Compassionate Care of the Dying

A talk with Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax

By Garrison Institute

Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax, pioneers in the field of contemplative end-of-life care, who have trained thousands of healthcare clinicians and caregivers, recently led a retreat at the Institute on the compassionate care of the dying.

Being with those who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges old patterns, reveals our deepest clinging, and plunges us into uncertainty. At the same time, it is an opportunity for growth, a journey of continuous discovery, requiring courage and flexibility. Taken as a practice of awareness, we can cultivate a wise heart, compassion, and a capacity for skillful action.

Frank and Roshi opened the retreat with a special community event to offer their insight and wisdom.

Listen to the complete audio from the event below.

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