The Five invitations – What Death Can Teach Us About Living
An Exclusive conversation with Frank Ostaseski
English Interview with Italian captions
This video interview with Frank Ostaseski, a visionary, enthusiastic, generous and passionate leader in palliative care and end of life, was recorded last July.
We both were tired. Frank had just returned to the United States after several weeks of teaching across Europe. Two weeks after the interview, Frank had a serious stroke that made all who love and value him very warried about the outcome.
Fortunately, Frank managed to recover. This interview talks about his book The Five Invitations – How death can teach us to live fully speaks of the 5 lessons learned by Frank in the long years of work done at the bedside of the dying.
These lessons are useful not only to accompany both us and each other on the last stretch of road, but also to live better with the difficulties that life offers us every day: diseases, pains, relationships, work. In short, the challenge of living …
Frank Ostaseski is the visionary founder of the Metta Institute and co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. Former guest lecturer at the Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, he has trained over 20 years of thousands of doctors, nurses, psychologists, volunteers and family members in the field of palliative care and end-of-life paths through an interdisciplinary model of conscious care and compassionate, accompanying over a thousand people in the terminal stages of their illness.
His pioneering work was honored by S.S. the Dalai Lama. In 2018 he received the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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