Brother David Steindl-Rast is an 86-year-old Benedictine monk who many consider the successor to Thomas Merton at the intersection of Christianity and Buddhism. More than that, Brother David has developed a "common sense spirituality" that touches the heart of all the great spiritual traditions. He is an apostle of the spirit of gratefulness, described on his remarkable website: gratefulness.org. In this series of conversations hosted by Michael Lerner of Commonweal, they explore Br. David's remarkable spiritual biography.
In part one of the series filmed in February 2012, Michael and Br. David discuss his early years growing up in and in the countryside outside Vienna through his life during World War II.
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