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Frank Ostaseski

Founder & Director, Metta Institute

Frank is a pioneer in contemplative end of life care. In 1987 he co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide broad based education on mindful and compassionate end of life care.

Frank’s groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the Bill Moyers television series On Our Own Terms, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in numerous print publications. In 2001, he was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families.

He is a frequent keynote speaker for many healthcare organizations such as Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and others. He teaches at dharma centers around the world including the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Upaya Zen Center, Rigpa's international centers and many more.

His public programs, writings and recordings have introduced thousands to the practices of contemplative care. He is the author of audio series Being a Compassionate Companion and the soon to be published Five Invitations.

More info: www.mettainstitute.org 

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