Title of contribution:

Integral Christianity and Universal Spirituality

Where & when:

Toscana (Main)

Friday, 25th May


Europe’s culture has been strongly influenced by a Christianity that is now in crisis — as is also European culture. With the help of Ken Wilber’s thought models, Brother David will explore both the current crises and potential ways of overcoming them. In view of the close connection between Europe and Christianity, it is not only Christians whom this exploration concerns, but all who care for Europe’s future.

About David Steindl-Rast:

Born in Vienna, Austria, David Steindl-Rast studied art, anthropology, and psychology, at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (MA) and the University of Vienna (PhD). In 1953, he joined Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery, where he is now a senior member. He began studying Zen in the 1960s, and became a pioneer in interfaith dialogue. In 1975, he received the Martin Buber Award for his achievements building bridges between religious traditions.