Keynote Speaker - 2013 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

Frank Ostaseski

In 1987, Frank Ostaseski co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute® to provide broad-based education on mindful and compassionate end-of-life care. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the Bill Moyers television series, On Our Own Terms, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and numerous print publications. In 2001, he was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families.

Ostaseski is a dynamic and visionary Buddhist teacher and a consultant to several healthcare organizations. His public programs, writings and recordings have introduced thousands to the practices of contemplative care. He teaches internationally and is a frequent keynote speaker for hundreds of healthcare organizations such as Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Association - and for spiritually based organizations including the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Upaya Zen Center, and the Esalen Institute.

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