S1E20: The Five Invitations – Part 1

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Discovering what death can teach us about living fully

Frank Ostaseski is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach the Living and helped found the Zen Hospice Project’s Guest House. Through his work with hospice patients, he felt that “When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known.” He states:

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

– Frank Ostaseski

Over the next three episodes, we explore his book The Five Invitations – a meditation on the meaning of life, and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of the death can bring us closer to our truer selves.

Learn more about Frank’s perspective in this interview

Want to read the book as we go along? Learn more at:

The Five Invitations are:

  1. Don’t Wait
  2. Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
  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

In this podcast we talk about the importance of Don’t Wait.

Drinkin’ With Death

In this fantastic segment, Death joins us for a drink to share his experiences and how important it is to live life to the fullest for each moment.

Recipe Time

Charlie tells us about a Triple Chocolate Shortcut Mousse…find the recipe HERE.

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