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
Clay Hearts Posted by KindSpring.org, Aug 26 2014 I just joined the challenge yesterday and have been thinking of some creative ways to lift some spirits. I have started on a batch of clay hearts which I will paint and add a inspirational word. I plan on leaving them in random spots for others to pick up. Hopefully they will bring a smile to those who find them :) Below is a photo of the clay hearts. I hope they get picked up and regifted again and again! ... full story: Clay Hearts
Recently We Had The Opportunity To ... Posted by Madhusudan Agrawal, Aug 26 2014 Recently we had the opportunity to talk to Nipun Bhai about emergence of Gandhi 3.0 model and relevance of Gandhi and Vinoba in today's world. A beautiful heartfelt sharing.
What 'Home' Means To The Homeless Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 26 2014 Willie Baronet took a 30-day cross-country road trip from Seattle to New York, buying homeless signs and exploring the meaning of "home." What began as a way to deal with the discomfort he felt when seeing the homeless has now morphed into an art campaign called "We Are All Homeless" which seeks to create a more conscious and compassionate society. Willie shares: "These signs -- and this practice -- have become a catalyst for conversations about the nature of home, homelessness, compassion, and how we see and treat each other as humans." [Full Story]
Karma Kitchen Is On Upworthy! Posted by Bhoutik Mehta, Aug 25 2014 Can you guess who's on Upworthy this week? A wonderful short feature made by our friends at Global Oneness Project featuring Karma Kitchen is creating ripples! If you haven't already, I highly recommend watching the film. Pancho described it perfectly, "I've seen this video MANY times and it seems that every time I enjoy it more. It is something as the colorful and majestic sediments of a canyon that with the pass of time and addition of more matter and the carving of spacetime it becomes more beautiful and more powerful."
On The Road With Empty Hands Posted by Audrey Lin, Aug 25 2014 It’s 10:30pm. We back out of the driveway. The sky spotted with stars, and oak-lined hills of the Austin, Texas horizon. We roll down the windows and wave a hearty goodbye to Seema, Abhay, and their son Nishu, our full-of-heart hosts for the 40-person Empty Hands living room gathering that had transpired this evening. Three silhouettes and three raised arms wave back from the edge of the driveway. Even in the dark, the image of their smiles sticks in our minds like the glow of a crescent moon. As we head off down the road and back to our local host family’s home, I’m struck by the beauty of hellos and goodbyes along this Empty Hands Music Pilgrimage—the invisible threads of resonance and relation that have snowballed into a stunning stream of warm glad-to-meet-you or nice-to-see-you-again hugs, open-hearted stories, genuine moments of connection, and overall lightening of spirit. Whether on the East ... Read Full Story
One Step Is All It Takes ... Posted by Ammi , Aug 25 2014 One step is all it takes to start - the journey ahead. You can do it.
No Wifi... Posted by Deven P-Shah, Aug 25 2014 We were walking on the street in the village at Jasper. It was an active evening. The village becomes hub in the evening as all hikers, sight seers, vacationers flock for food, souvenirs …etc. We were looking for a place to eat. I was hoping for a Sub Way or a pizza place to grab something real quick. We saw this sign on the footway outside a restaurant. It grabbed us. No Wifi… We talk about connecting to hearts and meaningful conversations. This sign drove it home so well for me… As soon as we settled in the hotel room, I sent this picture to quite a few friends. Off course, I looked for the Wifi before sharing it… :) We made a resolution rest of the vacation, no browsing on the phone while we are together. It worked… for the most part. :)
Walking Out Of Eden Posted by Suchi Shenoy, Aug 25 2014 I had sent this to Audrey, who loved it. So I thought there might be more people in the SS community who might enjoy reading about it: “Walking is falling forward,” wrote Paul Salopek in the December 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine. “Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked. In this way, to walk becomes an act of faith. We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle—an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go. For the next seven years I will plummet across the world.” Salopek, 52, a two-time Pulitzer Prizewinning American journalist and National Geographic Fellow, has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, and African countries like Chad, Senegal, Mali, and Sudan. In January 2013, he returned to Africa—where he was detained in 2006 on charges of spying and espionage—to “retrace, on foot, the pathways of the ancestors who first discovered the ... Read Full Story
Balancing The Brain And The Power Of Choice Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 25 2014 Where do the left brain and right brain meet, and what purposes do they each have to serve? Tami Simon of Insights at the Edge interviews Harvard-trained neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, who in 1996 experienced a severe brain hemorrhage that shut down her left brain and its constituent centers of language, movement and memory. Dr. Jill shares her reflections on this experience and its implications for all of our day to day lives. [Full Story]
The Crowning Glory Of Human Development ... Posted by Evelyn Figueroa, Aug 24 2014 The crowning glory of human development rests not in our ability to reason and think. Intellect, like instinct, is merely a point along the way. Our ultimate destiny is to re-connect with our essential Being and express from our extraordinary, divine reality in the ordinary physical world, moment by moment. https://twitter.com/EvelynF1gueroa