Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceIn late February, Dalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
Seven Emergent Questions From India TripMultiple events practically everyday, across diverse communities -- sharing stories in fronts of many thousands, sitting in dozens of Awakin Circles in living rooms of kindred friends, cultivating many-to-many networks in 10+ retreats across India, and nurturing umpteen transformation-driven projects. None of it was planned. Read More »
Casa de Paz: House of PeaceAn inspiring video about Casa de Paz, which was recently honored by the Pollination Project. Read More »
SilenceExperiencing the magic that can happen within silence. Read More »
The Middle is the PathRagu reflects deeply on the principles of the ServiceSpace eco-system and its implication on design. Read More »
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Petition To Speak Out Against India-Pak War Posted by Chintan Girish Modi, Sep 29 2016 May I request you to sign this people's peace petition, and share it widely to urge Indians and Pakistanis to get together and ask our Prime Ministers to act with restraint and wisdom? https://www.change.org/p/indian-and-pakistani-citizens-speak-out-against-war Thank you for your support.
Dr. Jack In Calcutta Posted by Jayesh Parekh, Sep 29 2016 Dr. Jack -- amazing.
Interfaith Day In The Sukkah In Our Garden Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Sep 29 2016 Interfaith Day in the Sukkah in our Garden We invite you to join us for an interfaith celebration in the Sukkah in our garden on Sunday, October 23. We’ll begin with an hour of silence, followed by time of shared reflection, music, a meal together and, for all who would like to join us, the ancient ritual of the “four species” for unifying the earth. The Sukkah is a temporary dwelling where Jewish people live for a week each year in memory of our ancient 40 year journey through the desert. We are asked to make our Sukkah with two qualities: it has to be temporary, and it has to be beautiful. The ancient Jewish festival of Sukkot, dating back to biblical times, is celebrated in honor of "the 70 nations," i.e. all peoples of the world. Find more information, more spiritual background, and RSVP to join us, at Interfaith Day in the Sukkah in our Garden. We'd love to see you then! Love and blessings, Aryae & Wendy
Global Wisdom Circle With Sonya Shah Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Sep 29 2016 Sept. 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle with Sonya Shah: Justice that Heals Sonya's dialogue with friends from around the world created the space for deep dialogue about healing. Here she's speaking about her experience of working with men in prison. You can see the entire dialogue at Sept 25 OWL Global Wisdom Circle.
Work + T: An Everyone Culture: Human Development At Posted by Birju Pandya, Sep 29 2016 This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed An Everyone Culture: Human Development At Work. Welcome to Work+Transformation! In this issue, we focus on work practices that shift culture from the inside out. Many schools of thought on how to do this, our lens is geared towards evolution of consciousness towards love. Enjoy!
Gifts For Gifted Children Posted by DailyGood.org, Sep 29 2016 "What gifts can we offer gifted children? How can we who are their guardians do justice by them? The first gift is not to praise them for their talents alone. Just as a beautiful child is often praised only for their beauty, and grows simultaneously vain and insecure, an intelligent child can easily learn that their mind is what makes them lovable...Instead, give these children the gift of praise for attributes that have nothing to do with intelligence. Praise their kindness, their empathy, their bravery and strength. Praise their hearts and souls... This is the balm for a lonely child's heart." Here Betsy Cornwell outlines other gifts we can offer gifted children: ordinariness, time, courage to leap, and community. [Full Story]
“To Love Without Knowing How To ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Sep 29 2016 “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh (How to Love)
Miracles Begin With Hello Posted by KarmaTube.org, Sep 28 2016 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 4171 views and 15 comments. "The most terrible poverty is loneliness. Miracle Messages acknowledges this truth and is on a mission to ease the heartache suffered by those of us who are homeless. With the insight that everybody is somebody's somebody and a savvy handle on social media, the crew behind this fresh initiative aim to reconnect individuals with their loved ones. Documenting the process as well as the people who bring the project to life, this short clip is bound to make the eyes well." ... Watch: Miracles Begin with Hello
Laddership News: Settling Into September Gratitude Posted by Nicole Huguenin, Sep 28 2016 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. With summer settled into September, we're witness to a gearing up of gratitude amongst our alums -- as Melissa ignites the spirit of service with her middle school class, Somik rolls out a Gratitude Wall at work, and Bill's BequeathIt app launches into final stages of fruition!
From Royalty To Relics: India's Dinosaur Princess Posted by DailyGood.org, Sep 28 2016 Known as India's very own "Jurassic Park," the Balasinor Fossil Park lies nestled in the tiny Raiyoli village of Gujarat's Khera district. And guarding the Park's 65-million-year-old eggs is a fiercely passionate, dinosaur-loving former princess, Aaliya Sultana Babi. Aaliya fell in love with the fossil beds when she was a teenager and is now an enthusiastic promoter and protector of the precious and awe-inspiring site. [Full Story]