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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Two Gifts Of Devotion Posted by Trupti Pandya, Apr 18 2021 "What’s an experience of devotion that has stayed with you?" While reflecting on these questions in our Devotion Pod orientation yesterday, two stories came to my mind. In my primary school years, our science teacher would start her class with a prayer. It felt unusual as none of the other teachers would do that. And as children, some of us resisted and use to make fun of her but she would continue doing it day after day. Like everyone around me, I would also stand up, fold my hands, and would listen to her singing. As a child, I did not realize what was happening but I distinctly remember tears flowing while listening to some of the words from the prayer. As I was growing up, I realized that I was finding strength from those prayers as the meaning started unfolding. What got seeded as a child by my teacher something that ... Read Full Story
How To Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) By Barbara Posted by Brinda Govindan, Apr 14 2021 How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) By Barbara Kingsolver Behold your body as water and mineral worth, the selfsame water that soon (from a tree's way of thinking, soon) will be lifted through the elevator hearts of a forest, returned to the sun in a leaf-eyed gaze. And the rest! All wordless leavings, the perfect bonewhite ash of you: light as snowflakes, falling on updrafts toward the unbodied breath of a bird. Behold your elements reassembled as pieces of sky, ascending without regret, for you've been lucky enough. Fallen for the last time into a slump, the wrong crowd, love. You've made the best deal. You summitted the mountain or you didn't. Anything left undone you can slip like a cloth bag of marbles into the hands of a child who will be none the wiser. Imagine your joy on rising. Repeat as necessary.
Karuna News: Karuna News: Boundless Potential Posted by KarunaVirus , Apr 14 2021 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!"To see things in the seed, that is genius," ancient philosopher, Lao Tzu, once said. So often, we rush about our days harvesting the "fruits" of efforts. Yet, the bounty of fruits is proportional to the quality of soil, water, sun and fertile conditions for seeds to take root. Sometimes, the simple kindness of a thoughtful word, an attentive presence, or an agendaless offering can unlock a vast strand of infinite potential slumbering in our midst. This week's stories remind us to keep an eye for possibility, and a heart of caring, in all the configurations of situations and people that come our way. As the five stories illuminate: something boundlessly beautiful might just bloom.Read the full newsletter here ...
Nandini Murali: Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Posted by Chris Johnnidis, Apr 14 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Nandini Murali: Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Reflection questions: What are some ways by which you’ve been able to transform or transmute felt judgment or the weight of social expectations? From what areas of your life are you ready and waiting for the blame and shame to be lifted?