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 »
Karma Kitchen in Poland!A room full of strangers spontaneously celebrate one couple's 34th anniversary. Two pre-teens melt hearts with their nonstop acts of kindness. One guest writes a line of gratitude: "A server told me I had a wonderful smile. I had not smiled much lately." And the first Karma Kitchen experiment in Poland is born. Read More »
My Six Weeks of Laddership"How have I evolved? I am not sure yet, except to say that the former me wouldn't allow "not sure" to be an answer." Lara reflects on the subtle shifts from her 6-week virtual Laddership Circle. Read More »
Stories from a 21 Day Inclusion ChallengeOver 1000 participants around the world practiced daily acts of inclusion for 21 days straight last summer. Chandni highlights a few stories from the journey. Read More »
The Gift SpectrumBirju outlines and reflects on different shades of gift economy and ecology. Read More »
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Gandhi Ashram Visit Of Canadian Prime Minister Posted by Jyoti , Feb 22 2018 Saw some pictures on India's DNA newspaper webpages, with Jayesh-bhai, that some friends here may enjoy seeing too, so sharing them, with the link to the website where the originals belong at the bottom.
Nuggets From Awakin Call -- Patrick Cook-Deegan Posted by Preeta Bansal, Feb 22 2018 I had the pleasure of hosting last week's insightful Awakin Call with Patrick Cook-Deegan, expertly moderated by Aryae! Patrick is an educator, speaker, and wilderness guide focused on helping young people live more meaningful lives. At Stanford’s Design School, Patrick launched and now independently directs Project Wayfinder, which seeks to inspire our next generation to become intentional meaning-makers empowered to contribute to the world around them. Project Wayfinder works with high schools, offering kits and educator workshops to help equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become purposeful navigators of their lives and the world. It also offers summer institutes at leading universities for high school educators, to equip them to lead students on the Wayfinder Journey and reflect on their own paths as wayfinders. The term “wayfinding” comes from an ancient, natural system of navigation used by Polynesians to voyage thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. Patrick also ... Read Full Story
Inspiring Link Posted by Amit Dungarani, Feb 21 2018 The scale of the problem of Youth crime is a growing concern. Many young offenders are also victims of broken homes, poverty, and domestic violence. They have complex emotional needs which require a balance of welfare and justice models. How can the society contribute to therapeutic inclusion and intervention philosophy, for greater reduction in recidivism compared with punitive approaches? What started out as a small volunteering project turned into so much for Sachi Maniar, who started Project Ashiyana in 2013. In the years since, she has worked to help and improve the lives of all the children at Umkerhadi children’s home, to help them learn, grow, and realize their full potential despite the conditions they have found themselves in. This talk was given at a TEDx event in Mumbai. We are very proud of the work Sachi does and are grateful she is a vibrant and active contributor to the ServiceSpace global community.
Inspiring Link Posted by Anya Pearse, Feb 21 2018 The town thatâs found a potent cure for illness - community | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian Frome in Somerset has seen hospital admissions fall since it began to tackle isolation. There are lessons for the rest of the country, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot
Aarti Kuber: Healing Through Acceptance And Forgiveness Posted by Amit Dungarani, Feb 21 2018 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Aarti Kuber: Healing Through Acceptance And ForgivenessReflection questions: Have you compassionately addressed persons in your life who have wronged or violated you? What role did those encounters have in your healing and life journey?
Krishnamurti On Impermanence Posted by Parag Shah, Feb 21 2018 [Below are two excerpts on the topic of impermanence that recently inspired me, from J. Krishnamurti] Question: Doesn't the knowledge that life is impermanent bring suffering? Krishnamurti: Right, sir. But it is a fact that life is impermanent, isn't it? Your relations are impermanent, your thoughts are impermanent, your self-fulfilments, your ambitious drive and achievements are impermanent, because there is death. And why should one suffer because of impermanency? The fact is that there is impermanency. It is so. But you don't want to accept that fact, you say, "There must be something permanent". You have a picture of what permanency is, and therefore, when you are faced with impermanency, there is a feeling of despair. You put death, which is the essence of impermanency, in the distance, so there is an interval, a gap between you and that which you call death. Here you are, living every day, carrying on with ... Read Full Story