Michael Lerner of Commonweal speaks with Br. David about his remarkable spiritual biography.

Part 1 – Early Years to WWII

Part 2 – Growing Awareness – America and Monastic Life

Part 3 – A Happy and Fulfilled Life


Part 4 – Questions and Answers

Part 5 – Shaping a Spiritual Practice

Following up on the four-part spiritual biography series in February 2012, this video records the continuing conversation on Brother David’s spiritual biography.

Part 6: Getting to Grateful

Br. David Steindl-RastTrust
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.