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.

This video is copyrighted by A Network for Grateful Living, any use other than streaming for personal viewing is prohibited without permission.

# vimeo.com/44062659 Uploaded 4,915 Plays 0 Comments

Spiritual Biography Series: Br. David Steindl-Rast

The New School at Commonweal PRO

A series of conversations exploring the remarkable spiritual biography of Brother David Steindl-Rast, hosted by Michael Lerner of Commonweal.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • kozmick

    A walking talking Christ reincarnate...pure... completely guileless.

    Namaste....

    by kozmick

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.