An article about Frank Ostaseski, whose book, ‘The Five Invitations: Discovering How What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully’, is published tomorrow. (Mine is in the post!)
“As a co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project and the Metta Institute, lecturer at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, and teacher at major spiritual conferences and centers across the globe, Frank Ostaseskihas risen to the forefront of the compassionate caregiving movement and facilitated a culture-wide conversation about death. AARP named him one of “The 50 Most Innovative People over 50.” His work has been highlighted on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and Bill Moyers’ PBS series “On Our Own Terms,” and Ostaseski has been honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people, counseled their loved ones through grief, and trained countless clinicians, clergy, and caregivers. His new book, The Five Invitations: Discovering How What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, distills the lessons Ostaseski has gleaned from three decades of being with people at the time of dying and from a lifetime of service. Here, he shares some of those insights, as well as his path to building a career around understanding, learning from, and deepening our relationship with death and dying, his true passion.” :: continued here