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Our Mission

Our Mission 

An authentic, sustainable, awake, engaged community, evolving the practice of senior living in a calm, compassionate, respectful environment, informed by the teachings of wisdom and contemplative care.  

Our Values and Practices 

Kendal and San Francisco Zen Center are committed to creating an inclusive retirement community, open to all, and rooted in the fundamental values of kindness and compassion—emphasizing spiritual as well as physical well-being. While not required, daily meditation practice will be available. For more information, please view, download or print our Guiding Principles and Values below.

Enso Village Guiding Principles

Kendal Values

Our Philosophy 

Each person will follow the path of their choosing, so that together we can help each other accept what is and embrace what comes in the dynamic process we are now experiencing.

Authentic community life at Enso Village will be supported by Contemplative Care training for the staff and any residents who would like to learn more about how to care for ourselves and our community with kindness and wisdom.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Before we even knew where we would build Enso Village, we knew how. In the fundamental design of the community, in our choice of construction materials and building standards and, most importantly, in the way we will live and work within the footprint of Enso Village, sustainability has been as integral to our thinking as the safety, comfort and health of our residents.

Start your journey here.

Our staff is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about life at Enso Village. Just leave your contact information and we’ll gladly reach out to help you.