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A detailed account of a conversation about “Everyday Mysticism” that took place in San Francisco on the occasion of Brother David’s 90th birthday.
It takes practice to achieve gratefulness. Here Br. David shares a playful practice using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt.
“What he set in motion singlehandedly has become a worldwide groundswell of gratitude that keeps growing and growing.”
This three-part article explores the importance of shared values and action at a time when the very survival of the human race depends upon them.
Gratitude as the root of a common religious language.
This powerful pledge fosters the attitudes necessary to bring about a world at peace.
Br. David writes about how one small illumination of gratitude creates ripples of positive change, so that “the gift hidden in our unprecedented world crisis is an equally unprecedented opportunity.”
Out-pouring and in-gathering, journey and home, are inseparably united in the dynamic reality of the heart.
More than 20 years old, this interview about mysticism and social action is surprising in its contemporary relevance.
Five simple steps towards gratitude offer us strength even when we’re endangered by violence.
In a fear-inspiring time, many people wonder whom to trust. This interview with Brother David looks at sources of guidance and the nature of true authority.
Losing our life to Life itself is the secret of gratefulness.
An exploration of awe — that inexplicable fusion of fear and fascination — through poetry and a painting.
We are “mindful makers,” and within each one of us that realm of the artistic mediates between daily chores and religious aspirations.
What happens at the start, in the middle, and at the end when we experience gratitude?
What do we need in order to pull ourselves together? Jack Loudon from Parabola magazine explores this question with Brother David.
In 2010, David Steindl-Rast, Essential Writings, one of Orbis Books Series of Modern Spiritual Masters, was published.
The introduction is about the life and work of Br. David. This is an abridged version of that text.
From a child stealing a robin’s egg, to the systemic thievery of governments, theft takes many forms. Brother David takes a candid look at his actions and his responsibility for them.
Contemplative community is solitude-community for the sake of leisure. To live leisurely means to take things one by one, to single them out for grateful consideration.
Many ancient myths sound like wild stuff, but what could be wilder than the scientific assertion that we came out of the stars?
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