Category: Newsletter

A New Story for Changing Times: Newsletter

There are things we can’t change, but there’s always something within that framework that we can. The severe deterioration of our democratic institutions seems to have an implacable momentum, leading us to the kind of seismic cultural change known as “paradigm shift.” That we can do little about. But what we can do—and the Metta Center is very glad to be a part of—is try to help the shift be, as Sally Goerner says, “gentle rather than catastrophic.” See what our founder Michael Nagler says about that in today’s newsletter. We also share some inspiring resources for you on the new story. Read the December 13, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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We Are Enough: Newsletter

By the end of November, in this season of thanks and giving, we might begin to feel like we’re on gratitude overload! Everyone is talking about gratitude—but what if we stop for a moment to consider how truly revolutionary that is? In this spirit of radical gratitude, we are grateful to all of you for your support and collaboration in these efforts towards creating a more just and peaceful world. Turn to our latest newsletter for a generous dose of inspiration. Read the November 29, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Thankfulness: Newsletter

What are you thankful for? Gratitude is on our minds. So for this week’s newsletter introduction, our Partnership Catalyst expresses her thankfulness. You’ll also find links to Nonviolence Radio show and other resources. Did you know that we can provide nonviolence trainings for elementary school kids? Learn more about that too. Read the November 15, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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The Human Heart & Spirit: Newsletter

The Metta Center was amidst the recent Northern California fires. While news broadcasted the tragic loss of dozens of lives and thousands of homes, something entirely different was afoot that didn’t get so much attention: Our community came together in ways that were awe-inspiring and a confirmation of the deep humanity that resides with us. In this week’s newsletter, we provide resources to nourish your hearts and minds. You can link to our latest Nonviolence Radio show, along with several thought-provoking reads. Read the November 1, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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How We See: Newsletter

The Metta Center team has started exploring questions related to nonviolence every week. We take turns with the question-asking; whoever feels called to pose a question puts one out there. Some questions relate to personal circumstances, while others pertain to views about nonviolence in our broader culture. What’s on our minds and in our hearts: Nonviolence is about how we choose to see (or not see) what’s in front of us at any given time. Please check out today’s newsletter and let us know what you think. Read the October 18, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Honoring Pain + Willpower: Newsletter

Our latest newsletter reflects on two contrasting events from October 2: Gandhi’s birthday and the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas. What we feel compelled to say: We can act in ways that express our love for each other and this land. We can continue the constructive work of building a more peaceful, nonviolent world, one heart and relationship at a time. Read the October 4, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Movement Momentum: Newsletter

It’s no surprise that at times like this the Metta Center should be called on, resorted to, and consulted with more and more; and that’s at least one silver lining to the dark clouds on our political horizon, even as the world celebrates the International Day of Peace on September 21. In this week’s newsletter, we share some of our exciting updates in those regards. The image you see above is from the film Dolores, about the feminist labor activist Dolores Huerta. We can’t recommend it enough! Read the September 20, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Nonviolence Values: Newsletter

“Knowledge is like a river,” said Sri Mata Amritanandamayi. “Its nature is to constantly flow. Wherever it can flow, it does so, nourishing culture. On the other hand, the same knowledge, if devoid of values becomes a source of destruction for the world.” Nonviolence values are a constructive force. So in this week’s newsletter, we provide resources and inspirations to keep you steady in these unsteady times. Read the September 6, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Learning Nonviolence: Newsletter

Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia—and many other events before and since the 2016 elections in the US—make it clear that creating a culture of nonviolence requires learning the knowledge, skills, and practices that support it. That learning can happen right now, in two key areas of daily life: our schools and our homes. The Educators section on our website and this latest newsletter offer some great resources for educators and parents. Read the August 23, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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Nature & Human Purpose: Newsletter

Mullein, a “weed” whose seeds can lay dormant for over 100 years knows its purpose. These plants break up dry soil, their taproots mining nutrients that feed other plant life. Their tall seed heads produce 100,000 to 180,000 seeds, sustaining birds. Mullein live for 2 years, leaving behind mineral-rich matter. What about our purpose? Find out in today’s newsletter You don’t want to miss it: we link to our latest Nonviolence Radio show, which features an interview with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Read the August 9, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.

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