Having posted this in the morning I was amazed to learn that Keating will be at MIT on October 18 with the Dali Lama and Brother David Stendl-Rast. I thought Keating had been near death a year ago. What wonderful news. As for Stendl-Rast, I receive a one sentence message every day from Grateful Living. com, about gratitude in its many forms, in many cultures and religions. It's free and a good way to start the day.