Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski

Founder, Metta Institute

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and pioneer in end of life care. He is the visionary co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has companioned thousands on the precipice of death, trained countless clinicians and caregivers and synthesized 30 years of being with dying into his personal brand of wisdom. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, leading corporations like Google and teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. Frank is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

His groundbreaking work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms, highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 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.

Inviting the Wisdom of Death into Life

Opening Keynote Speaker: Frank Ostaseski, Founder, Metta Institute Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight. She helps us to discover what matters most. And the good news is we […]

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The Heart of the Service Relationship

Speaker(s): Frank Ostaseski, Founder, Metta Institute At its core, good medicine is built on the practice of wise relationship. Patients want more than expertise — they need a human face on the medical care they receive. Continuity, trust, and communication matter. Clinicians and caregivers are always operating in the context of relationships – with patients, colleagues, […]

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