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ABOUT THE METTA GARDEN:
Mettā is the Pali word (maitrī in Sanskrit) for loving-kindness, benevolence, friendship or friendliness, and good will, etc. It can also be thought of as unconditional love or love without attachment. Mettā practice, is the cultivation of loving-kindness. It is a popular form of meditation within, but not limited to Buddhism.
A garden is a planned space set aside for cultivation and enjoyment, usually of plants, flowers, vegetables, etc.
It is my aspiration for this website, that it may be a place – a garden for the cultivation of loving-kindness (Mettā) through both the art and the writing shared. May we all benefit on this journey as we awaken to our true nature, which is Love.
Jaysen Waller (Dharma Name – Jinpa Lhaga) is an Artist and Meditation Teacher, located in Southern California. A long time meditator, Jaysen has trained with and is certified by Tibet House US and Dharma Moon under the guidance of David Nichtern along with The Open Heart Project under the guidance of Susan Piver and Jennifer Hollenstein. He considers his art a form and extension of his contemplative practice. In addition to creating art and teaching meditation, Jaysen occasionally acts and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.