Being Well Podcast: Living and Dying Well with Frank Ostaseski

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.

Key Topics:

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.

27:00: Allowing.

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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