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
Reclaiming The Lost Art Of Walking Posted by DailyGood.org, Feb 13 2016 "There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together. Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively," says Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking."Your senses are sharpened. As a writer, I also use it as a form of problem solving. I'm far more likely to find a solution by going for a walk than sitting at my desk and 'thinking'."" This BBC article explores and extols the forgotten virtues of walking. [Full Story]
Cubs: A 15-year-old's Song Of Love, Peace And Joy Posted by Trishna Shah, Feb 13 2016 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on A 15-year-old's Song of Love, Peace and Joy. Take a look."Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -- Mother Teresa
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A Beautiful Ripple From Our Kindness ... Posted by Anne Veh, Feb 12 2016 A beautiful ripple from our Kindness Day at Sunrise Middle School is the daily and weekly updates from Teresa, the school's Director, where a school-wide 21-Day Kindness Challenge is underway. Today, Audrey and I received this sweet note: "After meditation here someone always blows out the candle and makes a wish. Jeremy, an 8th grader, today wished that 'everyone continues to do acts of kindness during the winter break.'" :)!!
Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Feb 12 2016 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... AndiCas shares: "Left this bag of rainbow coloured embroidery threads with a local lady who has recently given up her business and now has lots of extra time on her hands. She was thrilled. " lolliswap shares: "I always feel better after making one of these cards. I'm excited for renewal during Lent as it starts tomorrow on the 10th. Spring is a time of renewal for all! Have a beautiful day y'all!" terre shares: "Wishing you a good night / morning / day And heading to bed with this thought in my mind and heart."
Maitri Tune By Daniel Nahmod Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Feb 12 2016 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Daniel Nahmod: Water.
Indiana Jones Meets Florence Nightingale Posted by DailyGood.org, Feb 12 2016 "One night I was driving home from a sales conference and I went blind -- I later learned it was stress blindness. I managed to pull over to the hard shoulder of the motorway. All the while I was thinking, 'My life is over; I will never see my kids again'. I promised myself then that if my sight came back, I would find my purpose. I was very lucky, and my sight did return...And then I started to work out what I really wanted to do with my life." Meet Linda Cruse, the woman who has been described as a cross between Indiana Jones and Florence Nightingale, and who is uplifting communities all across the globe. [Full Story]
Yesterday We Had A Talk By ... Posted by Anup Bagla, Feb 11 2016 Yesterday we had a talk by Seetha of Ananda Foundation at MLA Colony, Hyderabad on 'Eat to grow and grow to eat' about how to go about building our own kitchen garden @ home and taste the nectar of pure organic natural farming and feel the touch of inner feeling of bliss by eating our own home grown veggies - greens in nature's own uniquely unifying ways ! Am grateful to Seetha and Usha and others ...
Activism And Nonviolence Posted by Somik Raha, Feb 11 2016 In a workshop last year, I came across one wonderful piece by Rev. Thomas Merton from Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. Activism and Overwork "There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence. (And that is) Activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful." This piece was so profound that i made me realize how easy ... Read Full Story
The Power Of Presence Posted by Roshni Shah, Feb 11 2016 As a student nurse, it can feel frustrating on the floor. With limitations in how much we know and how much we are legally allowed to do, there are moments when the eagerness to "do" far outweighs the demand to just "be". I consider this to be an opportunity to practice presence whole-heartedly. After all, if we can't practice meditation and mindfulness in real life, then why bother with it at all? I have found, time and time again, that there is beauty in limitation (even if it takes me a while to see it) because in my lack of doing, I am able to pick up things others miss. Without the stress of juggling multiple patients, charting, or the weight of legal obligations over my head I am allowed to spend my day focusing on the 1-2 patients under my "charge". I am able (and often will) sit with these ... Read Full Story