A Fierce & Enduring Gratitude

How Poetry Supports The Happiness and Joy of Grateful Living in Good Times & Bad

We’ve all experienced difficulty and loss in our lives. While no one wishes for these kinds of challenges, we can be genuinely grateful for our capacity to gather the courage and resilience to carry on. Perhaps our most heroic act in the face of hardship is simply allowing our hearts to break and then transforming that pain into compassion, healing, and service. Poems are wise and timeless tools that can help us at every stage of our life’s journey, especially times of difficulty and loss, on our path back to gratitude, happiness and yes, even joy.

Coming Fall 2017

Awakening to Gratefulness

An on-demand eCourse with Br. David Steindl-Rast

“What is gratitude?”, “How do we do gratefulness?”, and “Why?” — Using poetry, stories and clear descriptions, Br. David Steindl-Rast, takes us on a deep and joyous dive into the practice of grateful living. These inspired teachings were recorded on video in 2011 when Br. David offered a series of talks to a group of 85 people who cruised with him through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Each of the 8 sessions includes a video (or two!) along with questions for contemplation and journaling.

Coming Summer 2017

Gratefulness: Life as a Wholehearted Journey

David Whyte, with appearances by Br. David Steindl-Rast

In this six-part on-demand eCourse, we will traverse the subtle terrain of “wholeheartedness” as both “antidote to exhaustion” and as what becomes available when we live with immediacy. We will explore what it means to move through life as a “pilgrim” — letting go of what no longer serves us, taking nothing for granted, and being willing to show our gratefulness for our particular gifts by allowing them full expression in the world.

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The Transformative Power of Sufficiency & Gratefulness eCourse May 17 – June 21

Lynne Twist & Brother David Steindl-Rast

In this six-week program, we will explore the power of focusing awareness on the gifts, opportunities, and commitments in our lives. Sufficiency and gratefulness help us recognize that we may not need new goals or big changes in order to be deeply happy. Instead, re-orienting to the “currencies” and currents of our lives may hold the key. Learn with two of the world’s great thought-leaders as they share their wisdom.

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Coming On-Demand Fall 2017