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
A Friend: Dost Posted by Jyoti , Nov 26 2015 The Sun makes the day bright The Moon offers moonlight’s delight The Stars help navigate at night Winds shift as the Earth rotates Floods are held at bay on Lands By Snow-pack on the Mountains Even the Oceans replenish Clouds with gentle Rain-drops Hope thrives in the Soil With this natural moisture Just as the right Friend might Save us from wasting our life. My translation of Buddhilal Pal’s Hindi poem Friend As presented by Rohit Rusia’s artwork below, Offered to express gratitude to nature and my friends, on Thanksgiving Day.
Hurricane Nipun Hits Chennai Posted by Nisha Srinivasan, Nov 26 2015 Had the privilege of being present with Nipun as he engaged hundreds of people at the International Womens' Association and Rotaract Club in the flooded city of Chennai. He touched upon the values that he was brought up with that have shaped him to look deeper beyond fleeting moments of joy and fear. He told stories about how in India, even 20 years ago, when people traveled on train, they carried food for fellow passengers also and how that culture has disappeared but we have not taken note. And he talked about how in today's sharing economy even walking a neighbor's dog has been taken over by commercialized apps. Many in the crowd could resonate with that and some got teary eyed. And in turn, they started sharing stories of kindness from their life. One lady was moved when her son came home after sharing a meal with a homeless person and spoke ... Read Full Story
Desert Solitaire: A Love Letter To Solitude Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 26 2015 In the late 1950s, Edward Abbey became a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Monument in Utah's Moab desert. Between April and September, between the canyons and the pages of his journal, he found a great many of the things we spend our lives looking for. His book maps the maze of the interior landscape as he wanders the expanse of the exterior. [Full Story]
Be Authentic As You Are Co ... Posted by jayashreesanghani , Nov 26 2015 be authentic as you are co creating what you give you get back
Updated This Blog Post On Gathering ... Posted by Birju Pandya, Nov 25 2015 Updated this blog post on gathering regarding 'Technology, Consciousness, and the Future' to include the recently uploaded video that was made from the gathering :)
This Article Appeared In Times Of ... Posted by Swara Pandya, Nov 25 2015 This article appeared in Times of India after Nipun's talk at the Rotary Club of Chennai yesterday. He is now in Hyderabad getting ready for 3 talks (including an Awakin) and 2 circles for today (that's right in 1 day!) Pavi had recently shared this about Nipun, which is quite appropriate: "He is one of the most quietly contagious forces for good I know and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon."
KindSpring Gratitude Posted by Michaele Premet-Rosen, Nov 25 2015 A sweet story posted today on KindSpring ... I'd like to say thank you to the creators of this website, for it has given me the opportunity to spend some of my time with like-minded people, sharing kindness and spreading happiness and light. Sometimes it is just the right place to come in order to give my faith in humanity a little boost! I love the stories and all of the little posts from people which are so real as well as the kind comments and blessings which abound here. This is a special place, isn't it? KindSpring certainly is a special place. :)
Paisajes De Escocia Posted by sara zambola, Nov 25 2015 Retomo el blog con algunas fotos de este verano. Hacía mucho tiempo que quería visitar Escocia así que las Highlands Escocesas han sido el destino de las vacaciones familiares de este año. A pesar de ser un viaje donde el tiempo en familia y las fotos familiares iban a primar por encima de todo, decidí llevarme la réflex y el trípode para inmortalizar aquellas escenas que largamente deseaba contemplar con mis propios ojos. En general no ha habido amaneceres ni luces crepusculares puesto que el cuerpo no me pedía levantarme a horas intempestivas (en verano en Escocia amanece sobre las 5 de la mañana). Además si algo hay en Escocia, y en este viaje no ha sido una excepción, es la lluvia, y si hay lluvia hay nubes. Así que si hay un protagonista presente en casi todas las fotos de este viaje mamadas han sido las nubes, unas nubes que por ... Read Full Story
Gratitude: Good For The Soul -- And Heart Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 25 2015 As we launch into Thanksgiving week, consider this: Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps -- literally helps -- the heart. A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart disease, says Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Mills specializes in disease processes and has been researching behavior and heart health for decades. He wondered if the very specific feeling of gratitude made a difference, too. So he did a study... [Full Story]
Flowers For A Gardner Posted by KindSpring.org, Nov 24 2015 An elderly lady who lives near me keeps her garden so beautiful. It has an abundance of flowers and colours. The weather is not too good here at the moment, it's actually raining. I drove past this elderly lady's house and the garden is showing signs of winter with very little by way of flowers or colour. I knocked on her door and she came out. She doesn't know me and I told her I had flowers for her. Dear love, she said she couldn't imagine who would be giving her flowers. I told her it was me and I was giving them to her because she works so hard in her garden and we all get to enjoy the beauty of it. She was totally gobsmacked. All she could say was 'I don't know what to say.' Her name is Elizabeth. Tears ran down Elizabeth's face and you would truly think she'd just won a jackpot. Elizabeth told me she loves flowers, I laughed and told her I already knew that! I also gave her a little thank you card to let her know all her hard work in her garden brings joy to others. Elizabeth this moment was so precious ... full story: Flowers For a Gardner