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How Do You Pray? Celeste Yacoboni asked many people this question, including Br. David.
Kristi Nelson writes about "Gratefulness and the Power of Radical Sufficiency."
October's Grateful News includes the Nobel peace prize winners and how gratitude helps us.
Teacher Owen Griffith shares how to change your classroom and yourself with gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends! Send a seasonal e-card to a loved one today.
Lynn Martin's poem shows that even in our aloneness, a "deep listening" heals.
Brene Brown on Joy and Gratitude (Featured link up top) Hear about her family's gratefulness practice.
Send an e-card to a loved one for Rosh Hashanah or to celebrate the Equinox.
This Equinox, let there be "praise of our mutual beauty, our total loving of the World."
Jack Kornfield and Br. David Explore Love and Trust at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.
Nipun Mehta describes the richness of Br. David's "extreme ordinariness" in a recent blog.
Do you REALLY need that new kitchen? Or would appreciating what you have be more than enough?
Some Grateful News in August concerning a robot, some Legos and a climate rescue plan!
Br. David settled in for an extensive interview in Argentina. Many deep questions and answers.
A great way to gain new perspectives is to watch films full of Zest, Vitality and Humor!
The death of a loved one triggers a difficult question. Jeff Collins' spiritual practice helps him respond.
Deepen your appreciation of relationships through these special films.
"To say 'yes' to this limitless mutual belonging is love," says Br. David in Encounter with God Through the Senses.
Listen to a radio interview with our own Kristi Nelson about living a "full-blown" life, a grateful life.
Tiniest moves forward are like miracles in this poem by Dale Biron.
Brighten someone's life with a Summer e-card!
In this final part of "Grateful Heart, Joyful Heart", we thank Life for its blessings and its lessons.
Honor your favorite graduate with an ecard.
In loving memory of our dear friend, Angeles Arrien, please join us in lighting a candle for her on July 24.
From intergenerational richness to environmental advances, June's Grateful News is bound to make you smile!
This month's Grateful News gives us new ideas to help and heal our world community.
Br. David "invokes responsiveness, rather than just our response," Clare Hallward writes in Part 4 of "Br. David, a Portrait".
Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Kristi Nelson!
What happens One Morning when we do away with entitlement, blame and anger?
Oct 30, Birthday of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) — Dutch painter esteemed for his "View of Delft" (1660) and portraits set in window-lit interiors. The serenity of his subjects and scenes invites gratitude. »
Oct 31, Birthday of John Keats (1795-1821) — British author of the Romantic Period, whose odes, epistles, sonnets, and unfinished epic Hyperion left an indelible impression on the world of literature. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” he observed, and “will never pass into nothingness.”
Oct 31, All Hallows Eve — Also known as Halloween, Martinmas, Samhain, and Old Hallowmas, this day marks the midpoint of autumn. Nature's energy turns inward towards winter, and the veil between worlds thins. »
Nov 1, Feast of All Saints — Our heroes have power to shape our lives. What kind of a hero is a saint? Heroes conquer; saints are heroes who conquer themselves. They are found in all cultures, all religious traditions, and all walks of life. The hidden ones may be the greatest.
Nov 2, All Souls Day — Archaeologists find that even our earliest ancestors proved by burial rites sorrow and affection for their dear ones who died. On this day, we remember all who passed on before us and express lasting love by lighting a candle or by some other ritual. »
Nov 3, Feast of St. Martin of Porres (1579-1639) — Son of a Spanish knight and a freed Panamanian slave, St. Martin became a Dominican monk at age 15. His devotion to the poor and his loving protection of animals cause him to be regarded as "Martin of Charity," patron saint of interracial justice.
Nov 3, Birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) — Scottish essayist, poet, and novelist whose literary gifts bring intrigue and adventure to his readers. He noted, “You cannot run away from a weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand." »
Oct 25 - Nov 3, Muslim Feast of Muharram — This Feast, which opens the Muslim year of holy days, bears the name of one of Allah's four sacred months mentioned in the Holy Qur'aan. On the 10th day, Muslims observe the fast of Ashura.
Nov 6, Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1538) — Founder of the Sikh religion, who taught devotion and service, religious tolerance --“there is only one Creator” – and equality for all people. This three-day observance includes a musical procession, prayers, and a festive meal. »
Nov 7, Birthday of Marie Curie (1867-1934) — Polish-born French chemist, recipient of two Nobel Prizes: Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911). On this day we are grateful for her discovery of radium, which created the field of cancer radiation treatment. »