Vulnerability is not weakness; it is non-defensiveness. The absence of defense allows us to be wide open to our experience. Less defended, we are less opaque and more transparent. Then both the horror and beauty of our world can impress itself on our soul, on our consciousness. Closing our own hearts to uncertainty and pain makes it difficult for us to be with our own and other’s grief and to love fully. The only real choice we have is how we will inhabit our vulnerability. In this webinar Frank will draw on his personal experience with recent life threatening events to help us explore how we can mature our relationship with vulnerability by meeting it with courage and compassion.
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, Wisdom.2.0 and teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. 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.
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