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Frank is an inspiring and energetic speaker. His personal style is evocative, pragmatic and engaging. He helps audiences discover what matters most and then guides participants toward action with meaning and purpose. He has offered keynote talks in diverse settings from Harvard Medical School, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association to Wisdom 2.0. He is a frequent speaker conferences, universities, corporations and spiritual centers. His presentations span a wide range of topics including compassionate action and altruism, embracing change and uncertainty, applications of mindfulness, and what death can teach us about living fully.


Frank offers public and invitational one & two day seminars and trainings. These include staff renewal retreats for hospice and healthcare organizations and other communities. His approach is mindfulness-based, compassion-focused and relationship-centered. Frank works with you personally to craft a program that specifically addresses the needs of your organization or community.

The seminars & trainings emphasize renewal, resourcefulness and resilience. They are highly interactive and often include the elements of self-reflection, interpersonal communication, group support, and experiential exercises. Topics range from Mindful and Compassionate Service, Creative Collaboration, the Art of Being a Healing Presence, Taming the Inner Critic, Grief as a Path to Wholeness and more.


Frank regularly teaches retreats organized by his own students, by invitation of a community organizations or at leading spiritual centers around the globe. He frequently teaches retreats at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Upaya Zen Center, the Associazione per la Meditazione di Consapevolezza Vipassanā in Rome, the 1440 Multiversity and more. The retreats generally emphasize various forms of mindfulness meditation, inquiry practice, compassion and loving kindness practices and the application and integration of all of these in daily life.

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Discovering What Death
Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.