Friday December 3rd, 2021 at 12:00pm (90 Minute Total Presentation)
Registration Fee: FREE. Donations to Sarana Institute are encouraged. Click here to donate now.
Waiting is full of expectation. In waiting for the next moment to arrive we miss this one. Embracing the truth that all things inevitably must end encourages us not to wait in order to begin living each moment in a manner that is deeply engaged. We learn to not hold our opinions, our desires, and even our own identities so tightly. Instead of pinning our hopes on a better future, we focus on the present and being grateful for what we have in front of us right now. ‘Don’t wait’ is a pathway to fulfillment and an antidote to regret.
In this highly interactive program Frank will help us discover how an awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life.
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.
About Sarana Institute:
Sarana Institute is a Registered Charity, community-inspired organization. Sarana means “refuge or sanctuary” in Pali (an ancient language from the time of the Historical Buddha). For us, sarana means where we draw inner or spiritual strength and meaning. A place of refuge is both an inner state or an outer place that reminds us of our wholeness and oneness with life and all creatures.
At Sarana, our training programs are built upon a foundation of perspectives grounded in Western secular mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, permaculture, deep ecology, Indigenous wisdom, Buddhist philosophy, Abhidharma (Buddhist psychology) and the teachings of the historical Buddha. These emerge today as modern wisdom ways for achieving happiness and well being.
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