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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Monthly Tidbits From Across The Hive Posted by ServiceSpace , Sep 24 2017 In London this week, Trishna and the Awakin community had to get a bigger hall to host a familiar face (and Pancho eyes will notice that earth flag in the background!): Audrey, Sheetal and Khush are now in Poland, among a delegation of 40+ people armed with … Polish Smile Cards! (Yes, the first one was used in the Polish Embassy!) English Smile Cards, by the way, are still going strong. Our international army of shippers field requests for tens of thousands of cards every month, like this one from Christine: “I will be 71 on my next birthday and would like to do 71 acts of kindness to celebrate this occasion. I plan to leave a Smile Cards for each act, it will save me a lot of writing!” KindSpring also held its first inclusion challenge, anchored by Chandni! Volvo wrote to us about replicating it with their 10 thousand employees. And ... Read Full Story
This Came In My Email Today ... Posted by Mia Tagano, Sep 22 2017 This came in my email today - beautiful and stunning- uplifting as tears flow. Subject: Volunteers from Japan to help in CDMX Earthquake. From a friend - Arrived into Mexico City airport this afternoon and in the baggage claim a huge team of Japanese rescuers all in orange jumpsuits, serious and determined, ready to get to work, with their mounds of equipment, and the most moving moment, forgive me for crying, when one Mexican man began clapping and wordlessly the entire airport area joined in slow rhythms and all one could hear was the sound of human hands in solidarity and with profound gratitude for this human to human gift, clapping in unison for 5 minutes. And the Japanese men bowed their heads. Profound beyond words.
Beautiful And Simple Responses From Our ... Posted by Mia Tagano, Sep 21 2017 Beautiful and Simple responses from our Karmatube facebook community to the question - "What made you happy today? Not who, but what made you happy?" • My son coming home and sharing with me what they're discussing in his Jr. College class (he usually doesn't do this!) • Seeing my mum come out of hospital • Babysitting my granddaughter Aaroo • Opening my eyes • Having a hug with my daughter • Prayer • Accomplishment at work • Appreciation • Rain made me thrilled • Decluttering my cupboard • Being grateful
Values Are Caught Not Taught: Lessons From My Posted by Trishna Shah, Sep 21 2017 When my first-born child was only a few weeks old, we went to the hospital together to pay forward a beautiful gift that we had received to share with another little baby. Just months after she learned how to walk, we started doing little acts of kindness together consciously and had a lovely time sharing love with others in little ways. She's grown up having pay-it-forward birthday parties with friends, including mostly recently her 4th birthday and 5th birthday. When my second daughter was a toddler, she was already a really giving person naturally. She would happily give someone her favourite food or toy in an instant, a decision that came as a reaction from her heart and she never let her head get in the way. Recently, the younger one has developed an awareness of "mine" and having "more," which is relatively normal at this age. In response, I've ... Read Full Story
Ulrike Reinhard: Skateboard Parks And Power Of Posted by Rahul Brown, Sep 20 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Ulrike Reinhard: Skateboard Parks And Power Of RelationshipReflection questions: Our guest this week has lived according to the logic of dynamic networks long before the internet appeared. She has been described as having "the genius to be able to think and act in terms of interaction. In conversation with her, it’s easy to forget about set agendas and fixed outcomes and follow wherever the dynamics of open processes might lead." How do you see the value of agenda-less interactions as distinct from "networking"?