Lions Roar: Frank Ostaseski receives Humanities Award

Buddhist teacher Frank Ostaseski, the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder and director of the Metta Institute, is the 2018 recipient of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Humanities Award. Ostaseski has been one of … Continue reading

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Fearless Compassion in the Face of Violence

The willingness to face suffering can give rise to compassion. The school shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky was our nation’s 11th this year. It happened on January 23rd. And now our hearts break again with the horror … Continue reading

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Thrive Global-How Men Die Differently

Thirty years ago, at the height of the American AIDS epidemic, Frank Ostaseski cofounded America’s first Buddhist hospice–the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. Since then he’s taught compassionate, contemplative caregiving across the world, and personally accompanied over a thousand … Continue reading

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Tricycle Magazine- Washing My Boy’s Body

One day, in the middle of writing a foundation grant report, I got a call from a man I didn’t know. He explained that he was the father of a 7-year-old boy who had been very ill with cancer. Some … Continue reading

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Lions Roar Magazine: Death: The Greatest Teacher

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Lions Roar Magazine Video: The Wisdom of End-of-Life Care

Buddhist teacher Frank Ostaseski has been one of the leading voices in contemplative end-of-life care since the 1980s. In this video, Ostaseski talks with Lion’s Roar’s Lindsay Kyte about the lessons he’s learned at the bedsides of thousands of dying … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Podcast – The Lessons of Death

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Frank Ostaseski about death and dying—and about how the awareness of death can improve our lives in each moment. Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher, international lecturer and … Continue reading

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VOX- A Buddhist teacher on what the living can learn from the dying

We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our … Continue reading

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Kiss the Moment

Mindfulness is a straightforward enough word. It means the mind is fully attending to what is happening, to what you are working on, to the person you are listening to, the surroundings you are moving through. It is a basic … Continue reading

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How to Tame Your Inner Critic

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. — Peggy O’Mara No matter how you try, you can’t please your inner critic. There is no fooling it. The critic knows your every move, every trick up your sleeve, every … Continue reading

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