Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Santa Sabina Center 
25 Magnolia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Patty Winter 
Metta Institute 

Five Invitations Retreat 

With Frank Ostaseski and Guest Teachers

Retreat Description

The Five Invitations Residential Retreat will be a powerful, inspiring and interactive exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to teach about waking up fully to our lives. The retreat offers a deep immersion into the Five Invitations and their application in our lives. It’s an opportunity to turn inward, to cultivate self-awareness, to connect with others in mutual discovery and to develop the necessary skills to engage and sustain compassionate action.

The Five Invitations are mutually supportive principles, permeated with love, that are reliable guides for living a life of integrity, meaning and purpose. They have proven invaluable for anyone navigating a life transition, coping with loss or serious illness or simply wanting to understand the wisdom that death reveals about what matters most. The invitations are a synthesis of Frank’s 30 years of accompanying more than 1000 people and their families through the process of dying.

Our days will include relaxed and informal discussions, mindfulness practice, teachings by Frank, experiential exercises and inquiry practices, poetry and mindful movement.

Who should attend

The retreat may be of particular interests to healthcare clinicians, hospice volunteers, or family caregivers. However, the retreat may be equally appealing to individuals wanting to explore their personal relationship to death and its wisdom for living fully. All are welcome. No previous experience is required.

Continuing Education Credits  (Information coming soon) 


Include tuition, single or double occupancy and all meals or commuter day use and all meals. Fees must be paid in full on registration using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account.

Tuition, Single Occupancy & Meals: $890

Tuition, Double Occupancy & Meals:  $790

Tuition, Commuter Day Use & Meals:  $690 (only confirmed after all residential places are booked)

Refund Policy

  • Cancellation notice received more than 45 days before the retreat start date: Full refund less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellation notice received less than 45 days before the retreat start date: No refund