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Living a Life of Meaning

Frank Ostasteski

The Innerwork Center's spring keynote speaker Frank Ostasteski, an internationally respected Buddhist teacher, visionary founder of the Metta Institute and cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, will discuss his experience as a Zen hospice nurse, sharing what death can teach us about Living a Life of Meaning, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 23, at the Grace Street Theatre. He will also be signing his book, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

A 2018 recipient of the Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Ostasteski has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, Wisdom 2.0 and teaches at major spiritual centers around the world. He is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and his groundbreaking work has been featured on Bill Moyers’ PBS series On Our Own Terms, highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama.

The Innerwork Center, a catalyst for well-being through programs that inspire curiosity, cultivate mindfulness and awaken the spirit, addresses topics ranging from movement to journaling and meditation, with free drop-in classes, regular recurring programming and retreats.

Admission is $25/members, $50/nonmembers. Event location: 934 W. Grace St. For more information, call 804-359-0348 or visit

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