Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher, international lecturer, and a leading voice in end-of-life care. He is a co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project and founder of the Metta Institute. His latest book is The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.
Image of misery by Kathe Kollwotz for story on Buddhist death ritual

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Washing My Boy’s Body

When a hospice counselor is called to the bedside of a child who has just died, he leads the parents through a Buddhist ritual for cleaning the body. In the process, he guides them through the…

By Frank Ostaseski

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