Stories of Grateful Living

Savoring Silence and the Word

by Cheryl Andrew
He looked through the eyes of his heart and listened with the ears of his…
Cheryl Andrew

Cheryl Andrew

About the author
Cheryl Andrew is profoundly grateful for summers spent at Esalen—her happy place—in the company of Br. David, Francis Lu and her fellow “seminarians,” viewing and processing spiritually-themed films mindfully, indeed heartfully. The alchemy at play between the Austrian Benedictine monk and Chinese-American cultural psychiatrist made for a truly transformative experience. While Br. David last taught at Esalen on his 90th birthday, Francis Lu continues their work. Lists of favorite films can be found on