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Shared Spirituality, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
The integral practice of grateful living unites Christianity, Buddhism, and all religious traditions.

The Great Circle-Dance – Brother David Steindl-Rast explores the relationship between the great religious traditions of the world, using personal experience as a launching pad.

The Mystical Core of Organized Religion, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
"All religious doctrine can be traced to its roots in mystical experience."

E-courses - Explore online courses which support the work of A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) and Spirituality and Practice, two affiliated non-profits that celebrate the world’s diverse religious traditions.

Sacramental Life, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
"There is only one condition for seeing life sacramentally: 'Take off your shoes!' Realize that the ground on which we stand is holy ground."

Exposure: Key to Thomas Merton's Asian Journal?
by Brother David Steindl-Rast
Merton's timeliness and the timeliness of the Asian Journal,  years after his death, present a challenge.

Insights into Truth, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
Brother David explores the relationship between Yoga and the Christian message, and unfolds a dynamic view of understanding.

Lay Monasticism
Ram Dass, Brother David, and Swami Satchidananda explore the value of vows.

Let Us Regain Our Sanity
These reflections by Swami Satchidananda encourage us to to play with our varieties rather than fight about them. 

A Deep Bow
Brother David Steindl-Rast observes, "Is not gratitude a passage from suspicion to trust, from proud isolation to a humble give and take, from enslavement to false independence to self-acceptance in that dependence which liberates?"

The Heart of Prayer, an interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast
Different human beings follow different paths to find that oneness which we all have — with other human beings, with animals, with plants, with the whole cosmos.

Meal Chant Stew - Through research, raising a family, and his years of practice at Tassajara Zen Center, Steven Harper has distilled an ancient blessing to its universal and inclusive essence.

Prayer for Unity - Build bridges across all that divides us; united make us rejoice in our diversity.
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Trillium – a poem by Patricia Campbell Carlson. The more gratefully we live, the more expansive our view of heaven becomes.

The Practice of Absolute Presence
by Zoketsu Norman Fisher. What do Buddhist mindfulness meditation and Christian centering prayer have in common?

Gift person: His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers compassion that embraces not just Tibetans or Buddhists, but all people everywhere; and it embraces all of every person - mind, soul, and body.

Meeting the Dalai Lama by Nanci Rose
To meet someone whose being radiates gratitude is an extraordinary experience.

Religious Values and Human Society by H.H. Dalai Lama. When we develop a right attitude of compassion and gratitude, we take a giant step towards solving our personal and international problems.

Gift Person: Maura O’Halloran, a Christian Zen monk, understood the convergent paths of holiness and their capacity to meet in a spirit of compassionate awareness.

Hymn to the Mother of Hope by Patricia Carlson
This interfaith hymn celebrates the turning seasons amidst that which has no beginning or end.

Gift person: Pandita Ramabai, a Hindu convert to Christianity, struggled to break down prison walls of narrow-mindedness.

The Landscape that Laughs
by Lex Hixon, from Coming Home
According to Hasidic teachings, our own life, our own mind, our own dream is an open door to the Divine, since the universe is God’s Life. 
Part 1: Holy Ecstasy
Part 2: Understanding Suffering
Part 3: Guidance from Soul Masters
Part 4: Awakening to Our Divine Nature
Part 5: Spiritual Life on an Earthly Plane

Four Days of Thanksgiving by Sister Mary José Hobday, OSF. Native American ritual of thanksgiving - can you imagine yourself giving thanks for four solid days?

Thanksgiving: Key to Peace and Happiness by Dr. K.L. Seshagiri Rao. Dr. Rao, a Hindu scholar, examines our relation to God and to each other.

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ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.