Watch The Five Invitations Cinematic Trailer


I am excited to share that my new book The Five Invitations is being released today. In it, I have done my best to share the collective wisdom of my teachers, loved ones, and above all, the people I have sat with at the time of death. It is my hope that the lessons learned from death and a lifetime of service will inspire you, as they have inspired me, to wake up fully to your life.

To help illustrate the book’s wisdom and share news of its release, we have made a cinematic trailer. We hope that the uplifting video transmits the message that The Five Invitations doesn’t only focus on dying but on living fully. We trust the book will appeal to a diverse audience. May it serve those who need it in some small way.

If you enjoy the trailer, please take a moment to share it with your online communities via Facebook or Twitter.

Deep bows,

Frank and The Five Invitations Team



Frank Ostaseski is the founder of the Metta Institute and cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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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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