*All original art, photography, and writing appearing on this website are subject to copyright. Feel free to share as long as you give credit. If you want to use the art, photography, or writing for some use other than personal (e.g. commercial use or to publish) please contact for permission, first. Thank you.


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.


contemplative artist & writer

About me?
Well, here are some words:
artist, writer, occasional actor, certified meditation instructor, Buddhist, vegetarian, son, brother, uncle, friend…
I think we are here to open our hearts and work towards an end to suffering. The world needs bodhisattvas.
Here are some things I like:
authenticity, interdependence, compassion, kindness, vulnerability, love, peace, bodhicitta, laughter.
Grateful for your presence online and in the world. Thank you for taking time to read my blog.
may you be happy
may you be at ease
may you be free from all suffering

If you would like to know more about me, check out my Facebook link or Twitter feed down the page on the right, or copy and paste the URL’s below:

jaysen on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaysenwaller
jaysen on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JaysenWaller
jaysen on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1295445/

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Jaysen,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love your stuff, here, too! What great thoughts and poetry. You are so soulful. Such a wonderful human spirit. I love you my friend. I’m putting a link to your blog on my blogroll. Love!LLJ

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