retreat kauai, Banana Patch Studio, and Waipa Foundation present


Grateful Living:
a weekend workshop with Brother David Steindl-Rast and Anthony Chavez August 2-3, 2014
at the Waipã Foundation

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,

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

Benedictine Brother

David Steindl-Rast on his national and international tours.

Workshop weekend $150

August 2-3, 2014

Includes two day workshop and lunch on both days.

Register here

Directions to Waipa Foundation




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