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Tipi Village 
39615 Wendling Road
Marcola, OR 97454


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Metta Institute 

Five Invitations Retreat 

With Frank Ostaseski 

Retreat Closed - Waitlist Only

If you are interested and committed, and able to pay the full fee, and would like to have your name added to the waitlist, please email Ali. ali@mettainstitute.org.

We want to invite you to join me for a unique opportunity. Frank will offer his  first in-person program since the beginning of the pandemic. The Five Invitations Retreat will be held in a rather special retreat center in the Mohawk Valley near Eugene, Oregon. Out of an abundance of caution, all activities, including teachings and meals, will be held outdoors.

Retreat Location

The Tipi Village retreat center is nestled among tall trees at the edge of a forest along a river. Guests are accommodated in beautifully furnished Tipis and cabins with stone floors, rugs, warm and comfy beds with down comforters and wool blankets. All have access to a centrally located bath house with two full bathrooms. There will be time for walks, to journal, and enjoy nature’s silence.

Retreat Description

Tens of thousands of people have been captivated, inspired and transformed by reading The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living FullThis retreat includes new material, tools for being an advocate for ill family and friends, experiential learning, silent meditation and a deeper integration of the invitations into daily life. We will explore:

  • Don’t Wait: A pathway to fulfillment and an antidote to regret.
  • Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing: Ultimately an act of love.
  • Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience: Not perfection. It means no part left out.
  • Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things: Not dependent on managing conditions.
  • Cultivate Don’t Know Mind: Empty our minds and open our hearts.

Retreat Costs

Normally Frank's programs have a minimum of 75 participants. The intimate group will be limited to only 18 participants. That means more personal time with me and an opportunity to get to know your fellow participants. This 4-day retreat is a rare opportunity. Frank has never offered a program for such a small group. As such, costs are significantly higher than previous programs.

Per person costs: $1500  for singles, $1200 per person for couples includes teachings, all meals and accomodations, and a copy of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.


Space is limited to:

4 couples in private accommodations in a cabin or Tipi

10 singles in shared accommodations (2-4 people per cabin or Tipi)


Refund Policy

  • Cancellation notice received more than 60 days before the retreat start date: Full refund less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellation notice received less than 60 days before the retreat start date: No refund.
  • If one member of a couple cancels the remaining attendee must pay the full price ($1500) for a single