Frank Musten
Founder of Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic

In 2003, Frank began his Buddhist practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, He was ordained into the Order of Inner Being in 2006. He co-led Sangha Arana for 10 years. More recently he has begun attending Vipassanna retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and at retreat centers in his native North Carolina. He is a faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies where he and Lynette Monteiro co-teach ethics and mindfulness. He has completed the practicum training in MBSR.

In 2015 he completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher-training program. In 2003 he and Lynette Monteiro founded the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic where they offer their Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Symptom Management programs. MBSM programs use the Five Skillful Habits as a behaviorally anchored ethics framework in the service of authentic wellbeing. He is the course director at the OMC. The OMC teachers offer core programs for general symptom management as well as programs that target specific groups, including individuals suffering from burnout as well as veterans, military members, and first responders suffering from Occupational Stress Injuries. He and Lynette Monteiro lead an annual three-day silent secular mindfulness

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