The challenge before us is this: to treasure and preserve the independence given to us and learn to integrate it in an all-embracing interdependence.

Br. David Steindl-Rast, You Are Here: Keywords for Life Explorers
Book cover of You Are Here: Keywords for Life Explorers by Br. David Steindl-Rast (2023)

Part roadmap for orientating to life and part dictionary of important spiritual terms, Br. David Steindl-Rast‘s newest book, You Are Here, is the magnum opus of one of our most important living spiritual teachers.

This important work offers clear definitions of Br. David’s key spiritual terms, each contextualized in an inclusive, accessible roadmap for living a full and meaningful life. It is ideal for those new to Br. David’s teachings as well as longtime devotees of his work.

Described by Br. David as his “spiritual legacy” and unlike any book he’s written before, You Are Here offers invauluable spiritual direction from a unique perspective in history. At 96 years old, Br. David has counted Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Thomas Merton, H. H. the Dalai Lama, and Thomas Keating as friends and teachers. He has learned much, and offers it here.

Learn more about You Are Here in the excerpt below from an interview between Joe Primo, CEO of Grateful Living, and Br. David Steindl-Rast, founder of Grateful Living:

Praise for Brother David:

“Hugely inspiring and helpful.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn

“With mystic vision and poetic clarity, Brother David opens us to the eternal vision behind the creed.” —Jack Kornfield

“I love Brother Steindl-Rast, and all of his work. He is right up there for me with C. S. Lewis, Denise Levertov, and the great Frederick Buechner.” —Anne Lamott

“David Steindl-Rast is one of our Living Spiritual Teachers. In fact, he is probably the elder of this venerable group among those still actively teaching.” —

Discover more of Br. David’s books here.

Br. David Steindl-Rast
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.