Tag Archives: metta

Commitment #7: Loving No Matter What

  Commitment #7: Loving No Matter What: Even when my needs are seriously unmet, I want to keep my heart open. If I find myself becoming judgmental, angry, or otherwise triggered, I want to seek support in transforming my judgments and meeting others with love.   How can we love “no matter what?” Who really… read more

Michael Nagler Speaks at Dominican University of California

Michael Nagler, President and Co-Founder of The Metta Center for Nonviolence, visited Dominican University of California on April 3rd. He gave a presentation and spoke about the roadmap and the New Story. Listen to it right here, but note: the recorder lost power at the end so it cuts off abruptly. We will work on… read more

A National Peace Academy Partnership with Metta Center

  meditation for peacemakers Date: March 17, 2012 Time: 9:30-5:30 pm Location:  Petaluma, CA (to be announced once registrations are in). Conducted by:   Metta Center for Nonviolence Course Instructors: Michael Nagler, Metta Center President and Professor emeritus and founder of Peace and Conflict Studies Program, UC Berkeley; Stephanie Van Hook, Metta Center Executive Director Course fees: $125 general (We… read more

How to sustain a revolution

By Stephanie Van Hook (distributed by Peace Voice 1.1.12)   Starting a revolution is like lighting a match; it risks becoming extinguished as quickly as it was lit. Sustaining a revolution, however, is like starting a fire, and ensuring that it has the fuel to burn as long as necessary. As an agent of change,… read more

The Next Salt March

          Turning Our Backs on Consumerism By Eknath Easwaran As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the “atomic age”—as in being able to remake ourselves. —Mahatma Gandhi In one of my favorite Sanskrit stories from ancient India, an… read more


A Love Beyond Supreme: A Tribute to METTA by Thien Huu Nguyen. Since I started walking the Buddhist path, the practice of metta (loving-kindness) has become more and more an important part of my life. If there were one practice that I would say is the most far-reaching practice for me, it would have to… read more