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 »
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When Business Meets Values For Tea :) Posted by Kozo Hattori, Mar 02 2015 If we added up the individual billable hours, the net value might've been in the 7 digits. One woman's family ran a grocery store that employed 50 thousand people, another participant had sold more than a million books, another had given away millions of dollars, another had implemented national policy in the country. In this circle, though, no one referenced that kind of doing. The GDP counter didn't go up at all -- and still, the evening landed into an elated and energized space that felt undoubtedly priceless. As one of the participants noted, "I'm feeling deeply grateful not just to listen to the individual notes, but to the silence in between the notes that is creating this remarkable, collective melody." Rahul and Birju were holding space for a circle on conscious leadership at the intersection of business and values, with about 40 people cozily circled up in a loft of ... Read Full Story
Feeling Thankful :) Posted Via Dharmagram ... Posted by Katie Teague, Mar 02 2015 Feeling thankful :) Posted via Dharmagram app: http://bit.ly/1qFBSOq
"The Smallest Act Of Kindness Is ... Posted by Hitch Boukhari, Mar 02 2015 "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." said Oscar Wilde. It can be a smile, some beautiful words, a little gift or a hug.
If You Haven't Seen It Yet, ... Posted by Bradley Stoll, Mar 02 2015 If you haven't seen it yet, this is a beautifully done story by John Sutter. Although it states these are the opinions of Sutter, it seems to me that most of them are facts. At any rate, the story of Stacey, Rich, and their family is heartbreaking, yet encouraging, I suppose. They are showing their resilience, but should not have to be in the situation they are. Listening to these stories, and then going to Starbucks for a latte create such a conflict inside of me. And then I complain about (fill in the blank). It doesn't matter, because I have nothing to complain about, only things of which I should be grateful.
Bhutan's Living Laboratory For Education Posted by DailyGood.org, Mar 02 2015 "Camp Rural-Urban Friendship is really a living laboratory for trying something different in education, just as Bhutan, with its philosophy of Gross National Happiness, is a living laboratory for trying something different with development." When youth from urban and rural areas of Bhutan united with visionary volunteers at Camp RUF this past summer, co-created sparks began fly. Volunteer Tim Huang shares his reflections on this remarkable gathering, and what we all can learn when we open our hearts. [Full Story]
Everybody Is Good At Something: Meeting V. R. Ferose Posted by Nipun Mehta, Mar 01 2015 Everybody is good at something. In a ServiceSpace context, that's a daily assumption -- by design. When your organizing principles forbid you to hire staff, or fundraise, or sell anything, you are happily forced to make art with the colors you've got in front of you. And as we've witnessed over the years, creative constraints like these can actually end up seeding inspiring innovations. Last Wednesday, I met V. R. Ferose, a like-hearted artist who applied this thinking in an unlikely setting: The corporate world. In fact, a tipping point in Ferose's journey came when he published an article in Forbes. The title? Everybody is Good at Something. The article went viral and sparked a movement of sorts. First, though, let's rewind. "We met in college, my wife and I. Being from two very different religions and regions, you can just imagine the stereotypes we had to struggle with," he jokes with his characteristically ... Read Full Story
... Posted by Michaele Premet-Rosen, Mar 01 2015 This article, "A CEO's Management by Mantra", appeared in today's paper. Log In - The New York Times
Feeding Thousands In Singapore Posted by DailyGood.org, Mar 01 2015 In this corner of South East Asia, a diverse group of people from different backgrounds in nationalities and professions work together to put food on the table for those who are in need. This 100% volunteer-run organization not only cooks up 3000 appetizing meals daily but also arranges tuition payments for school children and bereavement services regardless of race or creed. [Full Story]
A Classroom With Love At The Center Posted by DailyGood.org, Feb 28 2015 Peggy Sia has some remarkable fifth grade moments. "One morning, as we were discussing the meaning of resilience, a student recalled something his coach said to the team during a practice. The things one chooses to do that others will not do today, will enable one to do the things that others cannot do tomorrow. Such powerful words coming from that of a 10-year-old." Every day, they move her to rise before the sun, step out of her slumbering household, and into the hour-long commute to school. With her "Big 3" classroom tools, Peggy unleashes a class culture of empathy-- one in which math problems and grammar lessons unfold with love at the center. [Full Story]
Cubs: Loving Unconditionally Posted by Trishna Shah, Feb 28 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Loving Unconditionally. Take a look."The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well." -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross