Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants.
Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you’re unable to tune in Monday Night for the live webcast, a recording of the program is available on the Spirit Rock website within a few minutes after the live webcast ends and can be viewed until the end of the day the following Sunday.
In 1987 Frank Ostaseski co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide broad based education on mindful and compassionate end of life care. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the Bill Moyers television series On Our Own Terms, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in numerous print publications. In 2001, he was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families. He is the author of Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.