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StoryCorps: Learning from the dying at the Zen Hospice Project


Tracy Grubbs grew up fascinated, curious and also afraid of death. Her curiosity, plus her interest in Buddhism led her to volunteer at the Zen Hospice Project, a San Francisco center for the dying supported by the Buddhist community. Grubbs spoke with her colleague Lisa Messano.

"When I heard there was something like the Zen Hospice Project and they would train you to be with people who were dying, I was intrigued. I was also afraid."

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This piece was produced by KALW's The Spiritual Edge series, in collaboration with StoryCorps Legacy, an effort to document the experiences of those living with serious illness. For more stories from The Spiritual Edge, click here.

This story originally aired in January of 2016.