Cultivating Presence: Training Retreat In Compassionate End-of Life Care

1 Comment February 23, 2009 / Posted in Mindfulness


It was back in May of 2008 that I first communicated with Frank Ostaseski, the Founder Metta Institute. I was pleased to be able to share his Five Precepts of Service in my blog.

I wanted to share the next program that they will conduct. It will be a 6 day residential training retreat from July 31st to August 5th, 2009.

The dynamic course features key elements of the renowned End-of-Life Care Practitioner Program. Our core faculty blend years of experience as leading teachers in contemporary psychology and contemplative wisdom practices. They offer a fresh and integrated approach to the practical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the dying experience that goes well beyond the traditional medical models.

Designed predominantly for healthcare professionals, educators, hospice workers and clergy, this training is also open to volunteers and family caregivers who cannot attend our longer program. The training is a unique opportunity for professional and personal development and to benefit from the support of like-minded peers.

Offered in a retreat format, mindfulness meditation forms the foundation of our work together. The training builds essential clinical competencies, strengthens individual capacity for compassionate service, and enhances spiritual development. We emphasize experiential learning and pragmatic application in the participant’s life and role as a caregiver

You can download a PDF file of the Five Precepts of Service

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  1. Shamash said on March 4th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I think mindfulness is a wonderful way to enter the domain that we think we’re in all the time, but actually, rarely are. By being in the present moment, a gentle, healing transformation takes places that is both nourishing and fulfilling. I teach mindfulness in London, UK. See for more information.
    Best wishes,

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