Invitation to Living Fully (Oct 7)

Join Genko Kathy Blackman for a workshop on Saturday October 7 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Havurah (15401 Westside Highway). Registration is now full. Email to be placed on the wait list. 

This workshop will explore ways in which we can open more fully to our lives just as they are. During her recent cancer treatment, Genko read Frank Ostaseski’s new book, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us about Living Fully, based on his work with the Zen Hospice Project. The five invitations will form the basis of our exploration.

The five invitations are: 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. Familiarity with the book will be helpful but not essential, as there will be handouts with excerpts at the workshop.

The workshop will include exploration of each of the five invitations, as they fit into our lives right now, through discussion, dialogue, and journaling, interspersed with meditation.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Snacks and tea will be provided.

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Genko Kathy Blackman is an Osho in the Rinzai Zen tradition. After 30 years of Zen training, she is currently a student at Nalandabodhi, a practice community in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  Genko is a longtime volunteer with Buddhist inmates at Monroe Correctional Complex and King County Jail as well as at Bailey-Boushay House, a local hospice with a day program for clients living with HIV/AIDS. She also is qualified as a teacher of the Japanese tea ceremony and is an avid gardener.



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