I want to Be a Mindful Healthcare Professional

Mindfulness is an essential characteristic of good clinical practice. Regular mindfulness practice supports healthcare practitioners’ ability to cultivate a strong and steady presence. With presence comes the ability to listen attentively to patients’ experience of suffering, engage in moment-to-moment self-monitoring, recognize our own errors, refine technical skills, and clarify our values. This enables practitioners to act with compassion, competence, presence, and insight.

Mindfulness has proven effective for healthcare professionals in reducing stress, building resilience, increasing curiosity, and fostering wellness and necessary self-care skills. It supports effective therapeutic relationships with patients and cultivates a cooperative nature that is central to creating and sustaining effective and healing teams.

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

A few years ago, I suffered a heart attack that required emergency triple bypass surgery. I have companioned many people through their illness and death. Yet,

There is a moment for most of us, when we realize that we are about to become a companion of someone who is facing death. Maybe we come to this experience as

For me meditation is about learning to be intimate. Learning to listen intimately to ourselves and the world around us. It’s not just about being more

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the

“ I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” - Carl Jung from Memories Dreams and Reflections At its core, good medicine is built on

"Only the wounded physician (clinician) heals. The pains and burdens one bears and eventually overcomes is the source of great wisdom and healing power for



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I want to Live My Life More Fully

The cliché says, “We die as we live.” In my experience, that is not entirely true. But suppose we lived

I want to Be a Compassionate Companion

There is a moment when we realize that we are about to become a companion of someone who is facing death.

I want Help Facing Loss, or Living with Illness

Along the path to healing we are all called upon to examine our grief. Most often we think of grief as the

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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.


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