present for seriously ill and dying patients. The certificate consists of three modules: two 8-week online courses and a residential skills training offered in the US and Ireland.

Authentic Presence website


The NetherlanDS:


Training en support voor zorgverleners en anderen die te maken hebben met verlies, ziekte en sterven. Al meer dan 25 jaar ervaring in training op het gebied van spirituele zorgvaardigheden, meditatie en compassietraining.

CareSpace website

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Awareness Centred Deep Listening Training

Training in deep listening for those who wish to develop more effective listening skills. It is is based on the method of Awareness Centred Deep Listening Training (ACDLT®), which is resourced by the natural awareness at the core of our being.

Deep Listening Training website



The Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara

The centre sits high on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of sea and sky. It offers retreats, workshops and professional training as well as personal support to those facing long-term or life-limiting illness, living with disability, or suffering from grief, stress or burnout.

Dzogchen Beara website



Sukhavati Spritual Care Centre

Sukhavati ist das erste buddhistische Zentrum für Spiritual Care in Deutschland – ein Haus des Lebens und der Gemeinschaft, ein Ort der Stille und der inneren Einkehr.

Sukhavati website


New MexicO:


Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers daily Zen meditation, weekly dharma talks, and programs on Buddhist teachings, art, neuroscience, and social engagement.

Upaya Institut website


New York Center for Contemplative Care

The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service, and meditation practice.

New York Zen Center website


San Francisco Bay AreA: METTA INSTITUTE

Metta Institute provides education on spirituality in dying. It was formed in 2004 as an outgrowth of the Zen Hospice Project (ZHP), nationally recognized as a pioneering model in the movement to improve end-of life care.

Metta Institute website



End-of-Life University

Real talk about life and death

Launched by Karen Wyatt, MD, it offers free podcasts and more.

EOL University website



Medicina del dolor y Cuidados Paliativos

Buenos Aires/ El equipo de internación domiciliaria y en nuestra casa de Cuidados Paliativos (hospice) ofrecemos confort, compasión y dignidad para aquellas personas que tienen enfermedades que amenazan la vida.

Paliar Argentina website


Quality of Life Care

Founded by nurse and doula, Deanna Cochran. It offers a wealth of resources to doulas, midwives to the dying.

Quality Of Life Care website