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
What Traveling For A Living Taught ... Posted by Bradley Stoll, Apr 25 2015 What Traveling for a Living Taught Me About Life One digital nomad reveals what life on the road has taught him about living.
Mindfulness In Business Posted by Bill Miller, Apr 25 2015 On the ServiceSpace "ideas" list, we had an insightful exchange around a recent article in The New Yorker -- Long Marriage of Money and Mindfulness. It centered around the expropriation of Eastern concepts of mindfulness and meditation for use in supporting Western notions of "success" -- particularly in a business context. The essence of the article is pretty much captured in the closing paragraph: With business meditation, we have a practice that is extrapolated from Buddhism and secularized so that all of the theological underpinnings are swept away,” Catherine Albanese, the author of “A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion,” says. “So we have Buddhism stood on its head. Mindfulness meditation has been brought into the service of a totally different perspective and world view.” By now, that’s part of a venerable American tradition. This led to a lengthy round of response from the community, and we thought ... Read Full Story
I Have Been A Bit Away ... Posted by Germán Herrera, Apr 25 2015 I have been a bit away for some days from Servicespace. An image that keeps coming back to my mind is Dinesh sitting... for 30 days... To do what he decided to do takes, not only courage but humility and vulnerability, I admire this profoundly. Now I send him my best wishes for him to find what he is so intently searching for. So beautiful.
Thanking Mia Tagano For "saying Yes" ... Posted by Michaele Premet-Rosen, Apr 25 2015 Thanking Mia Tagano for "saying yes" to being the Guest Speaker on today's Awakin Call. So much of what was shared resonated deeply. Grateful.
Gandhi: Technology & Inner-Transformation Posted by Pancho Ramos Stierle, Apr 25 2015 This week's 'My Life is My Message' newsletter features Gandhi's thoughts on Technology & Inner-Transformation. Take a look.
Smile Cards In New Zealand Posted by Dr. Ruth, Apr 25 2015 I was in Wellington, NZ, to give a talk -- and Smile Cards! I also shared them with a colleague at Massey University in Auckland, who quickly looked up ServiceSpace on his office computer. :) These are folks who all very much “got” and appreciated the nature of Smile Cards. But who had not seen them before. Happy to bring the cards, and all they represent, this 6,000-plus miles. :) As I sharing the cards, it reminded Richard Sell of this beautiful video: In the clip — which was filmed in 2013, but has only now found viral fame -- a flower vendor can be seen offering up an assortment of brightly colored roses. Until someone buy them all. :)
The Netherlands' Record-Breaking Library Posted by DailyGood.org, Apr 25 2015 With the constant and rapid changes in technology, and the decline in government funding, public libraries around the world have found themselves at a crossroads. But a small town in the Netherlands has taken a radical approach to creating a library that better fits the realities of the 21st century. Relying heavily on what the community was looking for, they changed the traditional run-of-the-mill library into a thriving, interactive space. Read more about the dramatic results. [Full Story]
Awakin Circle In London With Audrey Posted by Ani Devlia, Apr 25 2015 This past week, we were gifted the opportunity to host Audrey at our home in London. It was a gift bursting with bubbles of joyful laughter and pure goodness. Lsst Wednesday we were honoured to share this gift with the monthly Awakin Wednesday Circle at our home in the prsesnce of 20 lovely noble friends. The reading, Life is baeutiful, chosen by Audrey, evoked much heartfelt sharing. Audrey opened the circle with some beautiful spirited sharing of seeing the unseen with stories of Birju's promotion to meditate at work; stories about Pancho and Kevin's "trade" at Karma Kitchen. As we went around the circle, there emerged a richness of sharing from the heart, including a sharing from Bhawna (who was attending for the first time) of how she thinks she may have met this guy Audrey had just spoken about, called Pancho. :) Some goldem gems from the circle... Suhas shared how her ... Read Full Story
Cubs: Strength In Kindness Posted by Trishna Shah, Apr 25 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Strength In Kindness. Take a look."Tenderness and Kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution" - Kahlil Gibran
Was Driving With My Grandmother Yesterday. ... Posted by Mia Tagano, Apr 24 2015 Was driving with my grandmother yesterday. At the stop light, I turned right to look at her and saw the man next to us waving, happily. My grandma is laughing and smiling, we all wave. "I made a new friend!" she exclaimed gleefully. How did this just happen? I wondered. "I just smiled at him and he waved back." So simple :)