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*VIRTUAL* The Five Invitations, discussion #6: Closing Review

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Virtual Event

This study group, based on Frank Ostaseski’s The Five Invitations will be a facilitated exploration of what death can teach us about living fully.

Each month we will discuss one of the Invitations, with the expectation that participants will have read that chapter before joining us. The sixth month will be a closing discussion with one of the managers of Frank’s year-long Metta training.

If you are interested in reflecting on the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of death and dying, this experience is for you!

June’s meeting: Review and closing discussion


Rhyena Halpern is a Community Ambassador for Mission Hospice, an end-of-life doula, hospice volunteer, and a wellness coach. Rhyena enjoyed a career as an arts manager and documentary filmmaker, after stints as an adjunct professor, massage therapist, and working artist.

Katherine Bradshaw Chappelear is a retired municipal park and recreation professional who became a Mission Hospice Community Ambassador after the death of her husband of forty years. She believes that accepting and learning how to manage grief in a healthy way cannot be overrated.


To keep our community safe, our events are now being held online. Please register at least 60 minutes in advance to receive the login info needed to join the event. Your Zoom link and Zoom phone numbers (for those calling in) will be in your email confirmation.

Please note that this event will be recorded and posted on Mission Hospice’s YouTube channel. If you do not wish your image to appear, please turn off your camera while attending.

Contact Susan at 650.532.2396 with questions.

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