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In a given week at the height of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco, Frank Ostaseski, the founding director of the Zen Hospice Project, would help as many as 30 people through their final hours. At a recent conference, Ostaseski recalled how he metabolized his grief during that span. Meditation helped him cope, as did volunteering…


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