In 2013, a project called ‘Living Mindfully and Gratefully’ — inspired and encouraged by encounters with Benedictine Monk Brother David Steindl-Rast and other contributors — led to a documentary film intended to be shown in cinemas, schools, seminars and other educational institutions.

These excerpts of filmed interviews with English voiceovers provide an insight into the documentary film, Fulfilled Life – When the Cup Overflows. 10 years after production, the filmmakers met with Br. David and two other participants for an updated exchange of ideas.

Br. David Steindl-Rast
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Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.