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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
Frank Ostaseski

November 6, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

Life and death are a package deal. You can’t really pull them apart.

In fact, in Japanese Zen, the term shoji translates as “life-death.” There is no separation between life and death other than a small hyphen, a thin line that connects the two. We can’t be truly alive without maintaining an awareness of death.

Death revels both the precarious and precious nature of our life. It illuminates what matters most and reminds us not to squander this life. The good news is we don’t have to wait until the end of our life to realize the wisdom that death has to teach.

In this highly experiential program we will learn how ordinary people, facing what they imagine is impossible or unbearable find the resources to meet death in extraordinary ways. We will explore how the study of death can help us identify and use these resources to navigate inner transformation.

The program will include silent meditation, experiential exercises, inquiry practices, pragmatic tools and Frank’s inspiring stories of sitting bedside with over 1000 dying people during the past 30 years.

This program is an invitation to reclaim the spiritual dimensions of dying, courageously meet our great fears and live a more whole-hearted life.

Event is suitable for beginners.

*Registration fee does not include teacher support.

Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated. All donations go to support the teacher(s).

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Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski In 1987 Frank 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. He also co-leads a 2-year program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Heavenly Messenger: Awakening Through Illness Aging and Death.  His 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.   Frank is a dynamic and visionary Buddhist teacher and international lecturer. He has been a keynote speaker at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. His public programs, writings and recordings have introduced thousands to the practices of contemplative care. More info:

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