Upcoming Events:


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

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

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, come celebrate the power of gratitude to transform your life, your relationships, and the world.

Imagine being able to feel grateful, no matter your circumstances. Imagine not having to lose—or almost lose—what you love to treasure it wholeheartedly. Imagine feeling connected to grace, awe, joy, resilience, love, and generosity more of the time—even when times are hard. Imagine being in touch with your blessings, gifts, and privileges, and taking none of them for granted. Imagine that gratitude can be the core inspiration for improving our lives, communities, and the world. Grateful living can support you in all of these ways, and more.

Join Kristi Nelson to enhance your capacity for celebrating the existing gifts of your life. Based on the work of Br. David Steindl-Rast, Kristi teaches that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. Through self-reflective exercises, practices, and discussion, this weekend explores how gratitude can be a proactive approach to every moment, not simply a reaction to certain moments. The program is an opportunity to experience the power of gratefulness as the gratitude that does not depend on what happens.

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

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Past Events:

Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration for Living Life As a Gift

Exploring Everyday Gratitude
with Kristi Nelson

WHEN: June 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: DIESEL, A Bookstore
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA

A discussion and book signing of Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration for Living Life as a Gift.

Kristi Nelson will talk about how the book came to be, and how connecting with the profound experience of gratefulness can remind us about the myriad gifts of our lives. A Network for Grateful Living Board members will read from the foreword by Br. David Steindl-Rast.

A Network for Grateful Living curates this collection of quotes and reflections aiming to help you discover that the roots of happiness lie in gratefulness. Inspiration from well-known minds such as Maya Angelou, Confucius, and Anne Frank is combined with original reflections and practices that will help you recognize the abundance of everyday opportunities for gratitude and joy. Hand-lettered art makes this beautifully designed collection a gift to treasure, regardless of whether you keep it for yourself or give it to a loved one.

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.

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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