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
The Left Shoe Posted by KarmaTube.org, Aug 24 2016 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 7257 views and 22 comments. "Remember the joy of a new pair of shoes? This beautiful film, based on a story attributed to Gandhi's life, depicts the lives of two boys. It is the first film by then, 20-year old filmmaker, Sarah Rozik, and won the Jury's special award in the short film category at the 2014 Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival." ... Watch: The Left Shoe
Living Gandhi's Message In Inner City Oakland Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 24 2016 Francisco ("Pancho") Ramos-Stierle's life changed abruptly when he learned that the university where he was pursuing his PhD was working with an outside laboratory to develop next generation nuclear weapons. At that time, he refocused his life on service and activism. He explains, "I began to evolve my definition of success. It wasn't just about me getting to do what I wanted to do; it was finding a way for all of us to align our hearts and our minds so that they are working together. I soon found that it involved quieting the mind so that it can hear what the heart says. Or, another way to say it is "How to combine the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, who knew that success is happy, healthy children, a harmonious community, and a healthy environment, with modern technology so that we use our technology for the well-being of all." [Full Story]
There Are Days When You Are ... Posted by Peggy , Aug 24 2016 There are days when you are the water, there are days when you are the leaves, and days when you are the stones. Love them all. You can also be the tree who sees all.
Three Kind Acts :) Posted by KindSpring.org, Aug 23 2016 AndiCas: Kindness AngelsI've not been around here much recently as were been exceptionally busy with courses etc these last months. One of the courses we host is a Permaculture Design Course, and I want to tell you about the 'Kindness Angel' that our teacher has introduced into this year's events. On the ...Naturalhigh: A Big Bang For My Bucks! A Big Bang for My Bucks! Forgoing my normal meditation routine in the a.m. I decided I would go to the Dollar Tree this morning before work and pick up some balloons for a coworkers departure. That's it , just that. Well you know as well as I do that you ...beckyjo: The Ripple Effect -- Inward And OutwardI just got my credit card statement and it inspired me to share a small act of kindness I experienced recently. I flew home to tend to my elderly Mother following surgery, but am terrified of flying so I had taken drugs to help me get through it. As I was ...
Teaching + T: Teaching+T: Beyond Creative Learning Posted by Audrey Lin, Aug 23 2016 Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: Beyond Creative Learning. As August melts into September, classroom creativity and character education skyrocket into action -- such as when reprimands are replaced with "mindful moments," students produce a video on their shared humanity, and schools across the globe march to the beat of new modes of learning.
"Man Has Lost The Capacity To ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 21 2016 "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth." - Albert Schweitzer.
Well, I Gave Myself A Really ... Posted by Rhonda Fried, Aug 21 2016 Well, i gave myself a really great treat this weekend. After hearing about the Yukon, Oklahoma Police department attending the birthday party of the little boy with Autism, it made me so happy that I used Amazon and sent them a big organic fruit and nut gift! I like the thought of all the positive attention they will get for doing something good, and the hope that this kind of act, and news story, will catch on! www.truelovebreakingthecycleoffailedrelationships.com ; this weeks post: Dharma, Find your purpose
Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation Posted by Awakin, Aug 21 2016 This week's Awakin reading is by Miki Kashtan titled 'Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation': When Yannai, my sister Inbal’s son, was three and a half, his grandparents were visiting and were staying in the downstairs room. At about 8am the next morning Yannai started banging a pole on the floor upstairs. There ensued the following dialogue: Inbal: “Seeing you banging on the floor, I am worried about our guests. I would like them to be able to rest as long as they wanted. Would you be willing to stop banging or to bang on the couch?” Yannai: “I don't want to, but I'm willing.” I: “How come you don't want to?” Y: “Because it's not waking me up!” I: “So how come you're willing?” Y: “Because I want to consider you.” He then put down the pole, without any of the sense of resentment and anger that people often exude when they are doing something against their will. Inbal expressed her gratitude to her son for meeting her need for cooperation, ... [Read more]
10 Tips For Effective Communication Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 21 2016 In this article, Liz Kingsnorth explores the ways we can improve our relationships with others at home, at work and with friends, by improving the way we communicate. Kingsnorth offers ten tips to keep in mind to communicate non-violently when engaging with the world, which include simple actionable steps like listening more than speaking, to more complex ideas exploring empathy and non-verbal communication -- all the while providing concrete examples that we can relate to and apply in our daily lives. [Full Story]
Maitri Tune By Michael W Smith Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Aug 21 2016 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Michael W Smith: Open The Eyes Of My Heart.