Frank Ostaseski has faced death without turning away from it.
Frank is the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide education on mindful and compassionate end-of-life care.
He has been a keynote speaker at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, and was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families.
Frank sat down with Ralph White, co-founder of the New York Open Center to talk about mindful approaches to death and dying.
In this 23-minute podcast Frank Ostaseski and Open Center Co-Founder Ralph White discuss:
• News about the Art of Dying Conference
• What led Frank to establish the Zen Hospice Project
• A short history of contemplative end-of-life care
• How death can bring our attention into the present moment
• The power of turning toward the experience of death
• How to engage with suffering without being overwhelmed
• The importance of accepting our own suffering
• A look at the wounded healer archetype
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Wise Relationship in Accompanying the Dying
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Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center and currently serves as Senior Fellow and Conference Director. Since the Open Center’s inception in 1984 he has created hundreds of programs across the spectrum of holistic learning. In particular, he directs the Esoteric Quest conferences in Europe www.esotericquest.org on the Western Tradition that have now continued for twenty years, and the Art of Dying conferences www.artofdying.org that address the emergence of a more holistic understanding of death in contemporary America. From 1995 to 2001 he edited Lapis Magazine, winner of the Alternative Press Award 2000 from Utne Reader. He has been a seminal presence in the development of the global network of holistic centers www.centersgathering.org. A writer and speaker, he is the author of the forthcoming memoir, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning, to be published by Divine Arts in September. www.ralphwhite.net
Frank Ostaseski co-founded the Zen Hospice Project in 1987, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide education on mindful and compassionate end-of-life care. He has been a keynote speaker at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, and was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families.