Five Invitations: What The Dying Teach The Living, An Evening with Frank Ostaseki


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Santa Barbara, Calif., February 20, 2018 – Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Community Education and Engagement Series is pleased to present Five Invitations: What The Dying Teach The Living, An Evening with Frank Ostaseki.

On Thurs., March 22, guest speaker Frank Ostaseki will discuss the importance of embracing death before the end of life. His “Five Invitations” will teach audiences how to meditate on the meaning of life in order to discover what matters most.

His presentation will be held at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 Cota Street in Santa Barbara from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A book signing of his book The Five Invitations will take place immediately after his presentation. This event is free and open to all community members, however, attendees must register in advance at www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.

Frank Ostaseki is the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, one of San Francisco’s first residential hospice facilities, and the Metta Institute, which offers educational programs related to spirituality and dying. He is a well-respected Buddhist teacher and has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, and at major spiritual centers throughout the world.

“We’re very excited to have Frank Ostaseki share his insight on something that affects everyone,” said David Selberg, Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO. “For all of us, including those impacted by grief or perhaps a life-threatening illness, Frank’s presentation will help inspire us to reflect on how we can grow closer to our truest selves.”

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Community Education and Engagement Series  is proud to be hosting this speaking event and is thankful for its planning committee members, which include the Dream Foundation, Assisted Home Health and Hospice, International Association of Near Death Studies Santa Barbara, Shared Crossing Project, Friendship Center, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Santa Barbara, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Center for Successful Aging, DASH Medical, Alliance for Living and Dying Well, Sarah House, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Antioch University, Congregation B’Nai B’rith, Hutton Parker Foundation, UCSB, and SurfMedia Communications.

To find more information about this event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheryll Puyot at 805-563-8820 or visit http://www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org/an-evening-with-frank-ostaseski/.  


Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a serious illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on eight local junior and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.


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