At times service just happens in the way of things. Doesn't it? Someone stumbles on a curb and we reach out to support them. A friend calls with a family problem and you listen. Maybe we formalize our service by volunteering through an organization,[...]

You are Not Alone

The other morning, while practicing meditation, I noticed a moment free from the constant demands of my work, travel, and incessant mind-chatter, the pain body. In that moment I heard -- among the traffic noises, and sirens…. the day waking up –[...]

True Nature is Indestructible

True Nature is indestructible. No part of its disappears…though it may appear in a completely new way. Sitting here this morning, in Hawaii, seemingly on the edge of the world overlooking the endless ocean, it became clear that there is no final[...]

Lessons from dying folks

Been thinking about lessons dying folks taught me. Here are a few. Be curious… encourages the mind to open instead of ignore…'s the doorway to joy. Embrace paradox….hang out with contradictions. Often when we embrace paradox a[...]

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Discovering What Death
Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.


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