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Cancer Wellness House Inc.

59 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Telephone: (801) 236-2294
Website: www.cancer-wellness.org
Attn: Katie Porter


Description of Organization

Cancer Wellness House was founded in 1997 to complement traditional medical treatment. Its programs focus on holistic wellness programming including mindfulness, meditation, hypnosis, yoga, massage and therapeutic touch, as well as providing support groups for patients, caregivers, and family members. It is the only wellness-centered programming available in the Intermountain West dedicated to offering free psychosocial support and resources to those living with cancer and their family and friends, in a home-like setting.

In 2009 Cancer Wellness House partnered with world-renowned skier and Zen Buddhism teacher Kristen Ulmer in order to offer Ski to Live Cancer Survivor Clinics, which incorporate the principles of Big Mind (as taught and authorized by Genpo Dennis Merzel) applied to a physical activity in sport. This is not just the theory of living your life from the perspective of Genpo's apex construction, but living it in action with the application of the mind construct to skiing for emotional healing of and dealing with cancer - a practical application of the Big Mind practice in real life situations.


Grant(s) Awarded

In 2010, the Cancer Wellness House received funding from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation to provide scholarships to the Ski to Live Cancer Survivor clinics, which unites Zen Buddhism practice with the physical practice of skiing. Our goal was to promote hope, health and healing among those affected with cancer by exposing them to Big Mind Zen Buddhism. Created by Zen Master, Genpo Roshi, Big Mind is a simple, facilitated voice dialog which allows practitioners to access consciousness from both an ego-centered perspective and a universal perspective.

The Foundation's grant of $2,000, made under the auspices of its Small Grants program, funded six scholarships to the clinic, which was held in February, 2010.


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