David Rothstein, Ph.D., studied English literature and theology in college and taught literature courses for several years at St. John’s University, during which time he was a Benedictine monk. His practice and interests include Benedictine spirituality, lectio divina, meditation, contemplative living, intentional community and environmental stewardship. He received his spiritual direction training at the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation and has experience with spirituality practices related to men’s lives, workplace, 12 Steps, body prayer (yoga, qigong, tai chi) and life transitions. He is a member of a contemplative Benedictine community of lay people in St. Paul (Indwelling Spirit community). He is also a hospice chaplain with Presbyterian Homes, Optage Hospice.