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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Awakin Call With Bob Sadler Posted by Chirag Medhora, Sep 13 2014 This is a transcript of the call with Bob Sadler which took place on August 16th, 2014. For more information on Bob or to listen to the conversation, click here: http://www.awakin.org/forest/index.php?pg=guest&cid=164. This call was moderated by Bela. Bela: Could you share a little bit about your first experiences with photography? It seems like you had carried your camera out there to Vietnam when you went to serve (in the war). What really prompted you to take that up and capture what was happening around you? Bob: Well, I was very young - just about 20 years old – and had not seen much of the world. Suddenly, I found myself halfway around the globe in very different place and I was just awestruck by the beauty of that country and very quickly I decided I would get a camera. So I went to the local exchange and talked to the guy behind ... Read Full Story
Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Posted by DailyGood.org, Sep 13 2014 With goggles resting on her head and peacock feathers folded into hair, Zina Lahr viewed herself as a canvas. Self-diagnosed with "creative compulsive disorder", Zina filmed a video to share her passion for mechanics and animatronics. She reveals some of her jaw-dropping artwork: a giant puppet spider she helped create for a movie, and a wired paper crane for stop-motion animation. Zina's artwork reflects the power of her imagination brought to life. Her products were a tangible demonstration of the passion and creativity that flowed from her talent to create robotics. This video was an audition for a chance to compete on a reality show as a creature creator. Although she got a spot, Zina turned it down to return home and care for her grandmother, who was battling lung cancer. Several weeks after filming this video, Zina Lahr passed away in a hiking accident at the age of 23. [Full Story]
Just Saw This Amazing Video :) STOP ... Posted by Sachi Maniar, Sep 12 2014 Just saw this amazing video :) STOP ! LOOK! GO! - Be grateful, Be happy David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful - YouTube The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, ...
Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Sep 12 2014 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... seasoul12 shares: "❤ be gentle with yourself ❤" rosemariebrummet shares: "Upon exiting Sunday school i asked my sweet grandson what he made today, he said "a friend"! " eren shares: "Today I opened the door for everyone, I handed people their folders when they were passed along, and I didn't get angry at everyone. It made me happy doing those things for others."
9 Ways In Which The Culture Of Watching Is Changing Us Posted by DailyGood.org, Sep 12 2014 Our constant use of cameras, TVs, computers, and smart devices is affecting our thoughts and behavior to a degree we may not even realize, changing how we identify ourselves and how others understand us. We are watching so many -- and so many are watching us in so many different places and ways -- that watching and being watched fundamentally alter how we think and behave. [Full Story]
A Prayer Of Goodwill Posted by Dinesh Mehta, Sep 11 2014 Just a little bit before the Awakin Circle yesterday, Harshida and I had this spontaneous thought of expressing our gratitude -- and offering a prayer. We felt deeply blessed to receive your goodwill, and since many of you requested the recording and lyrics, we've sharing it below. Click below to listen (you can also download here): Maitri bhav nu pavitra jharnu muj haya ma vahya kare May the pure stream of loving kindness continue to flow thru me Shubh thavo aa sakala vishwa nu evi bhavana nitya rahe May the prayer of universal goodwill be unending within me Gun thi bharela gunijan dekhi hayu maru nrutya kare May my heart dance at the sight of virtuous noble ones E santo na charana kamal ma muj jeevan nu arth rahe May the essence of my life be in the footsteps of such saints Deen kreur ne dharma vihona dekhi dil ma dard rahe May I be filled with compassion for ignorant and under privileged Karuna ... Read Full Story
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me Posted by Duane Elgin, Sep 11 2014 Here’s a beautiful, short video about death and dying that I wanted to share with you.
Mysteries Of Nature Posted by Popat Savla, Sep 11 2014
How To Help Kids Listen To Their Minds Posted by DailyGood.org, Sep 11 2014 Maintaining focus in an age of ever-increasing distractions can seem daunting, to say the least. For teachers working to engage the minds of our youth, these distractions can make learning an impossible task. Our children are at the mercy of their disorganized minds -- with failing grades, high suspension rates, and violence only the tip of 'chaotic mind' iceberg. But with the introduction of an innovative new 'mindfulness' program, students are learning "for the first time that they need not be puppets dangling on the strings of their own overactive minds." [Full Story]
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