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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Bloom Where You Are Planted Posted by Trupti Pandya, May 15 2021 I have been working at a government shelter home for women for a few years. Some of them were children when they came here. Their parents, guardians, or a cop dropped them at the shelter home, as there was no one to take care of them. While some are waiting for a hearing from the court, there are others who are on the mental health spectrum. With a history of difficult life circumstances and staying in a place like this, that is hardbound with barbed wire fences, high walls, and rules, life/existence can feel purposeless and powerless. In the Devotion and Purpose Pod, I went through an inner churning process with all the daily prompts and reflection, which helped me crystalize my personal value and refine my purpose in my being and doing. I was inspired to hold space in the shelter home, in the same way, space was held for ... Read Full Story
Karuna News: From Sawdust To Store Signs Posted by KarunaVirus , May 12 2021 Newest issue of our newsletter is out! As our world faces burning challenges, our individual capacities can feel insignificant in the face of overwhelming grief and loss, insecurity and fear, polarization and uncertainties plaguing our world today. Yet what we often overlook are the small, often invisible, nonsensational gestures of care that glue our lives together. Mark Twain once wrote: "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." Every kind word, listening ear, and sincere offering that sees the light of day strengthens the fabric of our ways of being, and the resilience of our shared humanity. From sawdust to store signs, this week's sampling of stories mirror the seeds of strength imbued in each and every form of kindness. No two acts of care look the same, and none are ever wasted. Read the full newsletter here ...
Emeran Mayer: Tapping Into The Wisdom Of The Gut Posted by Cynthia Li, May 12 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Emeran Mayer: Tapping Into The Wisdom Of The Gut Reflection questions: Have you ever followed your “gut feeling” with a critical decision, despite the concrete information pointing you the other way? How does your gut feeling differ in quality from your thinking mind?