What Death Can Teach About Living Fully

What Death Can Teach About Living Fully

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
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an interactive evening with Frank Ostaseski Buddhist teacher, co-founder Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. And the good news is we don’t have to wait until the end of our lives to realize the wisdom that death has to offer.

In this interactive evening, we will explore how an awareness of death can helps us to appreciate the fact that we are alive, to encourage self-exploration, to clarify our values, to find meaning, and to generate positive action. As we come in contact with life’s precarious nature, we also come to appreciate its preciousness. Then we don’t want to waste a minute. We want to enter our lives fully. 

Mr. Ostaseski has accompanied more than 1000 people over the past three decades. Drawing on that experience he will help us discover how death can be a good companion on the road to living well and dying without regret.

About the speaker, Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and a pioneer in end of life care. He is the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He guided that groundbreaking work for almost 20 years, accompanying more than 1000 people through death, establishing a longstanding model for mindful and compassionate care.

In 2005, he founded the Metta Institute training countless healthcare clinicians and caregivers and building a national network of educators, advocates and guides for those facing life-threatening illness. He inspires and engages diverse audiences from Harvard Medical School students, to Mayo Clinic clinicians, and Wisdom 2.0 seekers. 

His work has been highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show featured by Bill Moyers on his PBS television series On Our Own Terms and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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