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Day of Practice

Saturday, July 9th

The Heart of Forgiveness

with Frank Ostaseski

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

What are you waiting to forgive?

Frank Ostaseski is the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, where he has accompanied over 1,000 people through the dying process. In his experience, receiving and extending forgiveness are some of the strongest needs at the end of life.

When we are feeling hurt, disappointed, angry or betrayed, the idea of forgiving someone is difficult to even consider. Yet, forgiveness can help heal what divides us. It releases the fear and resentment in the heart that keeps us separate from ourselves, from others, and from life itself.

Forgiveness is a process of touching old pain with an awareness that is infused with mercy. In the end, all forgiveness is self-forgiveness.

In this interactive session, we will honestly explore both the benefits and obstacles to forgiveness.

During this program we will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the difficulties of forgiveness
  • Discern the difference between forgiving and forgetting
  • Learn heart-opening forgiveness meditation practices

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access will be available to all registrants within 48 hours of the live session.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How can I prepare?

We recommend preparing a space to sit comfortably and quietly for this three-hour duration.

Our program will be hosted on Zoom. Please download Zoom in advance/ensure that you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded for optimal experience.

Your Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration, and we’ll send you a reminder email 1-hour prior to the event.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.


Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at

About Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski

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, and leading corporations like Google and Apple Inc. He teaches at spiritual centers around the globe.

Frank has accompanied over 2000 people through the dying process and trained thousands of healthcare clinicians and family caregivers around the world. His groundbreaking work has been featured by Sam Harris, 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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