Frank Ostaseski

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Frank Ostaseski
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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.