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Easter poem: "Since when were senses anything more than extravagant hints to pierce the heart?"
In Br. David, a Portrait, Part 3, Br. David explores Buddhist-Christian dialogue in the 1960s.
Let us be grateful for the wondrous givens in life!
There may be reason for optimism for mankind in this month's Grateful News.
"Here we lie entranced by the starlit water" writes poet Kenneth Rexroth in Another Spring.
What is the source of happiness? Br. David answers in this Huffington Post interview.
We're assured of rooms on the Isle of Iona only until April 10! Sign up now to go on pilgrimage this June with friends of Br. David.
Share the joy of the Equinox and the change in seasons with an e-card!
Support a lifetime of appreciative presence with these 6 Habits of Highly Grateful People.
Considering all the pain and suffering in the world, can we find joy in our lives?
In honor of the great gift of water, we offer this traditional Irish rain blessing.
How can gratefulness lessen our anxiety about money? ANG*L Board member Dr. Brenda Wade tells us how (scroll down to Links).
March Grateful News celebrates those who rise above adversity.
Br. David, Sharon Salzberg, and Kristen Neff speak at Wisdom 2.0 about creating a compassionate society.
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. And may you ever find just the right St. Patrick's Day ecards!
In Br. David, a Portrait, Part 2, Br. David's life changes when he finds "the right" monastery in Elmira, NY.
Can gratefulness be the antidote to loneliness? Steven Crandell of the Huffington Post thinks so.
A limited number of spaces in summer workshops with Br. David & Francis Lu, and Br. David & Ryushin Paul Haller.
Br. David speaks about Gratitude in the Digital Age at Wisdom 2.0.
"Singing a song of gratitude would fill me with joy," says James Baraz.
Is the Grand Canyon old or young? What can we expect in the Year of the Horse? Find out in February's Grateful News.
Poetry can instantly evoke love and wonder in us. Our Poetry of Gratefulness on-demand e-course shows you how.
In Introductions, Poet Susan Glassmeyer suggests asking a different kind of getting-to-know-you question.
Br. David, a Portrait, Part 1: Growing up in Austria - We see the seeds of a life-long practice of grateful living.
Can you be grateful for people you struggle with?
A 17-year-old student from Zurich asks Br. David about gratefulness for his school project.
The application deadline has passed for ANG*L's Executive Director postition
Apr 18, Good Friday (Western churches) — In spite of the ever-present reality of Christ's crucifixion, "we call this Friday good," as T.S. Eliot notes, because suffering on behalf of non-violence brings peace, and this is cause for gratitude. »
Apr 18, Good Friday (Eastern Christian Churches) — In spite of the ever-present reality of Christ's crucifixion, "we call this Friday good," as T.S. Eliot notes, because suffering on behalf of non-violence brings peace, and this is cause for gratitude. »
Apr 19, Holy Saturday (Western churches) — This is a day of silence and of women. Wherever there is killing, women mourn in silence. That silence makes space for a saving grace to flow in. Grief borne in grateful love brings forth a richer participation in life.
Apr 19, Holy Saturday (Eastern Christian Churches) — This is a day of silence and of women. Wherever there is killing, women mourn in silence. That silence makes space for a saving grace to flow in. Grief borne in grateful love brings forth a richer participation in life.
Apr 20, Easter (Western churches) — Christians proclaim, “Christ is risen indeed!” Translated into universal human language this means the grateful acknowledgement: Innocent suffering borne in love triumphs even over death. »
Apr 20, Easter (Eastern Christian Churches) — Christians proclaim, “Christ is risen indeed!” Translated into universal human language this means the grateful acknowledgement: Innocent suffering borne in love triumphs even over death. »
Apr 21, Birthday of John Muir (1838 - 1914) — Scottish-born American conservationist who humorously described himself as a “poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist and ornithologist-naturalist etc.” Muir promoted the creation of national parks and co-founded the Sierra Club, becoming its first president. »
Apr 21, Birthday of Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855) — British author, sister of writers Anne and Emily ("the Bronte Sisters"). Her novels Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1849), and Villette (1853) revolutionized romantic fiction, showing women’s indomitable spirit in the face of hardship and social repression.
Apr 21, Birthday of Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ (b. 1939) — American advocate for death-penalty moratorium. Her Pulitzer-nominated book, Dead Man Walking – the basis for an opera and a film (1996) -- looks at the human consequences of capital punishment through the lens of her prison ministry.
Apr 14 - Apr 21, Passover (Jewish) — Eight days of grateful rejoicing over the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt, to freedom. Salt water and bitter herbs at the Passover meal suggest: We can take tears and suffering into ourselves and become free by replacing cruelty with kindness. »