Part 1 – On Gratitude & the Now

Brother David discusses channeling the mystical experience into every day life by living gratefully in the now.

Part 2 – On Fear and Fundamentalism

Brother David explains the dangers of fear, which leads to aggression and violence.

Part 3 – Listening to God

What does it mean to listen to God? Brother David explains that “God is so simple that he has only one thing to say: I love you.”

Part 4 – The Illusory God

Rabbi Jonathan shares his thoughts on the illusory nature of God and the danger of idolatry. Brother David feels that the only appropriate name for God is “surprise.”

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.