A Tribute for Brother David

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the gratefulness.org team. We are working with philosophical luminaries from around the world to create a Tribute for Brother David Steindl-Rast’s 90th birthday. Brother David has inspired millions of people, to make gratitude a bigger part of their lives and we know that this Tribute will be one of the most influential and far-reaching that we’ve ever created.

Here is Brother David’s seminal TED talk on Gratitude that has been viewed more than 5 million times…

DAVID STEINDL-RAST was born July 12, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna.Brother David was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University, where he also became the first Roman Catholic to hold the Thorpe Lectureship. He participated in Buddhist-Christian dialogue and studied with Hakkuun Yasutani Roshi, Soen Nakagawa Roshi, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and others. He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies in 1968 and received the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between religious traditions. Brother David has contributed chapters or interviews to well over 30 books and was awarded the American Book Award in 1992 for co-authoring Belonging to the Universe.


At present, Brother David pioneers a worldwide Network for Grateful Living, through Gratefulness.org, which reaches several thousand participants daily from more than 240 countries and territories. He’s helped millions of people and the least we can do is share a little of our gratitude with him.

Check out our article “Tributes From the Heart” below on greatfulness.org in which we share our story and talk about the physical, and emotional effects gratitude has on ourselves, our relationships, and furthermore, our life:

“Tributes From the Heart”

We all want a to have a fulfilling life, and Brother David shows us that with a little #learning, #patience, an #openmind and an #openheart, we are all capable of living freely with love.

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