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
Love, Peace, Kindness Is My Wish ... Posted by Emilie Kollock, Aug 22 2014 Love, peace, kindness is my wish for all tonight! Namaste, - E
Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Aug 22 2014 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... gyandeepak shares: "visited last week " sandyremillard shares: "" himalisolnkii shares: ""
This Is Your Brain On Food Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 22 2014 Should the Hippocratic maxim "Let food be thy medicine" apply to mental health care? According to recent research on the effect of diet and nutrition on the health of the brain, the answer may be, "Absolutely!" After more than half a century of depending primarily on prescription drugs for relief, the medical and psychiatric community is rediscovering the numerous connections between food and mental illness. Read on to learn more about food may become an integral part of holistic mental health care. [Full Story]
Is There A Limit To Kindness? Posted by Ammi , Aug 22 2014 Claire, a French lady of around 40, has been living in London, for 14 years, ever since she went there for her graduate studies. She is on her first ever visit to California, visiting some alumni from her grad-school in London. Somehow California seems to be a place that attracts people looking to reinvent themselves, and that is what she is on her mind too. She is mourning the loss of a relationship and reconsidering her career choices after years as a banker. About 3 years ago, she had invested in a start-up ethical business venture started by the friends she is visiting. Unfortunately, after a good initial start, that venture too seems to be failing as the founders are unable to scale-up the operations or sustain it at the small level. As another alum of the same school, I was told about Claire's visit and a possible alumni event, and ... Read Full Story
Molding Our Lives For A Better Tomorrow. Posted by Evelyn Figueroa, Aug 21 2014 Our future is in the hands of the environmental friendly innovations that will even help to make our future sustainable! Technology has never been the same leading factor in the old days as most humans these days just leap for such devices that are really going to make innovative dreams a reality. This is the motivation that keeps us busy in inventing applications, devices and great options to come up with new ones that can really work into molding our lives for a better tomorrow. Our aim is to envision a sustainable and equitable global society through reflection on the role of technology during the transition to such a society and in that society’s future. Technology will support and enhance a “good life” for all of its citizens, without compromising the Earth’s ecosystem or the prospects of later generations. And a good life requires essentially that basic human needs are met and ... Read Full Story
... Posted by Vishesh Gupta, Aug 21 2014 378 people 'pay it forward' at Starbucks A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
SMILES With The Smile Cards Posted by Deven P-Shah, Aug 21 2014 The idea of using Smile Cards sounded really good the moment I heard of it. It sounded fun. It felt so right. I picked up handful of them from an Awakin circle when Nipun was there. I talked about it to quite a few friends. I gave them cards; that felt good. It took me a while before I actually used a Smile Card, or as the card says, I tagged someone. Inspiration came from a KindSpring email – power of nurturing thoughts….Idea could linger around for a while; suddenly a gentle nudge puts it to action. Here it is to the KindSpring team… for jump starting me on my tagging journey … and so many SMILES… I decided to tag someone first time while walking into a Panera Bread. My idea was to buy a Panera gift card right there at the counter along with my coffee, and request person taking orders, Maria, to give ... Read Full Story
Hugging Like A Baby Posted by Rahul Brown, Aug 21 2014 We were recently at a multi-day wedding that was attended by many kids. On the third day of the wedding, a 4 year old boy arrives and immediately starts running and jumping everywhere as young boys tend to do. About five minutes later, he spots our baby Uma playing less rambunctiously in a different area of the property and runs over to her. At first, he stands by and watches her from a few feet away. Then he decides to stand within one foot of her, following her wherever she went. Meanwhile, his mother is frantically trying to simultaneously manage him and his even more wild 2 year old brother who is running all over the place. She yells out, "Give her space!" to her 4 year old son, who by now is like Uma's shadow. While trying to corral the younger brother, she yells out to us that he ... Read Full Story
Wednesdays, Just Another Way! Posted by Ammi , Aug 20 2014 Every Wednesday for a half hour during the lunch break at Saint Mary's College of California, Brother Camillus Chavez offers a meditation session in the small chapel on the campus. Over the years, many have benefited from his gift. There are many workshops throughout the year too. This summer, while on a trip to Mexico, he injured his right ankle and is now recovering at a Christian Brothers home in Napa. The meditations will continue with volunteers leading it or by using his online recordings (www.brothercamillus.com/brcamillus/). Best wishes and prayers for his recovery, and gratitude for his work. Until Sept 2014, get well wishes can be mailed to: Brother Camillus Chavez c/o Holy Family Community 4405 Redwood Road Napa, CA 94558
... Posted by Radha Ivaturi, Aug 20 2014 Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same' Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don't need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday -- his only day off from work -- ve...