Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care. In 1987, he co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He guided that groundbreaking work for almost 20 years establishing a longstanding model for mindful and compassionate care. In 2005, he founded the Metta Institute training countless healthcare clinicians and caregivers and building a national network of educators, advocates, and guides for those facing life-threatening illnesses.

Frank has dedicated his life to service. It has been fusion of spiritual insight and practical social action. It manifests in caring for the homeless, serving on the early front lines AIDS epidemic, lobbying congress, teaching meditation and most daunting raising four teenagers at the same time.

He has distilled hard-won lessons from his own life journey and synthesized 30 years of being with dying into his personal brand of wisdom. He inspires and engages diverse audiences from Harvard Medical School students to Mayo Clinic clinicians, and Wisdom 2.0 seekers. His work has been highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, featured by Bill Moyers on his PBS television series On Our Own Terms and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama.

He is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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Frank Ostaseski’s Mindfulness Meditations

Frank Ostaseski talks about seeing things in a new way. That to uncover what’s hidden we gradually remove the obstacles- such is surrender.

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Frank Ostaseski says to live in this world, we need a strong back and that is not enough. We need a soft front. Usually, we have it the other way around.

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Frank Ostaseski talks about Spiritual Bypassing. True spirituality is not something high or mighty, it’s grounded. Frank talks more about Spirituality.

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Frank Ostaseski talks about the experience of surrender in The Art of Surrender. Listen to what he says about dying as a time of growth and transformation.

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