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 »
Recent Blog Posts
Came Across This. Make So Much ... Posted by Harpreet Sandhu, Jul 04 2015 Came across this. Make so much sense...
Have You Ever Wondered What Happened ... Posted by Harpreet Sandhu, Jul 04 2015 Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Really makes me think of gratitude for where we are and what we are able to do in this country!!
*inspired By Gitanjali, With Blessings And ... Posted by mindyjourney , Jul 04 2015 *inspired by Gitanjali, with blessings and appreciation for our entire Awakin call team. The mighty song of the tiny wren Echoed volumes of its freedom sung As the Awakin call with Gitanjali had barely begun. Through my open window this USA Independence Day, The sex workers lives of Calcutta were made more clear. Young girls and women trapped and captured Their songs starved for love, stifled from show. Learning the give and receive of a caring sharing heart, Gitanjali opened us all to the happiness that bubbles When we follow our life's passionate song most humble. Let loose our sense of home, wherever it may lead, Reverberating volumes of compassion's loving seed. Now, from the arbor as I write, the owls are hooting Their collective calls and I reflect on the feather found Just this morn from one of them, I'm sure. Surrounded by the orbs of Light Rounded and globed in a message transmuted If I could only understand each being's true plight. Meditating between the firework's boom It comes to me that we all breathe The songs of birds immeasurable; Large and small, the Universe's messengers Heard with an awakening of life's uncertain trill.
Kindness Is Like A First Love ... Posted by Devansh Bhatia, Jul 04 2015 kindness is like a first love it can change a life with a miracle and a promise to wipe away sorrows and strife.
Building A Reading Revolution Posted by DailyGood.org, Jul 04 2015 As more and more people obsessively stare into their smart phones and tablets, the world seemingly grows a little more disconnected. But the folks at The Reader Organization, an award-winning charity and social enterprise, have gone about reversing that trend by offering to get people together to simply read aloud to each other. The benefits of this straightforward exercise are quite evident: improved self-confidence, a heightened sense of belonging, and a chance to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise meet in your normal day-to-day life. [Full Story]
Cubs: When You Want To Just Quit Being A Mom Posted by Trishna Shah, Jul 04 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on When You Want To Just Quit Being A Mom. Take a look."There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situtaion is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply." - Elder M. Russel Ballard.
This Evening, Rather Unusually, We Still ... Posted by Trishna Shah, Jul 03 2015 This evening, rather unusually, we still had one guy working on a few things at our flat until quite late, as we enter the final few weeks of finishing up our new space and make an effort to tie up loose ends. Unlike many of his colleagues, who are really friendly, make an effort to chat with us as they work around the house while we live here and are very respectful of our space, this fellow was always a bit different, a bit more distant and not quite as friendly or respectful of our home. As it was time for Sareena to head to bed, she did her customary goodnights to everyone, as she does every night. Before heading towards her room, she made one final stop -- she suddenly ran up to Graham and gave him a huge hug and said goodnight with a smile ... Read Full Story
The Power Of Landspeak Posted by DailyGood.org, Jul 03 2015 Under pressure, Oxford University Press revealed a list of the entries it no longer felt relevant to a modern-day childhood, including acorn, bluebell, buttercup, dandelion, ivy, lark, and mistletoe. The outdoor and the natural are displaced by the indoor and the virtual -- a small but significant symptom of the simulated life we increasingly live. And what is lost is the power that certain terms possess to enchant our relations with nature and place. [Full Story]
Maitri Tune By Maatibaani Ft. Ankita Joshi & Noor Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Jul 02 2015 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Maatibaani Ft. Ankita Joshi & Noor Mohammed Sodha: Boondan Boondan.
While Walking... Posted by Nicole Huguenin, Jul 02 2015 The first 21-Day Walking Challenge on Kindspring has 54 participants from 14 countries taking collective inward strides to outward connection with people, place and purpose. With prompts such as, Get Lost, Smile, and Each Step as Peace, Each Step as Joy stories have emerged of reconnecting with family through weekly walks, discovering hidden treasures not far from home, honoring the people who built the sidewalks, meeting new neighbors, enjoying a slower pace, and discovering inner beauty through the bounties of nature. Excited for the last few days of collectively stepping towards head, hand, and heart alignment together. It's no surprise that one of our walkers found this little reminder on her Get Lost walk. Just...