Ostaseski, Frank

Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care. In 1987, he cofounded the Zen Hospice Project and guided that groundbreaking work for almost 20 years. 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 illness. Frank’s work 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, all while raising four teenagers. 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 has lectured at Harvard Medical School, The Mayo Clinic, Wisdom 2.0 among many others. His work has been highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, featured by Bill Moyers on his 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 Life.

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