Brother David Steindl-Rast,
Benedictine monk, psychologist, and author, has lectured on five continents. He was Spiritual Teacher in Residence at Esalen, and is concerned with the unique challenges and opportunities of our time.
Gratitude and gratefulness are becoming frequently used key words among spiritual practitioners. What stands behind this new phenomenon? Does it point toward a shift in consciousness? What are the practical implications for people to whom the spiritual life is important?
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour. —William Blake
Since movies began, luminous actors and actresses have depicted journeys that transform human consciousness. This seminar will show fourteen feature films (1939-2011) from the US, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and China including some films not seen at our film seminars since 2006, with our first two all-time favorites among them.