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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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Now Way As Way: Bruce Lee And Jiddu Krishnamurti Posted by Samir Patel, Oct 30 2014

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This Saturday's Awakin Call Features Integral ... Posted by Birju Pandya, Oct 30 2014 This Saturday's Awakin call features integral servant ladder in the ServiceSpace ecosystem, Audrey Lin! She'll be sharing on her journey of invisible kindness, which includes a strong mix of contemplative practice, social upliftment, and small actions. Call starts at 9am PST/12pm EST, RSVP here to join.

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Two Years Back, I Was Tagged ... Posted by Anupreet Kaur Dhody, Oct 30 2014 Two years back, I was tagged with this cloth-bag at my first moved-by-love retreat in Sughad. Little did I know this was the beginning of a stead practice of using cloth bags instead of plastic ones. On that retreat, I met Stephanie, who later came to stay with us. She inspired me to start using this cloth-bag, which was lying unused until then. I am grateful for these little gifts this community has given me, and inspired me to take these small steps and change my habits. This cloth bag goes everywhere with me, and is sometimes more important than money or cell-phone when I step out of home. Thank for unknowingly sowing the seeds of a good habit in me :)     

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Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made From Sea Posted by DailyGood.org, Oct 30 2014 Garbage washed onto beaches of Kenya becomes shoes; old fishing nets are transformed into skateboard ramps. Read more to find out how people around the world are creating unique solutions for reusing plastic! [Full Story]

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Gitanjali's Stories From G.B. Road Posted by Audrey Lin, Oct 29 2014 Delhi's G.B. Road is a place where no woman would go voluntarily. Or so you'd think. Home to 77 brothels, 4,000 women, and 1,500 children, it is the largest red light area of Delhi, India. A few years ago, Gitanjali Babbar walked right in. She quite literally knocked on the brothel doors, walked up the narrow staircases, and talked to the people there-- sipped tea with the brothel owners, listened, laughed, and came to know the women as her sisters, their children as her family. Three and half years ago, she found herself launching Kat-Katha, a nonprofit that's quietly been transforming G.B. Road brothels into classrooms, community centers, and safe spaces for the women and their children to learn, explore creative arts, and come alive with a sense of connection, expression, and possibility. Last Saturday, we had the gift of hosting a circle of sharing with Gitanjali and learning more about her experiences and insights ... Read Full Story

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Note From A DailyGood Reader Posted by Audrey Lin, Oct 29 2014 A beautiful note that we received today ... perhaps it is such silent blessings that ultimately power our sails.   While I am writing this matter, I am experiencing a peaceful sensation that I have longed for years. It was the effect of the article which by my fortune was mailed by a friend. Every sentence of Giftivism: Reclaiming the Priceless made me rethink and think more and more of what all I expected from those lot of people which formed my family, relatives, friends, associates, contacts and many more. And how little I gave back. It is a shameful submission that, yes, I was a part of the greedier lot. I read, reread, and reread the article. Every time I got a new vision, a new solution, a new light. With every turn, I was getting blessed with a calmness, a true smile by which not my lips but my heart started smiling. ... Read Full Story

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Finding Those Three Magical Words Posted by Swara Pandya, Oct 29 2014 Two weeks ago, a few of us visited an elderly Gandhian couple in Baroda -- Arun Dada and Mira Ba. Now in their 80s, their entire life has been rooted in generosity. As students of Vinoba, they have never put a price tag on their labor. Their presence speaks to a life-long practice of equanimity, trust and compassion. And so do their stories. "Nine years ago, we were gifted this house," Arun Dada told us. The week they moved in, they discovered that their neighbor was a drunkard, prone to fits of violence. Just a couple days after their move, they noticed that their front-yard was filled with food items and alcohol. It turned out that the neighbor also ran a catering business, and thought he could use Arun Dada's front yard for storage space. Arun Dada naturally protested. "Sir, this is our home now, we don't drink or take non-vegetarian food, and ... Read Full Story

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... Posted by Jyoti , Oct 29 2014 Giving 2.0: The MOOC | Stanford Online No Description Found

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Leadership Energy In Malaysia Posted by Nipun Mehta, Oct 28 2014 Right as we meet, Rajeev tells me, "I feel like I know you already." Back in the 90s, he was a very successful Wall Street Banker -- until one day he received a message that his father unexpectedly passed away. Rajeev's image of his father was that of a simple man who silently lived his values. Nothing heroic. At his funeral, though, Rajeev was stunned to see thousands of diverse people overflowing with gratitude for how this simple man had helped them in their time of need. Deeply moved, Rajeev decided to dramatically alter the course of his career, to serve others more selflessly. He found his calling in helping people become better leaders. Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders was the title of his first book, and Be the Change his most recent. The titles themselves provide a flavor of his values. So, as we met for the first time, Rajeev ... Read Full Story

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Awake, Yogananda And KindSpring Posted by Rahul Brown, Oct 28 2014 A woman from Self Realization Fellowship approached Birju and I after our ServiceSpace session at Wisdom 2.0 since she was very moved by the values of the ecosystem. She told us about an upcoming film on Paramahana Yogananda's life called Awake, and SRF's desire to use the film to activate people into practicing the values Yogananda held dear -- kindness and generosity being prime ones. One step after another, their movie launched this month, to rave reviews!  Sure enough, they created a challenge, issued a press release about our partnership, put up our KindSpring logo prominently on their homepage and now have more than 560 people up for their 21-day Awake Challenge!   

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