Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: Miller-Dwan Auditorium, 502 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805




Living Fully: Inviting the Wisdom of Death into Life

A Seminar for Professional Staff – for members of Essentia Health staff only 

Certificate of attendance or nursing CEU’s available.

In this interactive seminar Frank will introduce his The Five Invitations, principals that show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone navigating a life transition, coping with loss or serious illness or a personal crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness.


Weaving together pragmatic tools, real life stories and ancient wisdom, Frank helps us discover how an awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life free of regret.


Frank will share the distilled, hard-won lessons synthesized from 30 years of being with dying. This highly interactive program will utilize meditation, group discussions, experiential exercises and more. The approach is mindfulness based, compassion focused, and relationship centered.


Bio: Frank Ostaseski 

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, Google 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.

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.