Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceDalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
Gandhi 3.0: Grand Rehearsal of Unconditional Love70 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 »
Stories from a 21 Day Inclusion ChallengeOver 1000 participants around the world practiced daily acts of inclusion for 21 days straight last summer. Chandni highlights a few stories from the journey. Read More »
The Gift SpectrumBirju outlines and reflects on different shades of gift economy and ecology. Read More »
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April London Update: Virtual Awakins & Inspiration! Posted by Trishna Shah, Mar 30 2020 April 2020 - London Update Last week, we began hosting the first of our virtual Awakin Circles and it was a beautiful opportunity to come together in collective silence and connect deeply with community during this unique time of uncertainty, change and physical isolation. A sacred space was co-created by the presence that each person brought to the virtual circle, in much the same way as when we meet in-person. We look forward to seeing many of you in coming weeks as we have a full rota of circles this month. In addition to the London circles, the silver lining of all Awakin Circles going virtual is that you can now view all gatherings around the world and RSVP to join any that are at a suitable time of day for you locally! Virtual Awakin Circles Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the ... Read Full Story
Creative Calls Across The Ecosystem (+Tuesday!) Posted by ServiceSpace , Mar 30 2020 Uncertain times raise significant questions that can architect the arc of our future. As a symphony of impermanence pervades the air of our systems across the world, a surge in creative calls of compassion are also shining through. Here's a few that we've been witness to across the ecosystem... When Karma Kitchen DC Canceled, Pay It Forward Becomes Everyday While Karma Kitchens have had to halt for physical distancing, Krishna of Karma Kitchen DC announced a beautiful emergence: "Our restaurant host is continuing the pay-it-forward tradition for carryout and deliveries -- from 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM everyday! If you are tired or struggling to cook at home everyday, please order your favorite dish from the regular menu and you can pay as much as you want, pay-it-forward to someone else or just tell them it has already been paid for by someone else. Karma Kitchen will cover any difference from our surplus ... Read Full Story
Laddership News: Laddership News: In Challenging Times Posted by Jane Murray, Mar 30 2020 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. The world has changed and as we all rise to face great challenges together, this month we have some wisdom from our ecosystem about hope and about possibility in adversity. We are also calling on all laddership alums to share your journeys and insights as we enter our 5th year of circles!
Nuggets From Amir Hussain's Call Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Mar 30 2020 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Amir Hussain. Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He teaches on world religions, focusing on Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in North America. He has twice been chosen by students as Professor of the Year. He previously was the only male to serve as Dean of Women at University College, University of Toronto. Dr. Hussain is an advisor for the television series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. Author of Muslims and the Making of America, he tries to highlight how Muslims have shaped what it means to be an American, as well as to amplify the nonviolent tradition of Islam. He notes that most Americans don’t know that Muslims have been here since “before this country was this country,” going back to the transatlantic slave trade. He was the ... Read Full Story
Karma Kitchen DC -- Always Open Posted by Krishna Desar, Mar 30 2020 After years of hosting Karma Kitchen DC every month, we will miss you today, for our scheduled March event! From a distance, we are sending you good vibes and solidarity to keep you and your loved ones safe and supported at home. You are probably tired of getting messages of closings and rescheduled plans. That said, we wanted to share with you that although Karma Kitchen DC is closed today, our host, Himalayan Heritage Restaurant is continuing the pay-it-forward tradition for carryout and deliveries -- from 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM everyday! If you are tired or struggling to cook at home everyday, please order your favorite dish from the regular menu and you can pay as much as you want, pay-it-forward to someone else or just tell them it has already been paid for by someone else. Karma Kitchen will cover any difference from our surplus fund. This will help you and your family/friends have a good meal and help the restaurant during this difficult, and perhaps in a small way, help keep the doors open. Thank you, and we love you! Please keep away from the corona virus, instead spread KARUNA virus. :)
Lemonade Of Virtual Space Holding :) Posted by Preeta Bansal, Mar 28 2020 We've all heard the phrase, "When life gives us lemons, we make lemonade." In so many ways, the current coronavirus disruption of our lives is inviting us to hold new questions and perhaps it might help us arrive at a deeper consciousness, as well as a greater skillfulness in holding space for ourselves and others. Yesterday, about 40 of us circled up to dive into a conversation on the "Lemonade of Virtual Space Holding". I'm still soaking in all the insights shared -- of the challenges and opportunities that are emerging from the unique situation of so many of our spaces being shifted into a virtual sphere, as well as from the deeper "space" between civilizational stories that is emerging and that we are being asked, in part, to hold skillfully. A few excerpts from the conversation [listen here]: "I'm trying to let go of the typical in-person Awakin format ... ... Read Full Story
Check Out The New Facebook Group: ... Posted by Caterina Arends, Mar 28 2020 Check out the new Facebook group: The Vision Holders Community. Join in, add your energies of caring, service and love in building our new world.