Frank Ostaseski - Meditation and Death


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Frank Ostaseski is a buddhist teacher and a pioneer in end of life care. He cofounded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America and in 2004, he created the Metta Institute. His groundbreaking work has been highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and honoured by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He is also the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. Frank speaks about how meditation made sense for him since he didn't have to believe in anything and instead trust his own experience. We speak about the difference between being of service and fixing or helping. Frank tells us about the five invitations that are insights on how to live fully, that he learned from being of service of people dying. He also reveals his own encounters with death and what they have taught him. We speak about love and that it is not a gated community. On how to find rest even when the conditions are hard. And Frank reveals the two questions that seems to matter the most when we are about to die. Frank ends our conversation by guiding a meditation as a way of becoming intimate with ourself and the world around us.

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