retreat kauai, Banana Patch Studio, and Waipa Foundation present
About Brother David
David Steindl-Rast 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 began to study with Zen Buddhist masters.
He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies with Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Sufi teachers. He also co-founded A Network for Grateful Living, an organization dedicated to gratefulness as a transformative influence for individuals and society. Brother David was a featured speaker at the TED Global 2013 Conference. You can learn more about Brother David at his website, gratefulness.org
About Anthony Chavez
Raised in the farm worker movement his grandfather
founded, Anthony Chavez grew up
participating in United Farm Workers’ marches, picket lines and political campaigns. The oldest son of Socorro and Paul Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s middle son, Anthony
speaks around the country before numerous student and community groups on behalf of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, established
by the Chavez family to further his grandfather’s life and work.
The past two years have seen him serve as travel assistant to
David Steindl-Rast on his national and international tours.
THE KEY TO JOY
In the peaceful setting of Waipa’s natural beauty, our two-day workshop will explore – through input, discussion, and practical exercises – the joy of grateful living. We shall ask how to find this joy, how to overcome obstacles on the path to it, and how to fully harvest its riches. Bring your own questions and concerns. We shall use them as stepping-stones towards a practice you might find helpful in your daily life. Anthony Chavez and Brother David Steindl-Rast together will give you a twofold perspective on gratefulness – from under 30 and over 80