How We Responded to the PandemicA pandemic reminds us that everything is connected. And in a many-to-many way. Such times of collective suffering make virtue visible, and even if the light stays on momentarily, we can't unsee the good that we saw. It’s time to get to work. Read More »
Gandhi 3.0: Vortex of Noble Friendship70 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 »
Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceDalai Lama awarded ServiceSpace Founder with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
The Gift SpectrumBirju outlines and reflects on different shades of gift economy and ecology. Read More »
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Karuna News: All In It Together Posted by Jasky Sor, May 27 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!Extraordinary circumstances can be witness to the extraordinary capacity of the human heart. This week's stories chronicle remarkable measures to ensure no one left behind. The 15 year-old daughter of an injured migrant laborer bikes her father 700 miles home. A 92 year-old Holocaust survivor ensures her piano students continue to receive high quality instruction -- as well as a virtual Spring concert! Community members spill forth their gratitude to struggling business owners while concerned citizens rescue chickens as part of their family. Archbishop Desmond Tutu reads words of the Dalai Lama: "It is during times like these that we must focus on what unites us, as members of one human family." In related news, as a generation of graduates step into a future poised for new formations, our friends at Awakin dialogued with three visionaries: Otto, Dacher, and Sanjay on Re-Imagining Higher Education!Read the full newsletter here ...
Conversations: At Heart, Poetry Enters Life In Endless Posted by Richard Whittaker, May 27 2020 This month's 'Conversations' newsletter is themed At Heart, Poetry Enters Life In Endless Forms. This new issue of our newsletter, #50, like our last edition, is a response to the situation we find ourselves in with the Covid pandemic. We hope it will bring you some smiles and maybe a laugh or two. It's the first time I thought to feature the work of one artist throughout.
Graham Betchart: Improving "Next Play Speed" & Presence Posted by Joe Houska, May 27 2020 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Graham Betchart: Improving "Next Play Speed" & PresenceReflection questions: Our guest this week is a mental skills coach, author, and entrepreneur who draws on ancient practices to help athletes and peak performers improve their “next play speed” -- how quickly they either bounce back from a disappointment or else re-ground after a triumph, to once again have their entire focus on the present moment. What is your next play speed?
Inspiring Link Posted by Nitul Ojha, May 27 2020
Awakin Talks With Rohini Nilekani And Ravi Venkatesan Posted by Zeal Shah, May 26 2020 [This is our third week on this beautiful expedition, reflecting together, on ”What would Gandhi do?” -- in these unprecedented times. Very grateful to Linki and Gayathri for their editorial support.] This week’s Awakin Talk gave us an opportunity to listen to two extraordinary leaders, Rohini Nilekani and Ravi Venkatesan, both expressing their understanding of Gandhian values. Moderated by Nipun Mehta, we were also super-delighted to meet two everyday heroes, Shaalini and Vineet, towards the end of the talk, sharing the beautiful stories they’ve witnessed during the lockdown, and who are living into the inspiring values that we are talking about in this series. Few themes that surfaced during the talk were: Small is Beautiful, What is the responsible Way to hold the Gifts we have got (Water, Air, Family, Friends, etc.) and Reimagining Abundance. When millions of people are stuck in cities, wanting to go back to their homes, it’s ... Read Full Story
Moved By Dance @ Maitri Circle With Vidhi Posted by krunal shah, May 26 2020 MOVED BY DANCE !!! This week we were moved. Moved out of our comfort zone. Moved out of a routine. We were moved to be ourselves. We were moved to be free; moved to express out of Joy. We were Moved By LOVE, with the Movements and Moments we got to share with our very special and dear Friend Vidhi !! It does not happen often that when some make you go around the room and get you to sweat more than your Yoga / Gym instructor, instead of fatigue all that you feel is Love, Sheer Joy, Happiness, and absolutely in the lap of Bliss... That was the magical journey we all experienced this Friday, May 22, during our weekly Maitri Circle Call for a session of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) with Vidhi. The call started with a beautiful introduction to Vidhi's world of heArt and humanitarian work by Jaimit, which was ... Read Full Story