Michael Lisagor

Michael Lisagor

Once upon a time, Mike Lisagor was an aerospace and IT engineer, and then an industry executive.  He finally relinquished his suit and tie to start a consulting company, Celerity Works in 1999. Although now retired (from work), he is still one of the co-founders of GovFlex.com but spend most of his time writing, giving motivational presentations to high school students and sharing my 49-year practice of Buddhism with members of other faith traditions especially as it relates to creating hope in trying times. Mike also plays harmonica and sing in a local blues band, Good Karma Blues, and creates graphic art from music and nature photos.

​Mike has written hundreds of magazine articles and blogs on a variety of business and Buddhist related topics. He is also the author of Romancing the Buddha which he adapted into a successful one-man show at Bainbridge Performing Arts (it can be viewed on his web site). His nature photographs have appeared in the Boston Globe, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Living Buddhism as well as in several local galleries. His art project, Music Makers, has appeared in the gallery of Bainbridge Performing Arts and is currently in the lobby of New Motion Physical Therapy. His latest series, Reimbursed Nature Photo Art, is currently on exhibition at Blackbird Bakery.


Mike’s Musings during the Coronavirus:

Never Disparaging and the Coronavirus

Eliud Kipchoge and the Coronavirus

Therapists and the Coronavirus

Teenagers and the Coronavirus

Isaac Asimov and the Coronavirus

Bobby McFerrin & the Coronavirus

Gilda Radner and the Coronavirus

Henrik Ibsen & the Coronavirus

A Remarkable Mender & the Coronavirus

Julie Andrews and the Coronavirus

Most Lucky One & the Coronavirus

Lily Tomlin & the Coronavirus

Herbie Hancock & the Coronavirus

Leo Tolstoy & the Coronavirus

Most Beautiful One & the Coronavirus

Grandma Moses & the Coronavirus

Leonardo da Vinci & the Coronavirus

Lean on Bill Withers and Defeat the Coronavirus

Gandhi, King, Ikeda & the Coronavirus

Tagore and the Coronavirus

Annie Leibovitz and the Coronavirus

Ansel Adams and the Coronavirus

Louise Penny and the Coronavirus

Harry Manx and the Coronavirus

Keb’ Mo’ and the Coronavirus

Davy Jones and the Coronavirus

Prince Hamlet and the Coronavirus

Helen Keller and the Coronavirus

Pema Chodron and the Coronavirus



  • Video of a very well-received talk I have given numerous times about Creating Hope from a Buddhist Perspective

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