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*VIRTUAL* Exploring Endings with Frank Ostaseski

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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“Tenderly, I now touch all things, knowing one day we will part” – St. John of the Cross

How do you meet endings in life? Do you go unconscious around them? Maybe endings are very emotional for you? Do you wait for others to acknowledge the end, or do you jump the gun?

Most of us have habitual ways of meeting endings. As this tumultuous year draws to a close, we will take time to explore our habits and learn how the way we meet endings can shape our openness to the next moment and even how we relate to death and loss.

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, leading corporations like Google and Apple Inc., 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.

He has accompanied over 1000 people through the dying process and trained thousands of healthcare clinicians and family caregivers around the world. 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.


To keep our community safe, our events are now being held online. Please register at least 60 minutes in advance to receive the login info needed to join the event.

Your Zoom link and Zoom phone numbers (for those calling in) will be in your email confirmation. THANK YOU!

Contact Susan at 650.532.2396 with questions.


December 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Susan Barber

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