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One Quantum Transformation For Mankind: Preeta's TEDx Posted by Rahul Brown, Oct 17 2019 In a TEDx Talk delivered in her hometown of Lincoln, NE, Preeta Bansal movingly shares what might be called a homecoming speech of the truest kind. Weaving her family's personal moonshot of arriving into America concurrently with America's (and humanity's) own literal moonshot through the Apollo 11 mission, she sets the stage for the gravity of heavy realizations from her own rocket-like career trajectory into the highest echelons of conventional power. It was a momentary glimpse of dissolution at at 10-day meditation retreat that catalyzed this and gave her the embodied experience of interconnection with the whole-- the breakdown of the separation that sits at the core of our self-view, and put her back in touch with the infinitely renewable fuel of love and connection within. Tasting a visceral insight into oneness, the priority shifted to a new model of social change: the quantum model where inner transformation ripples into ... Read Full Story

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Blended Awareness Posted by Kendrick Bradley, Oct 17 2019 [My sharing at last night's Awakin Circle on Blended Awareness.] I've been thinking about how there's always a different perspective. A few days ago I was talking with my grandmother and I asked her, "Do you not wear glasses anymore grandma?" more like, why don't you wear glasses? She said, "Oh yeah, I got this eye surgery and I can see really clearly." I was like, wow. I wear contacts and I hate when my vision is blurry too. I would think that everyone would hate blurry vision. But then, in this reading, Monet puts on a different twist to it. There's always a different perspective to everything. Even something as fundamental as blurry vision. This morning I was talking to my parents about how suffering comes from resistance. It is only when you resist something that you suffer. It's not fundamental. If my mental mapping of what reality doesn't line up what ... Read Full Story

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Krish Raval: Faith In Leadership Posted by Birju Pandya, Oct 16 2019 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Krish Raval: Faith In LeadershipReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that leaders naturally bring their faith to the table, and so the ability to understand and engage with other faith traditions is an essential aspect of leadership in any sector. How has an understanding of faith informed your ability to connect with others?

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Hello Friends :)I Have Recently Moved ... Posted by Aditi Mandal, Oct 16 2019 Hello Friends :) I have recently moved to Mian, Italy for my master at Politecnico Di Milano, Bovisa. I and my friend are in dire need of an apartment. I have tried a lot of apps, websites, and agency but no luck as I don't know Italian. I thought maybe someone in this community can help. Please message me or comment on this post if anyone can help. With Metta, Aditi

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Tea For Togetherness, Toilet Cafe , Gandhi Ashram , Posted by Shyam Gupta, Oct 15 2019 Tea for Togetherness – Toilet Cafe, Gandhi Ashram, Delhi The seeds of the toilet cafe were laid in 1961 when Ishwar bhai Patel, also known as “Mr.Toilet”, established a space as the sustainable sanitation park in Harijan Sevak Sangh (Gandhi Ashram), Delhi to spread awareness about importance of sanitation. He brought great awareness through instilling sensitivity and removal of untouchability, as well as fostering the engineering and designing of toilets and sanitation technologies. After 56 years, in 2017, the space was revived again with so much love and care by son Jayesh Bhai Patel and his team from ESI Sughad & Safai Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad to cultivate the richness of both sharing and sanitation. In October, 2019, during Morari Bapu’s Harijan Manas Katha in Gandhi Ashram, fifteen volunteers from ESI and a few from Kat-Katha, came together to prosper peace and kindness through the toilet café. Another aim of bringing this entire ... Read Full Story

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From The Stability Of Impermanence Posted by Andy Smallman, Oct 15 2019 [Below is a reflection that came up in our Laddership Circle, which I was encouraged to share with all of you.] For a year now, I consider a verse of the Tao Te Ching and adapt it into what I call a kindness poem. The practice is fairly simple, in that I will read a variety of translations of that week's verse and then quietly reflect on what the verse means to me in a context of kindness. I center my practice through the act of composing my poem. This past week, I reflected on Verse 52 and it is through my reflection, which also included some readings from our Laddership Circle, that I found the overlap. For context, here is Stephen Mitchell's interpretation of this verse of the Tao, Mitchell being widely considered to be a good translator: 52 In the beginning was the Tao. All things issue from it; all things return to ... Read Full Story

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