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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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The Question Of Being Posted by Awakin, Apr 20 2014 This week's Awakin reading is by Adyashanti titled 'The Question of Being': Above the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi were written the words, “Know Thyself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” What Jesus is saying is that spirituality is serious business, with serious consequences. Your life hangs precariously in the balance, teetering between a state of unconscious sleepwalking and eyes-wide-open spiritual enlightenment. The fact that most people do not see life this way testifies to how deeply asleep and in denial they truly are. Within each of our forms lies the existential mystery of being. Apart from one’s physical appearance, personality, gender, history, occupation, hopes and dreams, comings and goings, there lies an eerie silence, an abyss of stillness ... [Read more]

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Solving The World's Biggest Problems Posted by DailyGood.org, Apr 20 2014 Echoing Green invests in individuals with the creativity and passion to "solve the world's biggest problems." Its fellowship recipients are young, bold, and talented. Get to know this innovative funding organization by meeting some of its social entrepreneurs and previewing a few of their projects: emergency medical response for urban India, micro-capital investment programs for rural West Africa, and an innovative remedial reading program in inner-city America. See what smart, driven, compassionate young people can achieve when backed with proper support. [Full Story]

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Truth & Journalism: Reflections From A Pulitzer Posted by DailyGood.org, Apr 19 2014 This is a piece for all the "independent seekers of the truth" out there. Paul Van Slambrouck, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former chief of the Christian Science Monitor converses with master interviewer Richard Whittaker. They discuss the pursuit of truth in journalism, the power and edges of modern-day mass media, and highlights from Paul's illustrious career, ranging from interviews with Desmond Tutu and Winnie Mandela to his introduction to a curious little group of volunteers called ServiceSpace. [Full Story]

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"You Can Count The Number Of ... Posted by Abhishek Thakore, Apr 18 2014 "You can count the number of seeds in an orange, but not the number of oranges in a seed" When Siddharth came to share his story with our group, this was one of the many things he shared. After the talk, the 19-20 year olds were a cocktail of interesting emotions - surprised, touched, confused (can kindness really work??) and inspired.   And yesterday, almost 3 months later as we were closing our program, we asked them to recap some of their most inspiring moments through the fellowship - and a girl mentioned this quote that he had shared. Something in her shifted when she heard those words. We have had a whole range of powerful speakers and amazing sessions - and in all of that, the beauty and simplicity of kindness continues to shine! :)

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Saw This Beautiful Tree Bedecked With ... Posted by Sima Sanghvi, Apr 18 2014 Saw this beautiful tree bedecked with notes of gratitude in San Francisco today. Wonderful notes of people being grateful for their family, their dog, their hands, music, love and health. Nice to see such heartfelt displays being "Grateful for it all..." :)

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Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Apr 18 2014 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... Forgive shares: "" mindyjourney shares: ""For mandymoo, send her some love," I whisper into the redbud tree, As I hug." cherrap shares: "Honor your own uniqueness, love and light. Do what your soul requests!! Caption " whatever is good for your soul..DO THAT! Have a blessed day my friends !!!! "

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The Empathy Library Posted by DailyGood.org, Apr 18 2014 Imagine a library filled with only the very best examples of human empathy. A treasure trove of inspiring books and films to 'spark a global empathy revolution.' This was the goal of author Roman Krznaric, who worked to capture the world's most memorable examples of empathy under one digital roof. His project, dubbed The Empathy Library, is swiftly being recognized as one of the best online community resources for activists, teachers and empathic thinkers worldwide. "Think of it as Goodreads for the empathy revolution," offers Roman. [Full Story]

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10 DAY VIPASSANA NON STOP Posted by Jose Ramon, Apr 18 2014 10 DAY VIPASSANA NON STOP What a 10 day retreat!!!!!!!! People ask me: how was it??? I say: “terrible”, but I am so happy and fresh now, like a kid. I cannot say it was nice, but I did a lot of work. A lot of pain came to awareness. Pain which I don’t know where it came from, but which I know now passes away. It was easy for my mind to react to the pain emerging by telling me, leave the room, stop meditating, or “it’s so painful, I will die”. But I trusted and trusted and trusted, moment by moment, that all that pain would pass. And a lot did. I don’t know if it’s the whole lot of pain, but I can say I am much more equanimous right now, much more in peace than few days ago. For the last year, I have been feeling a constant headache, which cause ... Read Full Story

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I Was Giving Aurelie, A Volunteer ... Posted by Abhishek Thakore, Apr 17 2014 I was giving Aurelie, a volunteer with Mentor Me India a ride back home. She thanked me profusely - and I shared her gratitude, thanking her for an opportunity to drop her. Serving someone who is serving the world is a privilege in itself - it took me back to a recent Awakin passage which reflects on 'who is serving whom'? - it is the posse that we are passing on our labour of gratitude :)

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