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Rev. Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block's life work is providing spiritual care to people in crisis, mentoring caregivers, and teaching people how to access their innate capacity for caring and healing.

Based in San Francisco, Jennifer is a nationally-recognized educator and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She provides individual care and conducts workshops bridging spiritual, hospice, and contemplative care modalities.

As one of the first Buddhist chaplains in the country, Jennifer brings 12+ years of hospice, grief, and chaplaincy experience to her work with caregivers, clinicians, chaplaincy students, and especially those who are facing the spiritual and emotional issues related to aging, sickness, dying and grief.

From 2004-2011, Jennifer served as the Director of Education & Chaplain at Zen Hospice Project, creating a curriculum based on their mission and contemplative care approach. She trained in spiritual care and pastoral education at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University (1985), her theology degree at Naropa University (2000), and was ordained an Interfaith minister in 1998.

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