The Five Invitations

The Five Invitations

Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Book - 2017
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"Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. [This book is a] meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves ... [Zen Hospice Project cofounder Frank Ostaseski] distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering ... [a] guide that points to a radical path to transformation"-- adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250074652
1250074657
Characteristics: viii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Remen, Rachel Naomi

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gingercat108
Jun 15, 2018

An ideal Book Club suggestion. The Invitations brought very thought provoking responses at the book club I recently attended. Although author is working 'in the Zen tradition', several group members were able to relate to Bible references, so content can apply to almost any tradition.

Subject is sensitively handled, and leads a person to consider how they might 'live well' or handle end-of-life issues (to live more mindful now).

I liked this book, so I went and purchased my own copy!

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