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
Being: A Poem By An Awakin Caller Posted by Bela Shah, Oct 03 2015 A poem this morning, written for our Awakin Call guest speaker MIrabai Bush, has inspired so many. After completing the Awakin call, I already received 4 requests in my inbox, asking for a copy. Here it is: Deep in the center of my Being, where all things dwell is a place, is a space that is Silent in the noise of my day Patiently waiting for me to stop and notice the sheer beauty of it's Power Noble, watching, neutral to the costumes I wear, parading as me My Being knows my truth My Being knows my hunger My Being knows my strength My Being calls me to be alive in the newness of the struggle to remember my Name and the reason I was chosen to be here at this time and in this place. To look past the theater of my life and align with the sound of my soul From this place of remembrance It ... Read Full Story
The People Who Make Last Wishes Come True Posted by DailyGood.org, Oct 03 2015 Kees Veldboer and his wife Ineke, a nurse, started Stichting Ambulance Wens or the Ambulance Wish Foundation to fulfill last wishes of terminally ill patients. Eight years later with 230 volunteers, six ambulances and a holiday home, the service has fulfilled almost 7,000 last wishes. [Full Story]
Cubs: 5 Things To Teach Our Children About Protecting Posted by Trishna Shah, Oct 03 2015 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on 5 Things to Teach Our Children About Protecting the Planet. Take a look."Just as we cannot blame others for destroying the environment, so we cannot look to others to protect the environment. Responsibility for both begins at home." -- Paul Griss
Gandhi's Birth Anniversary Today, Being Celebrated ... Posted by Jyoti , Oct 02 2015 Gandhi's birth anniversary today, being celebrated as International Day of Non-violence, reminded me of DInesh Bhai singing one of Gandhi ji's favorite devotional songs at an Awakin circle earlier this year. Sadly, I did not find a recording of it in Dinesh Bhai's voice, but here is another version of it with English translation of the lyrics. Congratulations to everyone starting the newest Laddership circle today. Auspicious beginnings.
Kindness Ideas Of The Week Posted by KindSpring.org, Oct 02 2015 Couple Smile Groups ideas that were posted this week ... patcornejo shares: "My uncle is very sick. He can´t work because of treatment he has been receiving. His wife hasn´t a job because she was recently fired. I helped them with some money for their week expenses." mindyjourney shares: "Celebrating husband's bday sunrise! Gifting him post-it notes throughout the day. Blessings of gifts from the heart, my friends
Pranidhi On The Business Of Teaching Yoga Posted by Zilong Wang, Oct 02 2015 In our Summer Laddership Circle, Pranidhi teamed up with Geet and Nicole in a breakout call to explore Gift-Based Pricing. At the time, she was knee-deep in launching her new yoga studio, and exploring how to design all elements of it -- from the physical space to fee structures -- in a way that embodies the transformative values and spirit of service of her yoga practice. In late August, she had a radiant launch (complete with smile cards!), and the ripples keep on flowing! Earlier this week, we came across her heartfelt HuffPo article on her experience and experiments in designing for transformation: "The Business of Teaching Yoga". Humbled to witness the many ways seeds continue to be planted, nurtured, and find opportunities to bloom as conditions ripen. Go Pranidhi! :) A few (of many) excerpts that stand out... I practice because yoga is the most effective tool I've found for inner transformation. I teach because it's the most authentic ... Read Full Story
Today Is World Day For Farmed ... Posted by Madhur Khanna, Oct 02 2015 Today is World day for farmed animals(http://dayforanimals.org/). People are taking fast against slaughter. Though, I am a pure veg, I took a fast too. It was first time that i spent a day fasting, thinking and praying for animals, though i have been wanting to do something for them from long time. I felt some sweet connection and belonging to the world of animals today. I feel bliss and content.
Walking The World At Three Miles An Hour Posted by DailyGood.org, Oct 02 2015 Polly Letofsky is the only woman to have walked across the world. She started in 1999 and took over five years. She tells, in an amazing interview, how you need to walk across at least four continents, cover at least 14,000 miles, and get signatures along the way of people who see you walk every day. She got into the Guinness Book of World Records but her own personal motivation was "to discover the world and how it ticks, and the people." [Full Story]
My Eight-year-old Son And I Are ... Posted by Nageswary Sieslack, Oct 02 2015 My eight-year-old son and I are working on "Christmas in a shoe box" idea. This will be our first year of giving in the spirit of Christmas. We intend to fill three shoe boxes with gifts like stationary, woolen gloves, and of course some small toys and chocolates and finally personalize them with hand-written greeting cards and neat wrapping, and hand them to http://www.bonner-tafel.de/. There are so many refugee children in Germany right now and we want to help put a smile on three little faces.
Seeds: Seeds + T: Faith In Conservation And Serve To Posted by Nisha Srinivasan, Oct 01 2015 This month's 'Seeds + Transformation' newsletter is themed Seeds + T: Faith In Conservation And Serve To Win. In this issue, we showcase Prince Philip who went out of his 'way', literally, to launch Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a network of faith groups (from 11 religions) working on ecological and development issues. ARC has achieved some remarkable turnarounds, with some help from God! Also check out how Novak Djokovic serves (himself) to win by following a gluten-free, organic, self-cooked meal (yeah, we hope he gets into farming next :) Take a look.