Online Fall Enrichment Program

September 13 – October 24

The Fall Enrichment Program is a 6-week small group experience designed to bring people together and help them grow in spiritual awareness through study, sharing, and connecting. We will meet virtually online in groups up to 10 people and dive in to the book The Five Invitations – Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski.

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Sunday Talks

Cultivate Don’t Know Mindwith Rev. John Riley

Cultivate Don’t Know Mind
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 10/18 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Sharon D. Henderson and Reflection,  featuring Mark Rickey on keyboard and Lee Henderson on bass. Live-streamed at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

Cultivate Don’t Know Mind: I enthusiastically greet each day with receptivity and wonder, ready to meet whatever shows up as it is. Divine ideas and solutions arrive in surprising and wonderful ways. With an open heart and an open mind, I experience life with awe and wonder, as if for the first time.

This is part 6 of our 6-week Fall Enrichment Program based on the book “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski.

Theme for October: Authentic – I am a spiritual being in tune with the Infinite Source of Life, Love, and Wisdom. Welcoming what is, I am refreshed, revitalized, and renewed in the substance of Spirit.

Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Thingswith Rev. John Riley

Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 10/11 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Margo LeDuc and Russell Norman, live-streamed at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things: Resting in the consciousness that I am in God, I am relaxed and refreshed. Nothing on the outer can affect my inner spiritual life. The substance of God refreshed, revitalizes, and renews me. I am a peaceful, beneficial presence in the world.

This is part 5 of our 6-week Fall Enrichment Program based on the book “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski.

Theme for October: Authentic – I am a spiritual being in tune with the Infinite Source of Life, Love, and Wisdom. Welcoming what is, I am refreshed, revitalized, and renewed in the substance of Spirit.

Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience with Rev. John Riley

Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 10/4 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Deborah Winters and Russell Norman, live-streamed at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience: Aligning my evolving consciousness with its divine pattern of expression, I bring my whole self to life. With self-compassion and self-forgiveness the separation falls away and I know my Oneness with the Allness of Life. This is part 4 of our 6-week Fall Enrichment Program based on the book “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski.

Theme for October: Authentic – I am a spiritual being in tune with the Infinite Source of Life, Love, and Wisdom. Welcoming what is, I am refreshed, revitalized, and renewed in the substance of Spirit.

Welcome Everything, Push Nothing Awaywith Rev. John Riley

Welcome Everything, Push Nothing Away
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 9/27 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Margo LeDuc and Russell Norman, live-streamed at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing: Open and receptive to what is, I welcome what shows up and allow love to heal and harmonize my life. This is part 3 of our 6-week Fall Enrichment Program based on the book “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski.

Theme for September: Intention – I affirm and start each day with light and love in my heart.

Don’t Wait with Rev. John Riley

Don’t Wait
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 9/20 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Sharon D Henderson & Reflection, featuring Mark Rickey on keyboard and Lee Henderson on bass. on live-stream at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

Don’t Wait: Embracing what is, I open the door of forgiveness to endless possibilities. I step out authentically in grace to make my world a brighter place. This is part 2 of our 6-week Fall Enrichment Program based on the book “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski.

Theme for September: Intention – I affirm and start each day with light and love in my heart.

Dive Into the Deep Endwith Rev. John Riley

Dive Into the Deep End
with Rev. John Riley

Sunday, 9/13 @ 10:00 am

With Rev. John Riley and music by Deborah Winters and Russell Norman on live-stream at www.UnityPaloAlto.org/live

There is a source of love within you that is deeper and more expansive than your personality. It is a beingness that has certain attributes and essential qualities that live as potentials with you. Tap into those innate qualities and utilize them in the service of greater freedom and transformation.

Theme for September: Intention – I affirm and start each day with light and love in my heart.

THE FIVE INVITATIONS

Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

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.

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:

  • Don’t Wait
  • Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
  • Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
  • Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
  • Cultivate Don’t Know Mind

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.

FRANK OSTASESKI

Author of The Five Invitations

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, leading corporations like Google and Apple Inc., and teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. Frank is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

He has accompanied over 1000 people through the dying process and trained thousands of healthcare clinicians and family caregivers around the world. His groundbreaking work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms, highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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