31 May Being Well Podcast: Living and Dying Well with Frank Ostaseski
What can death teach us about living well? A pioneer in the field of end-of-life care joins us to explore the fear of death, anger, true courage, and acceptance in the face of it all.
About our Guest: Frank is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and advocate for compassionate care-giving. In 1987, he co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, which helped establish a longstanding model for mindful and compassionate care. In 2005, he founded the Metta Institute.
Frank is also the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, which is one of my favorite books.
2:00: Frank’s recovery from multiple strokes.
5:30: Fear and choice.
10:00: What death can teach us about ourselves.
12:20: Supporting caregivers and spreading kindness.
16:40: The fear of death.
23:30: Coming to terms with the deaths of those we love.
32:00: Meeting our defenses.
36:30: Removing judgement from anger.
43:00: Bringing wisdom to anger.
44:45: Courage in the world.
47:15: Coming together and falling apart.
54:45: Accepting each other as is.
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