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    How We Responded to the Pandemic

    A 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 »
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    Gandhi 3.0: Vortex of Noble Friendship

    70 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 »
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    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 »
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    Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpace

    Dalai Lama awarded ServiceSpace Founder with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
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    The Gift Spectrum

    Birju outlines and reflects on different shades of gift economy and ecology. Read More »

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Nuggets From Bill Drayton's Call Posted by Preeta Bansal, Aug 10 2020 We recently had the privilege of hosting an Awakin Call with Bill Drayton. A leading pioneer in service of humanity on a global scale, Bill Drayton is the lever behind social entrepreneurship, having coined the term in 1972. He is the founder and CEO of Ashoka, a network he created to support, connect, and build up social entrepreneurs and their ideas. Many of the most innovative social entrepreneurs of our time have received support through Ashoka, which is now active in more than 90 countries supporting the work of over 3,600 Fellows. Drayton’s vision of social entrepreneurship received global recognition when Ashoka fellow Mohammed Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for launching microfinance to support the world's poor. The seed of the pragmatic idealism that drives Drayton was planted on his trip to India in 1963 when he met Vinoba Bhave, the spiritual successor to Gandhi who led ... Read Full Story

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Morgan Freeman Reading John Lewis's Last Article Posted by Anand Gopal, Aug 10 2020 The great Civil Rights leader John Lewis wrote an essay that he asked to be published on the day of his funeral. That act itself is amazing, knowing he was going to pass soon and being at ease with it... I was super inspired by this video, where Morgan Freeman reads his last essay ...

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Where Does A Ripple Begin And Where Does It End? Posted by Rohit Rajgarhia, Aug 09 2020 A beautiful ripple, which continues to change form and expand, and touch hearts - One of the hands practice of our first Laddership Pod read -- “take a walk without a destination.” During our call, Shyam shared his experience of that act - "I've recently been thinking of embarking on a sacred, 2700 kilometer walking pilgrimage in India, that is done without any money. Seeing this prompt, I thought that perhaps I experimented today by walking for 22 kilometers. As I was departing, I thought to leave behind my phone and wallet, just like the pilgrimage. But then, with my health, I wasn't sure if I would just be able to survive 22 kilometers -- so I took two bananas along with me. Little more than half way through the walk, I ran into a young man on the streets of Delhi, who was literally crying. Saddened by it, I approached him to ... Read Full Story

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Nuggets From Paulette Pipe's Call Posted by Janessa Wilder, Aug 08 2020 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Paulette Pipe. “It’s time. It’s time to let it go,” said Rev. Paulette Pipe on trusting your deepest intuitions. And Paulette does just that. Her life embodies trust and faith, as well as surrender to the deeper forces around and within us. A UK-born minister who served formerly as Spiritual Director of the UK Unity headquarters, and then manager of the Retreats department at Unity Village, Rev. Paulette left her full-time job, with benefits, to follow her inner voice and work for free – “doing the thing I loved most.” She leads Touching the Stillness Ministries, a vibrant organization she created to make meditation and mindfulness both practical and accessible for daily application. She is a meditation teacher who acknowledges the challenges that come with learning to meditate when one is desperately striving for inner peace, but writes that “Meditation...is ... Read Full Story

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Nuggets From Master Mingtong Gu's Call Posted by Cynthia Li, Aug 07 2020 Last Wednesday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Master Mingtong Gu. Several hundred of us connected from all around the world. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran practitioner, we can all connect, as Master Mingtong said, with the inner child, to bring forth renewal, creativity, and an unfettered openness to healing and awakening. This is a time of great challenge, personally and globally. It is a time ripe for transformation. What might happen if we learned to tap into the 96% of what remains unknown in the universe?     We are so grateful for the qi field with Master Mingtong Gu. The master and his life force energy took us far beyond the expected time frame--a powerful 2 1/2 hours, even as time stood still. We have posted the complete recording of the workshop. For reference: the live demonstration begins at 31:10 and ends at around 47:30, with a bit of commentary afterward until ... Read Full Story

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