Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceDalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
Gandhi 3.0: Grand Rehearsal of Unconditional Love70 global love warriors hold a simple idea: if diverse people can all hold space with a focus on inner transformation, something may shift in the matrix of our interconnection and create a field for radically innovative solutions for today's challenges. 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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Nuggets From Miki Kashtan's Call Posted by Alyssa Martin, Dec 16 2018 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Miki Kashtan. Miki Kashtan is a self-described “practical visionary pursuing a world that works for all, exploring the application of the principles and tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to social transformation.” In 2002, she co-founded Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, offering training, mediation, and facilitation for skills and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication. One of the central areas of learning and application for Miki is exploring the shift from the paradigm of exchange and accumulation to the paradigm of a full gift economy, especially looking at how we can restore our relationship with the abundance of nature and increase the interdependent flow of energy and resources. Miki describes encountering feminism in the mid-1980’s as a huge personal awakening, leading her to embrace nonviolent communication. Miki has developed Convergent Facilitation, a methodology for helping us recover our collaborative capability. We'll post the transcript of ... Read Full Story
Laddership News: Laddership News: Peace And Goodwill Posted by Jane Murray, Dec 16 2018 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. Peace and goodwill are words that appear very often at this time of year, and really they are states of consciousness rather than of being. This month's stories point to what creates those states - the small acts of kindness, generosity, compassion and love that foster the relationships that lead to a consciousness of peace and goodwill to all.
Karma Kitchen In Ukiah! Posted by Xiaojuan Shu, Dec 16 2018 Karma Kitchen in Ukiah outside CTTB! The students from Developing Virtue Secondary School and volunteers, in collaboration with Taste Buds, a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Ukiah, started the Karma Kitchen, a ServiceSpace inspired program, in Ukiah in November. The Girls School and the Boys School alternate to take charge on the third Saturday each month. (The Ukiah Daily Journal-Karma Kitchen: Growing in Generosity in Ukiah) Robin, the co-owner of Taste Buds, wore a joyful smile, while busy helping the students serve. She said it was Jin Jr. Shi, the principle of the Girls School, who came to talk to her several times about collaborating on this project. How did Jin Jr. Shi find out about Taste Buds? Robin didn't know. Maybe it's the free community meals that Taste Buds serves on Sundays? Since May this year, Taste Buds has been offering community meals every Sunday (1:30-2:30 pm) to the homeless people, who rarely ... Read Full Story
I Got The Next Step For ... Posted by Bernadette Bruckner, Dec 16 2018 I got the next step for our book project called "first aid for the soul" - https://bit.ly/2zTIs1d - which we got already the global author award in london last month! I am very proud of it as it is a lifelong dream coming true due many gifted people who are involved in this book project! and many more books will come 2019 for different target groups to have low threshold possibilities to get resilience methods when they have an emergency and still keep 100% self-empowering. nurturing.fast.life-changing.
Laddership Ripples In Costa Rica! :) Posted by David Bullón, Dec 16 2018 Much of the inspiration and laddership of this ecosystem have been sowing seeds over here in Costa Rica -- and things have been developing in interesting ways! :) A few months back, I'd gotten to share about a few experiments that are underway to bring generosity and love into public service. As an update, last month, we gifted a few visionary leaders and practitioners in the field of education a weekend retreat to combine meditation, empathic communication, design thinking and systems thinking to think creatively about the role of empathy and compassion in transforming the public education system. It all came together so serendipitously -- even a fancy resort in the cloud forest gifted us the space for the retreat! We entered the retreat with no expectations in terms of the results, and yet amazing things were sparked by this weekend gift. The Minister of Education asked this crew of innovators inside ... Read Full Story
A Touching Note To KindSpring... Posted by Mindyjourney , Dec 16 2018 This week, KindSpring received this very touching thank you note from a member in Germany. It's always so inspiring to see how kindness is contagious! Subject: Thank you! Message: Dear supporters of kindspring in the background! I usually write you, because something is not working or I think it is not working. Today I like to thank you for the work you have done. Also for setting up the whole site. As I am going through the process to create a humble German copy of KindSpring, I get more and more an idea how much work is involved. And I have no idea what it means to write a program for a site. Thank you for your love, that is interwoven into the bits and bytes of the side. Thank you for the feel of safety I always have when I come here. Thank you for your meditation for the site and everyone meeting here. I ... Read Full Story
*😊WHEN JUST 1 DAY OLD OPERATED ... Posted by Sunil Kumar, Dec 15 2018 *😊WHEN JUST 1 DAY OLD OPERATED BABY WITH DEFECT* ```MEETS AFTER 10 YEARS AS A SHY BOY WITH THAT PERFECT SMILE...!``` _