13 Feb 2013
February 13, 2013

Featured Teacher: Frank Ostaseski



Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher, international lecturer and a leading voice in end-of-life care. In 1987, he co-founded of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide innovative educational programs and professional trainings that foster compassionate, mindfulness-based care.

Mr. Ostaseski’s groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the Bill Moyers television series On Our Own Terms, the PBS series With Eyes Open, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in numerous print publications. AARP magazine named him one of America’s 50 most innovative people. In 2001, he was honored by the Dalai Lama for his many years of compassionate service to the dying and their families. He is the author of the Being a Compassionate Companion audio series.


Watch Frank explain how healthcare professionals and family members can find a place of rest when caring for the dying in the video below.

Frank discusses compassion and suffering.

For more information about Frank, the Metta Institute and its offerings: http://www.mettainstitute.org.