By Br. David Steindl-Rast with Krista Tippett, On Being
Br. David speaks of mysticism as the birthright of every human being, and of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming…
Hear Krista Tippett’s award-winning show, On Being, a one-hour conversation with Br. David:
Now nearing 90, Brother David Steindl-Rast has lived through a World War, the end of an empire, and the fascist takeover of his country. He’s given a TED talk, viewed over five million times, on the subject of gratitude — a practice increasingly interrogated by scientists and physicians as a key to human well-being. He was also an early pioneer, together with Thomas Merton, of dialogue between Christian and Buddhist monastics. In this conversation from our visit to the Gut Aich Priory monastery in St. Gilgen, Austria, he speaks of mysticism as the birthright of every human being, and of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming. See this page for a transcript of this interview.
John O’Donohue speaks to Krista Tippett of the possibility of creating our own inner landscapes of beauty, to keep us vital in the midst of bleak and dangerous surroundings and experiences.
(September 2016) What if we took nothing for granted? Grateful Living is a lifestyle that can result in greater ease, peace, compassion, and joy. Kristi Nelson discusses the distinctions between gratitude and gratefulness; the value of daily rituals; the importance of community and noticing what’s working in the world; and offers an in-depth introduction to the many features on Gratefulness.org.
(On Being, February, 2016) “Why is the world so beautiful?” This is a question Robin Wall Kimmerer pursues as a botanist and also as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She writes, “Science polishes the gift of seeing, indigenous traditions work with gifts of listening and language.”
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