Spiritual Practices for Everyday Living was a retreat led by Br. David Steindl-Rast at Roy’s Retreat in South Australia, June 2009.

Part 1 – The Meaning of Retreat

Part 2 – Contemplation: Bringing together vision and action

Part 3 – Three Aspects of “Meaning:” Word, Silence and Understanding

Part 4 – Accessing Meaning through Poetry

 Part 5 – Manna: What is It?

Part 6 – Some (unusual) Words to Live By

Part 7 – In the Present is Our True Self

Br. David Steindl-Rast
Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.