We all need sources of inspiration, provocation, and support to live our best lives. Writing, videos, and audio recordings nourish a commitment to living gratefully. Search here for treasures and draw freely from their gifts…
The timeless meditation by Br. David about “A Good Day,” set to Gary Malkin’s soulful music, is re-imagined by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg.
This stunning film of un-hurried, un-plugged summer days with family and friends, beautifully illustrates Br. David’s simple “Stop. Look. Go.” grateful living practice.
(August 2015) From her “Fire it Up with CJ” show on iHeart Radio, CJ Liu interviewed Br. David for nearly an hour where he shares his spiritual journey and his thoughts on why gratefulness is the key to life.
This seminar explored love in families of different kinds from traditional to contemporary. Here are the films watched at a 2015 film seminar at Esalen.
Inequality and the struggle for social justice have been depicted in films since the silent era. Here are the films watched at a 2015 film seminar at Esalen.
Br. David’s words, with music by award-winning composer Gary Malkin, remind us that today is not “just another day.” (2007)
(2007) This Thanksgiving prayer offered by Br. David, accompanied by Gary Malkin’s inspired music, looks towards the possibility of our world uniting in an overflow of gratitude.
(2014) At the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Br. David connects grateful living practice to the key components of mindfulness: wisdom, awareness, and compassion. *Video starts at 5:10
(2013) How can we move beyond narrow religious perspectives and polarized issues to a more embracing view of human responsibilities and values?
(2013) In his talk from TEDGlobal 2013, Br. David talks about how grateful living can change the power pyramid under which we live, and gives a simple formula for our gratefulness practice: stop, look and go.
(2013) At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the renowned authors and teachers define and explore the relationship between these two critical concepts.
(2013) A conversation between Br. David Steindl-Rast and Jack Kornfield focuses on grateful living practice and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives via a simple “Stop! Look! Go!” process.
(2013) Virginia Gawel and Fabiana Fondevila from the Transpersonal Center interview Br. David in Buenos Aires
(2013) Br. David retells this folktale by Leo Tolstoy, leaving us to ponder “Who really got to the goal of the pilgrimage?”
(2012) These two old friends – a Buddhist monk and a Benedictine monk – talk about their common work for peace; gratefulness bringing one into the now; the powers to let go, to forgive and to understand; and the power of community. The young monks at Plum Village speak to Anthony Chavez about their spiritual practice.
(2012) Brother David shares his thoughts in this opening address to the Fetzer Institute’s “Global Gathering: A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness” in Assisi, Italy
(2012) Michael Lerner of The New School at Commonweal speaks with Br. David about his remarkable spiritual biography.
(2011) Br. David shares how he discovered meditation, how nature’s calming influence helps, how he perceives the quiet, and how stillness pertains to action.
(2010) Brother David celebrates Song born in Silence, with reference to St. Francis and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
(2010) Part 1. Brother David discusses channeling the mystical experience into every day life by living gratefully in the now.
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