An internationally respected Buddhist teacher, Frank Ostaseski is the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and Metta Institute. He has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. He has trained countless clinicians and caregivers in the art of mindful and compassionate care. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over decades of selfless service offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.
The Five Invitations:
The Five Invitations are mutually supportive principles, permeated with love that are reliable guides for being with dying. And, as it turns out, they have a relevance for all of us in living a life of integrity, meaning and purpose. They can be understood as best practices for anyone navigating a life transition, coping with loss or serious illness or a personal crisis. They guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to show about waking up fully to our lives.
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things.
She is a contributor to the TED conference and NPR.
According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting." Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers.
As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z. Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book.
Her viral videos include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life is a Marathon.
Amy lives with her family on a tree-lined street in Chicago and online at whoisamy.com.
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is a bestselling author and artist. Her books have sold over two million copies. She is the founder and creative fountain of Planet SARK, a thriving business that creates fabulous products and services to support empowered living. She lives gladly in San Francisco.