Enso House is a home for people of all faiths who desire comfort care at the end of life. Located in the Pacific Northwest and surrounded by the fields and forests of south Whidbey Island, Washington, Enso House provides a peaceful setting conducive to reflection, meditation and spiritual healing.
Enso House is unique in its ability to provide emotional and spiritual support to individuals in the final phase of life. Many staff members are affiliated with the nearby Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery, founded in 1995 by Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi. Enso House began in 2001 as a result of his vision of a home for the dying where the qualities of humility, service, compassion, and forgiveness deepen in those both giving and receiving care.
Enso House places a special emphasis on caring for hospice patients who desire a supportive environment to deepen their spiritual exploration. While some of the staff and volunteers of Enso House are Zen Buddhist practitioners, people of all religious and spiritual traditions are welcomed and supported. The intention is to enable each individual to live the time remaining to them with grace and dignity and with full opportunity for inner healing, growth and completion.
Now that things are finally slowing down, I can stop and take the time to offer you my most heartfelt thanks for all the warmth and care you gave to both Mom and me. Moving Mom to Enso House turned out to be the best thing I could have done. Finally being able to just sit there and be with her, instead of just running around doing things for her, was such a gift to me.
My dream of mom being able to work through whatever it was she needed to do, and then come to a place of rest and quiet, was realized at Enso House, thanks to each of you. And I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciated being taken care of—the cups of tea, cookies and meals that appeared out of nowhere, as well as the serene environment you’ve created, helped to replenish me.
Mom’s last few weeks and her death were handled with such graciousness, warmth and caring by all of you—what a special gift you gave us.
I will never forget our experience at Enso House. You’ve created a place where death can happen as it should—in a warm, calm place surrounded by aware and caring people. Thank you.
The family and friends of Jack Clifford would like to thank Enso House in Freeland for all the exceptional care and love they gave to our dear friend Jack. We are forever grateful for the special way we were all brought together. Jack’s passing was a blessing… We are so blessed to know that he was so well tended to the end of his days… We are so thankful of you all. Our deepest gratitude goes to you.