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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One Of Our Subscribers Shared This ... Posted by Afreen Malim, Nov 28 2015 One of our subscribers shared this wonderful note recently in the spirit of Thanksgiving: I bless this day in the fullness of good it already contains, in the many occasions it offers to listen deeply, to be of service to others, to express gratitude moment by moment and to keep my mind so filled with love, beauty and joy that no negativity can find even the tiniest crack in which to set foot. I bless this day in the infinite opportunities it gives me to love: to love and bless every human I meet, every beast or bird I pass by, every plant I behold, for all are but the manifold expressions of the infinite Life that undergirds all. Truly, I bless this day for the wonderful adventure it can become as I walk through it with the eyes of wonder rather than boredom, use every opportunity to express peace rather than irritation, and chose love over fear. Thank you, Life, for this day.
24-days-small-acts-of-kindness Advents Calendar Posted by Jana N, Nov 28 2015 24-days-small-acts-of-kindness Advents Calendar On the 1st of December starts the Advents Calendar preparing for Christmas. We like to invite you to prepare for a Christmas you love to be part of in joining us with a small act of kindness each day. This is an act with no strings attached. Find out how much you truly have to give by doing it. There is just one rule: do everyday something else and keep it small, doable. Find a buddy to commit to and to do it together with. Contact them daily, per mail, text, call, personal contact and let them briefly know what you did today. This is about inspiration, not competition. This idea is an adjusted form originating from www.servicespace.org where you can find more ideas. They give away small cards to invite the recipient to join in the circle of small acts of kindness. You can order them for free with them. ... Read Full Story
Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together For A Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 28 2015 If our conversations and personal relations are at the heart of our work, then how do we contribute to or take energy away from this natural process? Are we using the intelligence of just a few people instead of hundreds or thousands? What if increasing the success of efforts to cut costs and make organizations more efficient, innovative, and competitive depended on focusing on the core process of conversation and meaning-making through which we as human beings have always co-evolved new realities? The authors in this article ask and seek to answer these and many such question, and provide a very helpful framework of conversational leadership that we can each use in our daily lives. [Full Story]
Cubs: Teaching Kids About Diversity Posted by Trishna Shah, Nov 28 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Teaching Kids About Diversity. Take a look."Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together." --Jacqueline Woodson
From Consumption To Creation Posted by Jyoti , Nov 27 2015 On Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, some of us chose to come together to create a colorful Friday instead. We made art in silence in community. In an hour, we each had created something beautiful (samples below). In the circle that followed, there were heartfelt words spoken and heard. The circle ended with an offering of songs sung with guitar music, by Aryae and Wendy. A very special and memorable evening. Feeling very grateful and blessed.
Does It Pay To Be Kind To Strangers? Posted by Bhoutik Mehta, Nov 27 2015 Sandi Mann, a psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire, had just embarked on a new project to explore the phenomenon of “paying it forward” – a popular philosophy of being generous to a stranger, in the hope they will pass on the kindness to someone else. “The idea is to create a chain – a domino effect,” Mann explains.Mann’s idea was to try it herself for a couple of weeks and observe the way people react. After all, most people might have the intention of being a little bit kinder, yet we feel that we are unable to muster up the willpower. So why is it so difficult to both give, and accept, kindness? Sandi Mann in BBC: Does it Pay to be Kind to Strangers?
Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Nov 27 2015 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... ritagnes shares: "Thank you all for your posts. Wow! First time in being a part of online community! This is amazing! " mgargarian shares: "I spent time with my elderly mother in rehab; encouraging her to walk and eat; keeping her company, and reassuring her she's getting better." Mish shares: "Just stepped outside & was awed by the night sky...sunset reflected off the clouds."
Maitri Tune By S N Goenka Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Nov 27 2015 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by S N Goenka: Buddha's Chant As Sung.
Shangrilla Gilgit Baltistan. My Home Town ... Posted by hassan yashkun, Nov 27 2015 Shangrilla gilgit baltistan. my home town
The Way We Think About Work Is Broken Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 27 2015 What makes work satisfying? In this TED talk, psychologist Barry Schwartz argues that there are intangible values that our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. He describes how the ideas human beings create shape human nature and that it is time to revisit our ideas about the way we work. [Full Story]