The Five Invitations Workshops

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Our desire is to include all who wish to join this community discussion, regardless of whether or not you attended either of the Frank Ostaseski Events in March.  We will be showing clips of Frank’s presentation with discussion about where we are in our life, and where we want to be at its ending, making this a meaningful, experiential opportunity.  We hope that you will be able to attend.

·         Five two-hour workshops, each focused on a specific “Invitation” from Frank’s book

·         Dates:  May  19th, June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th and July 14th from 10 am – 12 pm

·         Target audience:  60-100 people

·         Location:  Bonaventure Room, Old Mission Santa Barbara

·         Each session - FREE

·         Pre-registration required

·         Two (2) CEUs available for each session for the following categories:  RN, LVN, MFT, LCSW


DON'T WAIT WORKSHOP                                                                            SATURDAY, MAY 19                                                                                              10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank writes, “Instead of pinning our hopes on a better future, we focus on the present and being grateful for what we have in front of us right now. We say “I love you” more often because we realize the importance of human connection. We become kinder, more compassionate, and more forgiving. Don’t wait is a pathway to fulfillment and an antidote to regret”.

Registration for "Don't Wait" is now closed. Please consider signing up for the upcoming workshops below.  


WELCOME EVERYTHING; PUSH AWAY NOTHING WORKSHOP                  SATURDAY, JUNE 2                                                                                               10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank writes, “In welcoming everything, we don’t have to like what is arising. It’s actually not our job to approve or disapprove. The word welcome confronts us; it asks us to temporarily suspend our usual rush to judgment and to simply be open to what is happening. When we are open and receptive, we have options. We are free to discover, to investigate, and to learn how to respond skillfully to anything we encounter. Welcome everything, push away nothing cannot be done solely as an act of will. To welcome everything is an act of love.”

Only 14 spots remain!

BRING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO THE EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP                    SATURDAY, JUNE 16                                                                                             10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank writes, “We all like to look good. We long to be seen as capable, strong, intelligent, sensitive, spiritual, or at least well adjusted. We project a positive self-image. Few of us want to be known for our helplessness, fear, anger, or ignorance, or that sometimes we are more of a mess than we’d like to admit. To be whole, we need to include, accept, and connect all parts of ourselves. Wholeness does not mean perfection. It means no part left out.”

SATURDAY, JUNE 30                     
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank writes, “We often think of rest as something that will come to us when everything else in our lives is complete: At the end of the day, when we take a bath; once we go on holiday or get through all our to-do lists. We imagine that we can only find rest by changing our circumstances. This place of rest is always available to us. It is a choice—a choice to be alert, to bring your attention to this moment.”

SATURDAY, JULY 14                        
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank writes, “Cultivate don’t know mind may seem confusing at first. Why should we seek to be ignorant? Don’t know mind is one characterized by curiosity, surprise, and wonder. It is receptive, ready to meet whatever shows up as it is. Don’t know mind is an invitation to enter life with fresh eyes, to empty our minds and open our hearts.”