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A Buddhist Teacher on What the Living Can Learn from the Dying

posted on December 11, 2017

Vox’s Sean Illing interviews Frank Ostaseski, an expert on end-of-life care who uses Buddhism to inform his work. Ostaseski explains, “Facing death is considered fundamental in the Buddhist tradition. Death is seen as a final stage of growth. Our daily practices of mindfulness and compassion cultivate the wholesome mental, emotional, and physical qualities that prepare us to meet the inevitable.” He adds, “People often discover at the time of their death that they’re much more than the small, separate self they’ve taken themselves to be.”

Read at Vox