Frank Ostaseski is an American Buddhist teacher, a pioneer in mindful care at the end of life and the author of the book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. In 1987, he cofounded the Zen Hospice Project, which was the first Buddhist hospice in the US. Later he created the Metta Institute to train health care workers in compassionate and mindful end-of-life care. Frank Ostaseski has been honored by the Dalai Lama for his years of service to the dying and their families. He is a father and lives in California.