Past Events:

Kripalu Events Center

Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration and Practices for Living Life as a Gift

WHEN: November 9-11, 2018
WHERE: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

Please join us for an extraordinary opportunity to learn about and deepen the practice of living gratefully – in person! We are delighted to announce a weekend workshop/retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with Kristi Nelson and others from A Network for Grateful Living. The workshop will help you embrace and treasure the existing “great fullness” of your life, and enhance your capacity to live with a greater sense of presence, perspective, and possibility.

Based on the teachings of Br. David Steindl-Rast, Kristi will lead a weekend filled with inspiring presentations, self-reflective exercises, meditation, experiential practices, and discussion. The program will offer gratefulness as a proactive approach to every moment – even in challenging circumstances – that allows us to access a more unconditional experience of trust, joy, and belonging. Working alone and in small groups we will explore how to bring a grateful orientation to the terrain of our bodies, habits of mind, relationships, and the ways we inhabit our lives and the larger world.

Br. David says that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. Please join us for this nourishing weekend of learning, connection, and self-care intended to leave you with a deeper reservoir of both.

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Learn more about this workshop’s focus in Ten True Things about Gratefulness: A Conversation with Kristi Nelson

Recommended reading: Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration for Living Life as a Gift

Todi Week: An Ecology of Mind and Matter
with Br. David Steindl-Rast, Fritjof Capra, Stewart Kauffman, Joerg Rasche and many others…

WHEN: June 23-30, 2018
WHERE: Todi, Italy

The Todi-week is an interdisciplinary residence week where students and young managers and people interested in holistic thinking from all over the world and from all disciplines, are “mixed” with critical scientists, spiritual leaders, artists, musicians, poets, policy-makers, professionals in medicine and psychology: in the old tradition of the Cortona-week, science and the wholeness of life…

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“Everyday Gratitude” Book Launch Party 

WHEN: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm, 2018
WHERE: 121 Club, Easthampton, MA 

We are thrilled to invite you to join us to celebrate the release of Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration for Living Life as a Gift. 

Enjoy live music, light refreshments, wine, cash bar and great community! And be on hand to see and purchase the first shipment of this beautiful book from the printer.

Kristi Neslon, Oprah Winfrey, Br. David Steindl-Rast, and Anthony Chavez

“Super Soul Sunday” with Brother David Steindl-Rast and Oprah Winfrey

WHEN AIRED: Sunday, October 29, 2017
WHERE: Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and livestreamed on Oprah’s Facebook Page

Br. David Steindl-Rast—91 year-old author, scholar and Benedictine Monk—is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness: he believes it’s the true source of lasting joy. He spoke with Oprah for 42 minutes.

Watch Now Here!

Br. David Steindl-Rast

If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful: The Life and Teachings of Brother David Steindl-Rast

A reception celebrating the archive collection of Br. David Steindl-Rast at The UMass Amherst Libraries – FREE to the public

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017
TIME: 3–6 p.m.
WHERE: Old Chapel, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Learn more here.

International Transpersonal Conference 2017

WHEN: September 29 – October 1, 2017
WHERE:  Prague, Czech Republic

A global gathering aiming to radically review our reality. More than 100 speakers will discuss the true nature of consciousness. Subjects include: Transpersonal psychology, Deep Ecology, Psychedelics, Science, Quantum Physics, Technology, Shamanism, Religion, Spirituality, Art. Thought leaders, including Br. David Steindl-Rast, will discuss the global crisis and future of humanity, reconnect and move towards unity.

For more information, visit this site.

A Fierce and Enduring Gratitude: How Poetry Supports the Happiness and Joy of Grateful Living in Good Times and Bad

Presented by Dale Biron

Please join the Board and Staff of A Network for Grateful Living, as well as new and old friends, at a warm and uplifting celebration of the power of poetry and gratefulness, with Emeritus Board member, Dale Biron.

This event was video-taped and is available as an eCourse.

WHEN: Sunday, June 25, 2017   3pm – 5pm PT
WHERE: Acqua Hotel – 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA