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This content was posted on  26 May 20  by   The Long Now Foundation  on  Podcast
Frank Ostaseski – What the Dying Teach the Living: Death During a Pandemic

In May 02020, during the COVID19 pandemic, we screened Ostaseski’s 02017 Seminar along with a new live Q&A with Frank Ostaseski and Alexander Rose addressing death during these uncertain and challenging times.

It’s a lot more than “Seize the day.” We learn from the dying to push away nothing; to lose the habit of postponing things; to show up entirely; to find rest amid whatever; to go ahead and be surprised. You can look death right in the eye, tough as it is, and life lights up.

Frank Ostaseski, one of the world’s great end-of-life counselors, has attended over a thousand dyings. He was a cofounder of the renowned Zen Hospice in San Francisco and is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

“What the Dying Teach the Living: Death During a Pandemic” was given on May 28, 02020 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series. The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand. To follow the talks, you can:

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