Season 2

Season 2, Episode 5: Cultivate “Don’t Know” Mind


This week we continue into the 5th of Frank’s Invitations, Cultivate Don’t Know Mind. In this episode we continue sharing our personal experiences around each invitation, as well as challenging the application.

Our conversation returns to two basic questions: 1) what leads to a good death? and 2) what leads to a good life? Listen in!


Ostaseski, Frank, The Five Invitations (Flatiron Books, 2017). Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, Wisdom.2.0 and teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. Frank is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Zen koans are stories or sayings that are used as meditation prompts. Read more about them here:

If you or someone you love is grappling with dementia, know that you don’t have to deal with it alone. You can find resources here:

You can find Frank’s great book club discussion guide on his website at

Venn diagrams are ways of showing the overlap of different phenomena. You can read more about them here:

Brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to adapt and change over the course of our lifetime. You can read more about it here:

Gumby is the clay-mation creation of Art Clokey. You can read about him here:

Plastic Man is a character in the DC comics universe who can stretch and extend his body. You can read about him here:
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