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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I've Been Trying To Explore What ... Posted by Somik Raha, Nov 24 2014 I've been trying to explore what it is about service that makes it sacred - it started with the thoughts on this topic that i had the privilege to share during the ServiceSpace retreat this year. During my travels in India, I have been getting some more time to reflect, and have finally had a chance to share these more publicly on the huffpo blog. Wanted to share it with our community here. Sacred Service | Somik Raha Some people call sacred service selfless service, referring to the practice of emptying oneself of ego, but selfless service seems like hard work. On the contrary, those who serve selflessly have a great lightness of being and seem to have a practice...
The Selfless Gene It’s Easy To ... Posted by Ilonka Wloch, Nov 24 2014 The Selfless Gene It’s easy to see how evolution can account for the dark streaks in human nature—the violence, treachery, and cruelty. But how does it produce kindness, generosity, and heroism? More
From Despair To Hope: Thank You Posted by Sara O'Toole, Nov 24 2014 Hello Dear Friends! Happy Monday to you (or Tuesday morning). I hope you are well. I am so grateful that I was able to hear the Awakin Call on Saturday November 22nd. It was wonderful. My entire family and I listened to the call with Gwynthe, and we have talked about it often since then. She is so inspirational. Music really is healing. I am looking forward very much to being part of your Awakin Calls transcription and live Twitter feed. I'm very grateful for this opportunity to work with you. Until recently I have felt very cut off from the world. You see, I have agoraphobia and panic disorder. It is a condition of the mind much like cancer of the body. There are periods of health and the reversal of the disease. There are also periods of remission. It is something that I believe will be healed fully some day. In ... Read Full Story
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Anferney's Challenge Intention Posted by Birju Pandya, Nov 24 2014 Behind each of KindSpring's 290+ challenges lies a beautiful intention. Like 'Advocates of Anferney' that was just created today: "My precious baby boy was born premature at 25 weeks gestation on November 30, 2013 and although he was strong, he lost his fight for his life on December 19, 2013. My son taught me so much and was such an inspiration to so many people. His memory will live on and you can all be a part of that by participating in this kindness challenge. When you complete your challenge for the day be sure to let the person know to be an Advocate of Anferney and pay it forward. Thank you so much for honoring my sweet baby boy with me."
I'm A Very Active Member Of ... Posted by sandyremillard , Nov 24 2014 I'm a very active member of Kindspring.org and enjoy sharing life's anecdotes and kind acts openly!
Connecting With People Posted by Bradley Stoll, Nov 24 2014 As I was going into SF, Carol and I prepared 14 sandwiches, packed up some bananas and water and headed off. Rather than just gifting food, I was hoping to hear some stories and learn. On BART, Juan took one look at my bag and said, "are you brining lunch to a concert?" When I told him what I was doing, he just stopped and was quite. I asked if he'd like a sandwich and something to drink, which he happily accepted. Juan had lived on the streets in the past and was trying to get back to Houston. As I departed to change trains, Juan thanked me again. This is going to be a fantastic day, I thought :). Walking from Civic Center BART to a park across from the Bill Graham Theatre (I think that's what it was), it was difficult as I passed many who were in need, but ... Read Full Story
Is There A Right Way To Get Angry? Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 24 2014 Anger can cause us a great deal of hurt, but it can also be a positive force that propels us to act and can spur creativity and fuel success. It is all about how we manage our anger in those instances when we feel overwhelmed by it. Read further to learn more about 'the right way' to get angry and how you can harness your anger for good. [Full Story]
... Posted by Jyoti , Nov 24 2014 Observe November 25 as a Meatless Day, One Day Veg Pledge - YouTube H'nble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani, HH The Dalai Lama, HH Shri Shri Ravi Shankar & celebrity Aamir Khan voice their message in ...
Kevin's "Trade" At Karma Kitchen Today Posted by Audrey Lin, Nov 23 2014 Today at Karma Kitchen, several of us were disarmed by the power of assuming value everywhere. :) The morning rolled off to a quiet start-- where, within the first hour of opening, our crew of 15 spirited volunteers were serving 3 guests. With an empty restaurant filled with eager hands to serve, we scratched our heads at what to do. An experienced volunteer suggested we take the spirit of Karma Kitchen beyond the walls, and make the slow day an excuse to practice generosity in other ways. A few folks got busy crafting up cards with inspiring quotes. Two others picked up some flowers and went around the neighborhood leaving them on people's windshields. After a half hour of distributing flowers and cards to people and car windshields in the area, four of the five folks came back just as the crowd started to pick up. One volunteer, Kevin, was gone for ... Read Full Story