Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in contemplative end of life care. He cofounded the first Buddhist hospice in America, Zen Hospice Project, and created the Metta Institute, providing education on mindful and compassionate end of life care. He has been widely featured in the media, including Bill Moyers’ On Our Own Terms, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and numerous print publications. He was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families. He is a welcome speaker in such venues as Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Frank leads two multiyear training programs, the End of Life Practitioner Program and the Spirit Rock Heavenly Messengers Program. His CD series, Being a Compassionate Companion, focuses on grief as a path to wholeness. Frank’s website,, is a link to all of Frank’s work, including several short videos various aspects of end of life care.