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Frank Ostaseski



Frank Ostaseski is an American Buddhist teacher, author, and cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He is the founder of the Metta Institute, which provides training and education in mindful and compassionate end-of-life care. He speaks, teaches and writes on mindfulness and contemplative care of the dying.

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Poetry & the End of Life—Frank Ostaseski, Pioneering Hospice Founder and End of Life Educator

“Poetry and the End of Life” event on December 5, 2013. The end of a life is not solitary: it is our shared fate, a through-passing universally experienced, witnessed, and attended.

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The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

The cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and pioneer behind the compassionate care movement shares an inspiring exploration of the lessons dying has to offer about living a fulfilling life. Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road.

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Living with the Dying

Frank Ostaseski is a tall, slim man with blue eyes that radiate calm. As director of the San Francisco Zen Center’s Hospice Program, he counsels the dying and their families, and teaches others to care for people with terminal illness.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWe can harness the awareness of death to appreciate the fact that we are alive, to encourage self-exploration, to clarify our values, to find meaning, and to generate positive action. It is the impermanence of life that gives us perspective.

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Tara Brach and Frank Ostaseski: Heavenly Messengers

Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice on a contemplative approach to death and dying.

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Portals Not Problem Solvers

As caregivers, we need to be more than problem solvers. We need to be portals to a larger possibility.

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Ram Dass & Frank Ostaseski: Lovingkindness Satsang

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FindCenter Quotes ImageI love this glass. It holds the water admirably. When the sun shines on it, it reflects the light beautifully. When I tap it, it has a lovely ring. Yet for me, this glass is already broken.

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Kiss the Moment: Meditate Mindfully

Misconceptions about meditation can get in the way of practice. “When you’re kissing somebody you want to be there for the experience. You don’t want the other person looking out the window.”

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Frank Ostaseski: The Five Invitations—What Death Can Teach Us About Living

TNS Host Steve Heilig for a conversation with Frank Ostaseski—Buddhist teacher, international lecturer, and a leading voice in contemplative end-of-life care—about his new book: The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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