Peter Gilmore began practicing mindfulness meditation in 2001 after finishing hospice training, later becoming a volunteer chaplain. His first teacher, Frank Ostaseski, opened his eyes to the special potential of meditation practice for working with death, grief, and loss; with Frank as guiding teacher he helped found a sangha with emphasis on hospice work. Besides working for many years with actively dying people, Peter facilitates an adult grief group and a three-day camp for children who have lost a loved one. As his mindfulness and hospice work have developed, his sense of spiritual urgency has also grown, leading him to seek the Buddha’s direct teachings and deepen his practice through study and retreats with Shaila Catherine. He enjoys a quiet life with his wife off grid in the mountains of north Idaho.