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Brother David Steindl-Rast (born July 12, 1926, Vienna) is an Austrian-American Roman Catholic theologian, notable for his active participation in interfaith dialogue, and his work on the interaction between spirituality and science. He was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in Austria. He received his MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and his PhD from the University of Vienna (1952). He emigrated to the USA in same year and became a Benedictine monk in 1953 at Mt. Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York. In 1966, he was officially delegated to pursue Buddhist-Christian dialogue and started the study of Zen with masters Haku'un Yasutani, Soen Nakagawa, Shunryu Suzuki, and Eido Tai Shimano.

He continued creating bridges between Christian spirituality and eastern wisdom and, through interdisciplinary social commitment, contributing to understanding and peace in the world, for instance by co-founding the Center for Spiritual Studies, together with Jewish, Buddhist, Hinduist and Sufi teachers.

Brother David’s original thought has spawned significant research, from the first interfaith symposia (1972) comparing methods of meditation, to the modern scientific research in positive psychology as developed by Robert Emmons, Martin Seligman, and others. Among the vital findings which have forced changes in the scientific view of spiritual practice are: the role of gratefulness in political and altruistic action, the relationship between gratefulness and happiness, and the application of contemplative practice in character development and health. He is a member of the Lindisfarne Association.

Widely published as a writer, with more than 500 articles and 30 book chapters published, Brother David was included in The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 and cited in the 2002 volume. His books include Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, The Music of Silence (with Sharon Lebell), Words of Common Sense, and Belonging to the Universe (co-authored with Fritjof Capra). His most recent achievement is co-founding A Network for Grateful Living, an organization dedicated to gratefulness as a transformative influence for individuals and society.

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Total Books: 31
May Cause Happiness A Gratitude Journal
2018 - May Cause Happiness a Gratitude Journal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781683640578
ISBN-10: 1683640578
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help

The Way of Silence Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life
Practicing Silence New and Selected Verses
2014 - Practicing Silence New and Selected Verses [Paraclete Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612615615
ISBN-10: 1612615619
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

A Good Day A Gift of Gratitude
2013 - A Good Day a Gift of Gratitude (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781454907985
ISBN-10: 1454907983
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self-Help

99 Blessings An Invitation to Life
2013 - 99 Blessings an Invitation to Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385347945
ISBN-10: 0385347944
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

David Steindl-Rast Essential Writings
2010 - David Steindl-rast Essential Writings [Modern Spiritual Masters] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570758881
ISBN-10: 1570758883
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Musik der Stille
2010 - Musik Der Stille (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451062780
ISBN-10: 345106278X

Deeper Than Words Living the Apostles' Creed
2010 - Deeper Than Words Living the Apostles' Creed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307589613
ISBN-10: 0307589617
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Common Sense Spirituality The Essential Wisdom of David Steindl-Rast
2008 - Common Sense Spirituality the Essential Wisdom of David Steindl-rast [Crossroad Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780824524791
ISBN-10: 0824524799
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality

Die Achtsamkeit des Herzens
2005 - Die Achtsamkeit Des Herzens (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451056048
ISBN-10: 3451056046

Words of Common Sense for Mind Body and Soul
2002 - Words of Common Sense for Mind Body and Soul (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781890151980
ISBN-10: 189015198X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Music of Silence 2 Ed A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day
2001 - Music of Silence 2 Ed a Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781569752975
ISBN-10: 1569752974
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Flle und Nichts Von innen her zum Leben erwachen
1999 - Flle Und Nichts Von Innen Her Zum Leben Erwachen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451050268
ISBN-10: 3451050269

Listening Heart  The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness
1999 - Listening Heart the Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780824517809
ISBN-10: 0824517806
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Music of Silence A Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day
Grateful Heart
1997 - Grateful Heart (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781564552136
ISBN-10: 1564552136
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality

Musique du silence
1996 - Musique Du Silence (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782909828251
ISBN-10: 2909828255

Le Coeur  l'coute  L'Art de la vie contemplative
1996 - Le Coeur L'coute L'art De La VIe Contemplative (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782703304494
ISBN-10: 2703304498

The Ground We Share  Everyday Practice Buddhist and Christian
1996 - The Ground We Share Everyday Practice Buddhist and Christian (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781570622199
ISBN-10: 1570622191
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

The Music of Silence Entering the Sacred Space of Monastic Experience
L'univers aux frontires de la science et de la spiritualit
1995 - L'univers Aux Frontires De La Science Et De La Spiritualit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782710705390
ISBN-10: 2710705397