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Uncommon Conversations: Thich Nhat Hanh and Br. David Steindl-Rast

by The Grateful Living Team
(2012) These two old friends – a Buddhist monk and a Benedictine monk – talk…
Practices

Bright Word Mandala Practice

by TaikoPeace
In this video, PJ Hirabayashi guides you through the creation of your own bright word…

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Imperfection Binds Us Together

by Simran Jeet Singh
In this short video excerpted from our course, Grateful Hope, special guest Simran Jeet Singh…
Man climbing stairs toward light
Articles

Compelled by Hope

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This essay illustrates how grateful hope prepares us to acknowledge suffering and invites us to…
Kitchen sink filled with soaking dishes, up again a sunny window and a window sill with a small radio, herbs, and a fruit bowl.
Practices

Approaching Daily Tasks with Leisure

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
A daily practice of giving time to what requires time and deepening your relationship to…
Young woman using binoculars in a natural setting
Articles

Leisure: The Art of Loitering

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This essay shows how leisure is a natural outcome of living gratefully, inviting us to…
A woman walking up a long set of stairs toward the horizon
Articles

A Passionate Hope That Endures

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This essay introduces passion and endurance as fuel for grateful hope and illustrates how this…
Videos

I See You

by Reflections of Life
In this short film, Daniel Emuna shares the ways in which we are all connected…
A diverging dirt path in the woods surrounded by trees in filtered sunlight
Practices

A Path to Liberating Yourself From Fear

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This guided practice will help you notice fearful thoughts, examine them, and commit to holding…
Videos

Conflict Transformation: From Critical Mass to Critical Yeast

by John Paul Lederach
In this short video excerpted from our course, Grateful Hope, John Paul Lederach shares his…
A green leaf emerging from the center of an old tree stump
Articles

Becoming a People of Possibility

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This essay explores the key ingredients of hope: humility, possibility, and faith — and invites…