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

An evening discussion and book-signing with Frank Ostaseski, pioneering hospice founder and end-of-life caregiver and educator

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 | 7:30pm

“Being with dying, like good poetry, can point us to the essence of things.”

Awareness of death is a valuable companion on the road to living well. It seems life and death are a package deal. They cannot be separated. Frank Ostaseki’s acclaimed new book, The Five Invitations, is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how a consciousness of death can bring us closer to our true selves.

As a celebrated teacher in compassionate end-of-life care and the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with thousands of people. In The Five Invitations, he shares his experiences over the course of an extraordinary career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points toward a radical path of transformation.

This event at NYZCCC is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to see Frank speak about his book The Five Invitations with Sharon Salzberg and Allan Lokos on Monday, March 20 at the Jewish Community Center, please click here.