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David Steindl-Rast



Brother David Steindl-Rast OSB is an Austrian American Catholic Benedictine monk, author, and cofounder of the Center for Spiritual Studies, an organization that seeks to foster and continue the dialogue between different religious traditions. The heart of his lectures and writings focus on gratitude.

David Steindl-Rast
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“A Good Day” with Brother David Steindl-Rast

This video, featuring Brother David, a highly respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living.

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Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day

Music of Silence shows how to incorporate the sacred meaning of monastic living into everyday life by following the natural rhythm of the hours of the day. The book tells how mindfulness and prayer can reconnect us with the sources of joy.

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How Do I Pray?

Let’s start with the definition of prayer, the most classical definition that you learn in Sunday School: “the lifting up of heart and mind to God.”

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How to Maintain Faith When Life Seems Unfair | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Brother David Steindl-Rast, the author, scholar and Benedictine monk, and Oprah Winfrey discuss how to have faith even during difficult times.

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How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity

How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response.

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On Lay Monasticism

This is an edited transcript of a discussion that took place June 10, 1977 in Petersham, Massachusetts. The occasion was a week-long meeting of forty monks, nuns, and lay people of differing religious traditions to discuss their mutual goals.

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The Monk and the Rabbi — Mysticism & the Peak Experience

From LUNCH WITH BOKARA, Bokara Legendre talks with Brother David Steindl-Rast and Rabbi Lawrence Kushner about mysticism and how peak experiences and religion factor in. This segment focuses on Br. David's contributions to their conversation.

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The Heart of Prayer

..prayer is not just saying prayers: it is the activity of religion. “Religion” is one of those strange nouns that have no verb. You can’t say, “I’m religioning.” I think the word “praying” is the closest equivalent. - Brother David Steindle-Rast

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Brother David Steindl-Rast: How to Be Fully Alive | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Brother David Steindl-Rast, author, scholar and Benedictine monk, stresses the importance of being aware of the present moment in order to feel fully alive.

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Contemplative Community

Contemplative community is solitude-community which provides leisure to celebrate life.

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