We all need sources of inspiration, provocation, and support to live our best lives. Throughout this section, you will find a selection of writings, videos, and audio recordings that will enlighten and embolden your commitment to living gratefully. Search here for treasures and draw freely from their abundant gifts…
(2010) Terry Patten interviews Brother David as part of the Beyond Awakening: The Future of Spiritual Practice series of teleseminars.
(3:23) Finding the child within yourself: when are you most alive?
(2:04) Each one of us has the task of becoming “somebody” or some body.
2 parts, total time (55:02) – You don’t have to be a monk to use your environment for contemplative practice.
2 parts, total time (89:58). Br. David addresses our fears, then describes a contemplative life.
2 parts, total time (90:28). Join in on this healing retreat with Br. David.
(3:36) Br. David finds 5 interlinked qualities of meditative, or contemplative prayer.
2 parts, total time (60:39) – Br. David explores the biblical creation story as myth.
(1:04) Br. David retells this story of Martin Buber.
(0:49) Br. David talks about grateful living as prayer.
2 parts, total time (47:44) – Br. David delves into healing as a universal human concern through the lens of Christian mysticism.
(46:07) Br. David talks about our inner homelessness.
(2:09) The heart as archetype in the physiological, psychological, spiritual and religious senses.
2 parts, total time (61:43) – Br. David starts with our own need to be spiritually challenged and then shows how Joseph Campbell anchors religiousness in a state of belonging.
In 2 parts, total time: 88:02 – Br. David with Jack Kornfield and other monastics.
(1:27) To be fully alive we must add more “give” to this balance.
(1:40) Br. David talks about going through a crisis, rather than remaining stuck in it.
(1:37) A deep gratitude and unworthiness can arise…
(5:00) Poems can remind you of a Peak experience (first called “Mystic”experience).
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