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Speaker:  Alistair Shanks- “Coping with Grief and Loss as a Caregiver”

Alistair Shanks has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of the Taoist Internal Martial Arts for over 20 years. Since 2008, he has been an adjunct faculty member at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine/CIIS where he teaches Tai Chi. Alistair was a volunteer with Zen Hospice Project from 2004 to 2014 and facilitates both the new volunteer trainings and the Mindful Caregiver Education. His other volunteer work includes working as a Buddhist chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital and leading meditation sessions for inmates in the San Francisco County Jail. Alistair has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from SF State and a Masters Degree in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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