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
To All Artists Known And Unknown Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 26 2016 "The radiant little man died at the Art Institute. I knew he was homeless and hanging out at the school, but I was unaware that he was living there. He died of exposure over Christmas break, and when he was found beneath a concrete overhang on the Jones Street side of the school, they found a number of sketchbooks in a backpack." From artist Richard Bergers beautiful reflection on the life and work of an unknown artist ... [Full Story]
"Problems Cannot Be Solved At The ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 26 2016 "Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." - Albert Einstein.
Teri Delane: Getting My Life Together To Serve Others Posted by Amit Dungarani, Aug 25 2016 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Teri Delane: Getting My Life Together To Serve OthersReflection questions: Our speaker says that "when I got lucky enough to get my life together ..., I [got] lucky enough to be able to give it back. Every day, that's what I have to do." Are there areas of your life that you've pulled together, and been able to give those back to others? How has helping others allowed you to further change your life?
UNSEEN DELICACIES - An Inclusion Event Posted by Madhur Khanna, Aug 25 2016 'Posting on behalf of Priyanka Agarwal, who is a bold and courageous, visually challenged female. She is working towards spreading awareness and message of Inclusion.' ******************************************************* On 18th June 2016, an inclusion event was held at Bangalore called "Unseen Delicacies". This event was one of its own kind-- as the theme was to demonstrate culinary skills of a person having visual disability. I approached Madhur, a volunteer of Servicespace and expressed an interest to organize a cooking event. She was thrilled and we started our planning. Earlier in 2015, the idea of doing an inclusion event came up during my introduction with Nipun Mehta sir, at India Inclusion Summit. Our requirement of having participants cook in front of audience, was best possible in a posh restaurant, which we blocked. However, later due to financial constraints, it was not possible to go there. At this point of time, I felt... it might not work and we will have to ... Read Full Story
Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious? Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 25 2016 When you hear the word contagious, most people assume it applies to catching the flu or a cold from someone. But researchers are now finally testing to see if there is some contagious inspiration between reading and writing that would ultimately show "the power of the written word as a vehicle for sharing the peaks of human experience." [Full Story]
Making The Ordinary Extraordinary Posted by Jyoti , Aug 25 2016 My elderly mother literally lives half a world away from me. She is cared for by her extended family, who live nearby, and who go beyond the call of duty in their care-giving. They take her out, run most errands for her, and often feed her too. They celebrated her birthday with great ceremony and shared the photos with me. I have also been sent photos when they go out to celebrate some other family member's birthday or festivals. Basically, special occasions are marked by shared photos. Yesterday, two members of my ServiceSpace family, Atul and Sheetal, went to see her. They had never met her before. Introducing themselves as friends of her daughter, they managed to charm her with their presence. And as is the fashion these days, they photographed her with a phone and instantly sent it to me on the other side of the planet. Previously, all photos of ... Read Full Story
"Climb Up On Some Hill At ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 25 2016 "Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there." - Robb Sagendorph.
The Left Shoe Posted by KarmaTube.org, Aug 24 2016 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 7257 views and 22 comments. "Remember the joy of a new pair of shoes? This beautiful film, based on a story attributed to Gandhi's life, depicts the lives of two boys. It is the first film by then, 20-year old filmmaker, Sarah Rozik, and won the Jury's special award in the short film category at the 2014 Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival." ... Watch: The Left Shoe
Living Gandhi's Message In Inner City Oakland Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 24 2016 Francisco ("Pancho") Ramos-Stierle's life changed abruptly when he learned that the university where he was pursuing his PhD was working with an outside laboratory to develop next generation nuclear weapons. At that time, he refocused his life on service and activism. He explains, "I began to evolve my definition of success. It wasn't just about me getting to do what I wanted to do; it was finding a way for all of us to align our hearts and our minds so that they are working together. I soon found that it involved quieting the mind so that it can hear what the heart says. Or, another way to say it is "How to combine the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, who knew that success is happy, healthy children, a harmonious community, and a healthy environment, with modern technology so that we use our technology for the well-being of all." [Full Story]
There Are Days When You Are ... Posted by Peggy , Aug 24 2016 There are days when you are the water, there are days when you are the leaves, and days when you are the stones. Love them all. You can also be the tree who sees all.