On-Land Retreat

Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully 

Death is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight. Death helps us to discover what matters most, and the good news is that we don’t have to wait until the end of our lives to realize the wisdom that death has to offer. Weaving together pragmatic tools, real life stories, and ancient wisdom, Frank and Vinny will help us discover how an awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well and forging a rich and meaningful life that is free of regret. Join these two friends and teachers for an honest exploration of living and dying. Together we will explore this topic through Dharma talks, guided meditations, discussion, and a session for questions. No hiding, no easy answers, no part left out.

Teaching Team

Vinny Ferraro

Vinny Ferraro

Teacher

Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (Vipassanā) since the mid-90s. He’s been the Guiding Teacher of the Big Heart City Sangha in San Francisco for 20 years. He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS and he doesn’t like talking about himself in the 3rd person.

Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski

Teacher

Frank Ostaseski Hoshi, is a respected Buddhist teacher and a pioneer in contemplative end of life care. He is the visionary co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project and the Metta Institute and the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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