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Lessons from My Grandfather – Podcast

Is anger a problem or a power? Nonviolence Radio speaks with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, about nonviolence, anger, and lessons from his grandfather with a contemporary lens. Plus catch up with Michael Nagler’s inspiring and informative segment, Nonviolence in the News. See this page for a partial transcript and links from Nonviolence in the… read more

Toward a way of life: Daily Metta Weekend Videos!

In our first Daily Metta video, Michael discusses the relationship between inner work and culture, two dimensions of the change that will lead to a nonviolent future. Find out why. In this next video, he explains how when we experience anger, we can direct its energy toward nonviolent action. Nonviolent states of mind have real… read more

Transforming anger for nonviolent power: Daily Metta

In today’s Daily Metta video, Michael discusses the story about a Kerala bear from the life of his teacher, Eknath Easwaran, who saw an opportunity for transforming anger into constructive action, and draws out nonviolent lessons from it. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched… read more

“Was Gandhi angry?”–Daily Metta

December 15: “It is not that I am incapable of anger, for instance; but I succeed almost on all occasions to keep my feelings under control.” –Gandhi (Young India, October 1, 1931) Hold on. Don’t get excited. When Gandhi said that he succeeds in keeping his feelings “under control” he is not making the case… read more

“The Nonviolent Moment”–Daily Metta

November 15: “I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger.” –Gandhi (Young India, September 15, 1920) One of the most pivotal moments of Gandhi’s life was when he was kicked off the train in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, for sitting in a First Class compartment because he was Indian, though… read more

“The power of anger”–Daily Metta

March 21: “I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.” –Gandhi (Young India, 9-15-1920, p. 6)   In a recent weekend workshop with the Metta… read more

“Disagree without hostility”- Daily Metta

January 3 Differences of opinion should never mean hostility. -Gandhi (Young India 3-17-1927) Gandhi created this pair of sandals for his “opponent” in South Africa, General Jan Smuts, which were clearly worn very often.  Where there is more than one person, there will be differences of opinion. How we handle differences of opinion is a… read more