Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is the founder of the Metta institute, cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and a coordinating teacher for a new multiyear training program at spirit rock Meditation Center called Heavenly Messengers: awakening through illness, aging, and Death.

Recent Articles

A woman holding a man's hand in a hospital bed.

How to Be a Friend Until the End

According to Frank Ostaseski, offering care to someone who’s dying is like meditation: there’s no one right way, but practice helps, and so do basic guidelines.

Serving Others, Transforming Ourselves

Frank Ostaseski reviews "Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved" and "The Arts of Contemplative Care", two books about Buddhist hospice.