S1E24: The Five Invitations – Part 3

This is the last of a three-part series where we explore Frank Ostaseski’s book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach the Living. Frank 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.” 

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 a Don’t Know Mind

In this podcast we talk about the importance of Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things, and Cultivate a Don’t Know Mind.

Death Poems

We talked about the Japanese tradition of writing a poem at the end of life. Here are some resources to explore. What would your final words be? We would love to feature your poetry.

Last Curtain Calls

Charlie shares interesting stories about how famous people died publicly.

Recipe Time!

Shout out to Rick in Yukon, Oklahoma and all of you trying to stay on a diet! Instead of teasing you with sweets, we have a special KETO recipe just for you, but still with chocolatey goodness. This death by chocolate recipe comes from Hey Keto Mama.

It’s okay – you can make this cake and still stay on your Keto diet!

Did you make it? Let us know! And if you have any diet friendly favorites, (sweet or not) send them in!

Drinkin’ with Death

Death joins us again to answer some questions from our listeners. Do you have a question for Death? We’d love to hear from you.

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