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Faith in a Time of Shock & Sorrow

“If you lose,” the Dalai Lama once said, “don’t lose the lesson.” What is the lesson we must try to learn from this devastating election setback? First that the anger, prejudice, and self-centeredness in this country is more widespread and deeper than we wanted to imagine. Second, that in the days to come we will… read more

“The miracle at Gaviotas”–Daily Metta

“There had been seeds that had been waiting there for maybe thousands of years.” Michael Nagler discusses the seeds of renewal in our own existence, drawing an analogy to the Gaviotan rainforest that sprung from a desert.… read more

“Lessons on disappointment”–Daily Metta

September 26: “There is no word ‘disappointment’ in my dictionary.” –Gandhi (Day to Day with Mahatma Gandhi, vol. 4) “Swaraj in one year!” This was the cry that Gandhi used to ignite non-cooperation in 1921; however, Independence did not take place that year, nor for another 26, to be precise! Someone came to Gandhi and… read more

“A New Kind of Think Tank”–Daily Metta

April 4: “The method of satyagraha requires that the satyagrahi should never lose hope, so long as there is the slightest ground for it.” –Gandhi ( Mahatma, Vol. 5, p. 235)   When Michael Nagler told one of his young friends that he was going to start a new think tank on nonviolence, she responded… read more

Peace Paradigm Radio, May 3: Meta Peace Team

 A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. –Mahatma Gandhi Listen to PPR for May 3, 2013 by clicking the link below or clicking on the grey arrow. (If you right click on the link you can download the talk to your computer… read more