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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.

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.

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.