The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully – Book Discussion – CANCELLED
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The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully – Book Discussion
March 23, 30, 5:30pm-7:00pm
As a renowned teacher of compassion, caregiving and the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. With the insights in this book, we are offered an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation to our truest selves. The five invitations are:
1. Don’t Wait.
2. Welcome Everything. Push Nothing Away.
3. Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience.
4. Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things.
5. Cultivate ‘Don’t Know’ Mind.
Cathy Ashton has been in vigil with many in the last stages of life, beginning with her family of origin, also at the Federal Medical Center and Mayo Hospice. She completed training with the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, which addressed aging, illness, and dying.