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
Inspiring Audrey After 21 Days Of Kindness Posted by Jyoti , Jan 27 2015 A shout out to thank Audrey for coming to inspire the 21 who completed the 21 day kindness challenge today. They did pretty well on the silly face challenge for the group photo too. Good stories & reflections with lots of smiles.
How Sunshine Pottery Studio Came To Life Posted by Mira Hatland, Jan 27 2015 [After our Laddership Circle that just finished, I am brimming with love -- for all your collective hearts. Below is my story, that I briefly shared today.] If anyone asked me, “Would you like a fire to burn through your land and cancer to come knocking at your door in the month after?” Of course I would say, “Are you crazy?” But, as it turns out that is exactly what happened to me. And while I might never have asked for it, I find that I am feeling grateful these days. It is hard to explain, but when a friend asked me to write about this gratitude I decided to give it a try. I love my life, I give everything I have to this beautiful existence. I live totally and try not to step on people’s toes. I get beautiful visions of serving kids in a clay camp, of playing with my ... Read Full Story
A Child's Innocence Restored Posted by KindSpring.org, Jan 27 2015 I was standing in a long line at a cafe. In front of me stood a mom with her fidgety and clearly bored little boy. He looked to be 6 or 7 years old. A police car drove by the cafe and suddenly he came to life. "Mom, mom," he said excitedly, "It's the police, we better go outside, they're probably looking for us!". The mom looked mortified, her face red, as she explained to the long line of people waiting for a hot cup of coffee. "My son's bicycle was stolen last night. Someone took it from the front porch, cut the lock and carried it away. When we realized it had been stolen we called the police. He helped by describing what his bike looked like while the officer wrote the report. Now he thinks all the policemen in the city are out looking for his bike." Everyone in the line chuckled a bit at the innocence of a little boy who thought the police had nothing better to do than find his stolen bike. I got my coffee, sat for while, sipping it and reading the paper. The mom and little boy bought something and left the cafe. I watched ... full story: A Child's Innocence restored
Piloting Six-Week Laddership Circle Posted by Birju Pandya, Jan 27 2015 On ServiceSpace engagement spectrum, somewhere in between an online university and an incubator, is a space for project initiators to dive into our gift ecology processes, learn about the nuances of leading with inner transformation, and hold space for new designs to come to light. Starting tonight, we are piloting a six-week Laddership Circle with a group of seven Generosity Entrepreneurs (GE). Every week will focus on a particular theme, that progressively builds up from the personal to the systemic, as the GE's engage in pre-assigned readings and practices, spend 90 minutes on a video conference, share reflections and project design updates on the group feed. This is the culmination of several months of brainstorming, and we couldn't be happier to kick it off with this initial batch of love warriors ... Calvin Liu noticed that people often get disconnected with gratitude, because it can be sometimes awkward to express it. ... Read Full Story
Hello Friends, Birju And I Are ... Posted by Amit Dungarani, Jan 27 2015 Hello Friends, Birju and I are excited to be hosting this Saturday's Awakin Call featuring a person near and dear to our hearts - Anne-Marie Bauer! In any given encounter with Anne-Marie, one is inevitably left with a warmth of heart. A nurse by profession, nurturer by nature, and generous giver of small acts with great love, any environment that bears witness to her presence ends up beaming a-glow with her motherly care, sisterly counsel, down-to-earth grace and shining sincerity. We hope you can join us to listen and learn more about her amazing journey growing...to RSVP a click here!!!
It's Been A While Since I ... Posted by Priyanka Shruti, Jan 27 2015 It's been a while since I last posted. 2014 held a lot of surprises for me, a lot of changes. It shook me out of my comfort zone and into the unknown. It was scary, but I realized eventually it was an important part of life. Sometimes it happens to people sooner, and to other later in life. It was something rather interesting to experience, and definitely a time for growth. The posts of service space, daily good, kind spring and Awakin Wednesdays helped me, inspired me, and kept the hope going. After about a year, am excited to host Awakin meditations again, and get active in the community again. The most important thing I learnt from the 2014 is that no matter what, never forget to smile, never forget to be kind, even in the smallest capacity. ^_^
The Forest Requested, “Please, Show Us Your ... Posted by mindyjourney , Jan 27 2015 The Forest requested, “Please, show us your heart, Dear Lake, and we will bend Our grasses and reeds And cover you with our limbs.” The Lake replied, Waving her watery fingers, “Of course, my love, Together We embrace; Reflecting those Who will but see.” Blessings of vision, my friends. *reposted poem and photo from spring walk last year :) in response to Day 19 Simple Living prompt of to take a walk and find joy in the ordinary.
The Art Of Noticing ... And Creating Posted by DailyGood.org, Jan 27 2015 In this interview author, entrepreneur and internet thought leader Seth Godin discusses what he believes has become the "Connection Economy". Godin's belief is that there is a way to go about getting good at noticing things, and then being able to turn around and help others make that connection. And no matter on how small a scale, it is then that he thinks 'art' happens. [Full Story]
Hello From São Paulo, And 'Graduation' Video Posted by Ana Luiza Silva Spínola, Jan 26 2015 Since one year ago that Service Space came across my way, the work you do with all the projects (Karma Tube, DailyGood, Kind Spring …) are so inspiring for me that is difficult to put in words. I am so grateful that I am connected to this blessed movement, even from a distance out here in Brazil. I recently finished a culinary course, and I'm feeling very inspired and have an intention to attempt a Karma Kitchen in Sao Paulo -- let's see. Today I would like to share a video of my husband, Luis, from his graduation at World Peace Academy in 2014. I am sure you will like it. He made the video which was a big success among the students, mainly in my opinion because of the music ... :)
What The People Of The Amazon Know That You Don't Posted by DailyGood.org, Jan 25 2015 "Many human afflictions are diseases of the heart, the mind and the spirit. Western medicine can't touch those. I cure them." Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there are a small number of indigenous tribes who maintain a healing tradition that far pre-dates the development of modern medicine. In this powerful TED talk, ethnobiologist Mark Plotkin outlines the many challenges and perils that are endangering the tribes of the Amazon rainforest, and the urgent need to protect their irreplaceable wisdom. [Full Story]