- Brother David
The poem, A Serious Frivolity, suggests that the peace of place can live through you.
Please join us in lighting a candle for the people of Nepal.
Read this gratefulness blog by Fabiana Fondevia, co-founder of our sister site, Vivir Agradecidos.
May's Grateful News reminds us how love and innovation can advance and heal our lives.
Send a graduate a congratulatory e-card!
Kristi Nelson is interviewed for an Experience L!fe magazine article, The Power of Kindness.
How can we be grateful in heartbreaking and troubling times?
Join our friends at Spirituality & Practice for an e-course, Creating Sanctuary for Ourselves and Others
You might find hope in the skies like Barbara Crooker describes in her poem.
Lang Elliott shares his gratitude for robins in words, photos and sound!
Kristi Nelson writes about cultivating a capacity for gratefulness in this Huffington Post blog.
Our seasonal e-cards change all the time. Come see what's new today.
Itadakimasu is a grateful prayer of abundance by John J. Brugaletta.
In "Just Crabapples," Roger Voight finds tending to his tree all year round nurtures him just as much.
Turning toxic waters full of chemical waste to art? Sounds like Grateful News...
How can we be ready for whatever comes? Create a "Clearing," says poet Morgan Farley.
Enjoy this surprising Grateful News about goats, a 90-year-old designer, and the origins of inventions.
Curious about our non-profit organization? Read our recent Annual Report.
Anne Hillman has us contemplating new beginnings in her poem "We Look With Uncertainty."
6 Surprising Reasons Why Gratitude is Great for Your Health.
Learn about the exquisite new book, "Celebration: Br. David in Patagonia."
There are still spots in two Esalen film seminars with Br. David and Francis Lu in July 2015.
Entrepreneur picks Br. David's TED talk as one of the best to motivate you this year!
Br. David wishes you a "singing heart" not only in this season, but every day of the coming year.
“Within our reach, is joy" writes Fra Giovanni Giocondo in his reassuring Christmas Eve letter of 1513.
“I wish you, at this season, peace as deep as a winter night.." writes Br. David in our December newsletter.
Light a Candle for beloved teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thank you, to all who helped us to surpass our Indiegogo campaign goal!
May 27, Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (1819 - 1910) — American writer and reformer active in the Women's Suffrage Movement. Deeply distressed by the carnage and economic devastation of the Civil War, she encouraged women to unite in quest of peaceful solutions to world conflicts. »
May 27, Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964) — American ecologist and writer whose landmark book, Silent Spring (1962), raised awareness of the risks of pesticide use. The more we notice “the wonders and realities of the universe about us,” she writes, “the less taste we shall have for destruction."
May 28, Mother Ganges Festival — This Hindu festival commemorates Mother Ganges’ descent from the heavens thousands of years ago to flow as a river on Earth. Today we remember the precious purifying power of water and our sacred role in protecting rivers, lakes, and oceans. »
May 29, Ascension of Baha'u'llah — The Bahai Faith is rooted in the teachings of 19th century Persian prophet Baha’u’llah, who died on May 29, 1892. His timeless message of tolerance, urging unity between nations and peoples, has created a grateful and lasting religious following. »
May 31, Trinity Sunday — The Christian liturgical year finds its climax on Trinity Sunday, in the celebration of the one God as “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Far from being an esoteric doctrine, this notion of God is rooted in universal human experience. »
May 31, Birthday of Beverly Sills (1929 - 2007) — American coloratura soprano who joined the NYC Opera in 1953 and, as its General Director in the 1980s, helped it achieve financial stability. Sills raised more than $70 million to combat birth defects and help families of special-needs children.
May 31, Birthday of Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) — American poet, printer, newspaper editor, and Civil War nurse; called "The Great Grey Poet." His best-known collection, Leaves of Grass (1855), has timeless appeal. It celebrates the self, democracy, life and death cycles, and our universal connections.
Jun 1, First of June — June is named after the Roman Goddess Juno, honored as the patroness of marriage and the guardian of rites of passage. This month offers us an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our loved ones, creating security in an ever-changing world.
Jun 7, Birthday of Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903) — French painter and woodcut artist who lived for many years in Tahiti in the South Seas. Using vivid color and simplified forms, Gauguin tapped into the mythic elements of native culture and contributed to primitivism in modern art. »
Jun 8, Birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959) — American architect whose innovative structures integrate harmony of design and materials with aesthetics of landscape setting. Wright developed a concept of inner space favoring openness over multiple small, enclosed areas. »