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    Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpace

    In late February, Dalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
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    Seven Emergent Questions From India Trip

    Multiple 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 »
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    Casa de Paz: House of Peace

    An inspiring video about Casa de Paz, which was recently honored by the Pollination Project. Read More »
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    Silence

    Experiencing the magic that can happen within silence. Read More »
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    The Middle is the Path

    Ragu reflects deeply on the principles of the ServiceSpace eco-system and its implication on design. Read More »

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How Awe Makes Us Generous Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 29 2015 "What do the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel, and gazing at distant stars all have in common? They can awaken a deep appreciation for the world around us and inspire a profound sense of awe. This sensation is often accompanied by an awareness of something larger than ourselves -- that we play a small part in an intricate cosmic dance that is life." In this article, author Adam Hoffman describes recent studies that find that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans. [Full Story]

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Cubs: Building Resiliency In Children Through Humor Posted by Trishna Shah, Aug 29 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Building Resiliency In Children Through Humor. Take a look."Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" - Nelson Mandela

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The One Sound Posted by Mia Tagano, Aug 29 2015 Here's a beautiful story I read recently in a book entitled, Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa by John Heilpern   ...    Once Peter Brook arranged for a private meeting between his actors and the Peulhs. A nomadic tribe, shy of strangers, a mystery even to Africans, with no linking language, how could the actor’s build a bridge to them in one meeting? There was only one way and it was through music. Brook asked the actors to sing a song. But the Peulhs took no notice, the men just admiring themselves in little mirrors. The actors tried six songs but nothing happened. And then Brook asked for an AH sound (vocal exercise for opening and extending sound), just this one basic sound that was to be extended and developed as far as it could possibly go. It seems an easy thing to do. Yet the group had worked on ... Read Full Story

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Maitri Tune By Tanishka Sanghvi Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Aug 28 2015 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Tanishka Sanghvi: Taari Maate.

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I Deeply Enjoyed David Doane's Comment ... Posted by Somik Raha, Aug 27 2015 I deeply enjoyed David Doane's comment in this week's Awakin Passage: True Splendor of Science. David shared: The true splendor of science is to openly see and examine what is, beyond preconceived notions, expectations, and desires. It is to see what is, not see one's own thinking or the predominant thinking of the time. That's quite different than science corrupted by bias or by the highest bidder. I've had the experience of seeing that the emperor is wearing no clothes, saying what I see, being alone in what I am seeing, wondering if others think I'm crazy, wondering if I'm crazy, putting those concerns aside, trusting and sticking with what I'm seeing, and experiencing a positive outcome, all of which was the miracle of being in the present. What helps me avoid the comfort of the familiar and remain open to the miracles of the present moment is trusting my seeing, experiencing the ... Read Full Story

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Radical Kindness At SF Waldorf HS Posted by Anne Veh, Aug 27 2015 "It really says something about our society if you give someone a flower and their first reaction is to think you want something from them," one student noted.                 On Tuesday, a group of local love warriors returned to SF Waldorf HS to explore radical kindness with the senior class, more than 40 students and their core teachers. For the past four years, Joan Calderera, a devoted Humanities teacher at the school, has invited our ever growing Kindness Team - an intergenerational family of love magicians of all ages - to come and co-create space with the students. At 8:30am, we circle up on the first of a 3-day senior class orientation designed to engage students in deeper thinking on how they live and learn. After a morning of inspiration - from Unsung Heroes to Free Hugs to college students gifting classmates cookies during finals, and ... Read Full Story

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Meditative App Posted by Archana Bahuguna, Aug 27 2015 Here is a meditative app on getting an immediate reality check- something truly amazing and deeply insightful I came across online. Check it out here: http://www.pixelthoughts.co. Read more about it here- http://www.hackreactor.com/blog/students-meditation-site-goes-viral-receives-over-half-a-million-pageviews  

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Work + T: Work+T: Transformation Book Reviews Posted by Birju Pandya, Aug 26 2015 This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Transformation Book Reviews. Welcome to Work + T!  A newsletter where we highlight the latest in inner transformation practices applicable to a workplace setting.  This months issue highlights a few recent books and programs on this topic for your review.  From a monastics perspective on changing oneself to a design program for 'transition.'  Enjoy!

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Seeds: A Story Of Uncommon Change Posted by KarmaTube.org, Aug 26 2015 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 3757 views and 11 comments. "Discover the story of Aruna, who's journey speaks of the transformative power of love and service. Aruna grew up in a poor leprosy community in India and, like so many other kids growing up in the harsh reality of a slum, did not believe in her dreams or that much good would come from her life, other than a prescribed arranged marriage. That was, until, she met Jayesh Patel, co-founder of Manav Sadhna, an NGO based on the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India, who recognized and nurtured her potential as a leader. His belief inspired Aruna to take her education and life more seriously, and to take a more active role in her community's affairs. As a result, she is now one of a handful of young women — the first in the community's history — who successfully enrolled in college, ... Read Full Story

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Joshua's Share Last Wednesday Posted by Dinesh Mehta, Aug 26 2015 As we get ready for another Awakin Circle tonight, few of us were reflecting on a really powerful circle last week (with stories like Aryae singing his brother out) ... and this touching share from a gentleman who, after dinner, said, "Being here today has changed my life."   Hello everyone, my name is Joshua. This is my first time here, also. And it's been a miraculous experience for me. When I was in meditation, this question came through, which was, basically: where am I not being as compassionate as I could be? The response that came was this: towards my stepmother. I realized that I'm civil towards her, but I don't think I've ever truly included her, in my heart or in our family. Then, another question arose which was something like: how positive am I towards her? Even just in my own mind. And more broadly, how much of my mental space is ... Read Full Story

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