AN INVITATION TO MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE
WHAT CAN DEATH TEACH US ABOUT LIVING AND LOVING FULLY AT ANY STAGE OF LIFE?
You are invited to engage in a series of meaningful conversations about what really matters in life, based on the book The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski, Zen Hospice cofounder and Buddhist teacher.
The four sessions, one each month, January-April 2022, 4-5:30 pm via zoom will be led by Cathy Hope, ACC, Life Transitions Coach. Cathy works with individuals and groups as a certified Life, End of Life, Grief, Living Losses Coach. CLICK HERE to learn more about Cathy.
“It’s not about adding new skills to the old you, it’s about transformation” Frank Ostaseski
JANUARY 10, 2022
First invitation: DON’T WAIT
Embracing the truth of constant change encourages us to not wait to deeply engage with life.
FEBRUARY 7, 2022
Second invitation: WELCOME EVERYTHING, PUSH NOTHING AWAY
Openness to paradox and contradiction is the basis for a skillful response to life.
MARCH 7, 2022
Third Invitation BRING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO THE EXPERIENCE
We like to project a positive self-image, yet we all experience helplessness, fear, anger, ignorance. Wholeness does not mean perfection.
APRIL 4, 2022
Fourth invitation: FIND A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS
and Fifth invitation: CULTIVATE DON’T KNOW MIND
Suppose rest is a choice – a choice to be alert, to bring your attention fully to this moment. A “don’t know mind” is characterized by curiosity, surprise, and wonder. It is an invitation to empty our minds and open our hearts.
FORMAT AND EXPECTATIONS
The group will be limited to no more than 12, no fewer than 10. This is not a therapy session but rather an opportunity for spiritual growth and exploration. Prior to each meeting, we will read all the chapters related to the “invitation” at hand, try the practices in our daily life, then come together to explore. Each of the monthly meaningful conversation groups will include support, education, perspective shifts, shared stories, short practices, and a sacred pause from all the external noise in our current world. Registrants will commit to regular attendance. There will be no individual charge, although donations would be welcome.
For further information and registration, contact Kim Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is encouraged by DECEMBER 20, 2021; final deadline, January 3, 2022.
Space is limited to 12 and no fewer than 10. Regular participation is expected.