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(2015) This stunning film of un-hurried, un-plugged summer days with family and friends, beautifully illustrates Br. David’s simple “Stop. Look. Go.” grateful living practice.
(August 2015) From her “Fire it Up with CJ” show on iHeart Radio, CJ Liu interviewed Br. David for nearly an hour where he shares his spiritual journey and his thoughts on why gratefulness is the key to life.
This seminar explored love in families of different kinds from traditional to contemporary. Here are the films watched at a 2015 film seminar at Esalen.
Inequality and the struggle for social justice have been depicted in films since the silent era. Here are the films watched at a 2015 film seminar at Esalen.
Br. David’s words, with music by award-winning composer Gary Malkin, remind us that today is not “just another day.” (2007)
(September, 2014) Two spiritual teachers — Jack Kornfield, a prominent Buddhist leader, and Br. David Steindl-Rast, a well-known Benedictine monk — explore opportunities for gratitude in everyday life.
(2014) At the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Br. David connects grateful living practice to the key components of mindfulness: wisdom, awareness, and compassion. *Video starts at 5:10
(2014) At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the renowned authors and teachers define and explore the relationship between these two critical concepts.
The timeless meditation by Br. David about “A Good Day,” set to Gary Malkin’s soulful music, is re-imagined by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg.
(2013) How can we move beyond narrow religious perspectives and polarized issues to a more embracing view of human responsibilities and values?
(2013) In his talk from TEDGlobal 2013, Br. David talks about how grateful living can change the power pyramid under which we live, and gives a simple formula for our gratefulness practice: stop, look and go.
(2013) A conversation between Br. David Steindl-Rast and Jack Kornfield focuses on grateful living practice and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives via a simple “Stop! Look! Go!” process.
(2013) Virginia Gawel and Fabiana Fondevila from the Transpersonal Center interview Br. David in Buenos Aires
(2013) Br. David retells this folktale by Leo Tolstoy, leaving us to ponder “Who really got to the goal of the pilgrimage?”
(2012) These two old friends – a Buddhist monk and a Benedictine monk – talk about their common work for peace; gratefulness bringing one into the now; the powers to let go, to forgive and to understand; and the power of community. The young monks at Plum Village speak to Anthony Chavez about their spiritual practice.
(2012) Brother David shares his thoughts in this opening address to the Fetzer Institute’s “Global Gathering: A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness” in Assisi, Italy
(2012) Michael Lerner of The New School at Commonweal speaks with Br. David about his remarkable spiritual biography.
(2011) Br. David shares how he discovered meditation, how nature’s calming influence helps, how he perceives the quiet, and how stillness pertains to action.
(November, 2010) For Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Kate Olson interviews Br. David about faith, mysticism, interfaith dialogue, and prayer. This is a longer version (11:57) of Kate’s interview with Br. David titled “Brother David on Gratitude.”
(November, 2010) For Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Kate Olson brings us interviews as well as workshop footage of Br. David from his July 2010 weekend with Sam Keen on “Spirited Life in a Secular World.” This video gives a deep perspective on gratitude and a contemporary God-view. This is a shorter version (7:32) of “Brother David Steindl-Rast Extended Interview.”
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