These events are offered to the public, whether through A Network for Grateful Living or other kindred organizations. Join others in learning about grateful living with Br. David Steindl-Rast and other Gratefulness teachers.
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2019, 1 – 4:30pm
WHERE: Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst, MA
The UMass Amherst Special Collections and A Network for Grateful Living will be co-hosting an event exploring the relationship between spirituality and social change. The highlight of the event will be a conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast, whose papers are at the Special Collections. A 93 year-old Benedictine monk, Br. David is one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement and will be traveling from Austria to attend. The symposium will also include a panel of activists and spiritual leaders discussing the spiritual dimensions of activism and social change movements.
Please see here for more information and to register.
WHEN: November 8-10, 2019
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 our second 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.
For More Information and To Register
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
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