How To Be Fully Alive, According To A Zen Monk

Video: If you’ve wondered what the dying can teach us about how to live well, Koshin Paley Ellison can tell you.

As the co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, Paley Ellison works to “[transform] the culture of care through contemplative practice by meeting illness, ageing and death with compassion and wisdom”.

In the video above, he explains how we think about our lives as we near the end, what it means to live well, and how to begin meditation (including some resources for beginners).


  • I hate to tell you this, but Zen Monks probably dont know anything.
    This can be generalised to all those people claiming to speak for a religious institution.

    Palliative care nurses know more.

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