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The Five Invitations - Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Frank Ostaseski

This program is read by the author. 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. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don't Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don't Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

This program is read by the author. 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. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don't Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don't Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.
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This program is read by the author. 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. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don't Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don't Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:04