Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski has dedicated his life to service. He is a Buddhist teacher, international lecturer and a leading voice in contemplative end-of-life care.

In 1987, he co-founded of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2005, he created the Metta Institute to provide innovative educational programs and professional trainings that foster compassionate, mindfulness-based care. He is the co-creator of the End of Life Practitioner Program that he teaches with his colleagues Ram Dass, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, and others.

Frank is a dynamic, original, and visionary teacher. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, and Wisdom 2.0. He regularly offers keynote talks at national and international palliative care conferences and he teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. His work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series "On Our Own Terms" and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in numerous print publications. AARP magazine named him one of America's 50 most innovative people. 

In 2001, Frank was honored by the Dalai Lama for his many years of compassionate service to the dying and their families. He is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully and the Being a Compassionate Companion audio series. 

See Frank's website for more information.

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