Entries by Lissa Reidel

Metta and the Benefits of Metta

Lise Meitner and Nuclear FissionThe Pali word metta means loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship,  and non-violence. Pali commentators define metta as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others. Through metta one refuses to be offensive and renounces bitterness, resentment and animosity of every kind, developing instead a mind of friendliness, accommodation and benevolence which seeks the well-being and happiness of others. True metta is devoid of self-interest. Read more…

..to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware

Electron Portrait of the Artist as his Dog Contemplating a Wave PacketThe moment one gives close attention to anything, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

Ten Practices of a Zen Peacemaker

Zen Peacemakers is an organization of socially engaged Buddhists. It was founded by Roshi Bernie Glassman and his wife Sandra Jishu Holmes in 1996 and its work has been continued by Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya.

Peacemakers throughout all space and time recognize that they are not separate from all that is. Read more…

Orlando’s Visual Diary

Orlando had been keeping a visual diary since the beginning of the year. Here is a random selection.

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15 Ways Blogs Are Transforming Our Lives

Why am I so eager to rebuild Bloginni, after it was destroyed by hackers? Because I love reaching out to others, sharing my thoughts and be a part of the way blogs and social media are creating new connections that would never have been possible before…

And because:
1.    The Blogosphere is a playful, experimental medium that is constantly renewing and reinventing itself in new incarnations. Read more…



Breathe! You are online. Right here. Right now.

Thich Nhat  Hanh

Kerouac’s List of Essentials

1.    Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2.    Submissive to everything, open, listening
3.    Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4.    Be in love with yr life
5.    Something that you feel will find its own form Read more…

Becoming Bodhisattvas


We are all

little buddhas

A Divine Dissatisfaction

Words of Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille

 There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening

that is translated through you into action,

and because there is only one of you in all time,

this expression is unique. Read more…

The Moon

Our companion from childhood.