• image

    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 »
  • image

    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 »
  • image

    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 »
  • image

    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 »
  • image

    The Gift Spectrum

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

Recent Blog Posts

image

Nuggets From Rupa Marya & Raj Patel's Call Posted by Chris Johnnidis, Oct 21 2021 Last Saturday, we had the privilege and pleasure of hosting Awakin Call with Rupa Marya & Raj Patel. Academic author/filmmaker Raj Patel and physician Rupa Marya have exhaustively found that our economic, political, and social structures fan disease. In Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, they arrive at a systems-level of diagnosis that incorporates history and the pathologies of power, offering options to heal people and planet. “The social, environmental, and political structures around us are tuning the immune system to sound out the full range of inflammation,” Marya says. “Capitalism primes our bodies for sickness,” Patel adds. Rupa Marya, MD, practices internal medicine, works to heal "the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, learning and restoration,” and is a songwriter/guitarist. Raj Patel, PhD, is a best-selling author, filmmaker, and academic who explores the sustainability crisis and inequities in the world food system, housing, and health care. Below are ... Read Full Story

image

Karuna News: Unsung Leadership Lessons Posted by KarunaVirus , Oct 20 2021 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!We often picture leaders at the front of a group, charting new territories for others to follow. Yet there are countless leaders whose efforts take place in the back of the room, or the bottom of a configuration. Their often invisible contributions spark dormant seeds of possibility in the hearts of others, whose unscripted ripples can alchemize into the fabric of a community, becoming impossible to trace back to one single initiator. Around the globe, these stories remind us of the collective strength that lies in the distributed constellations of goodwill behind many unsung heroes.Read the full newsletter here ...

image

Nic Askew: Witnessing Without Conditions: The Inner Posted by Steve Elkins, Oct 20 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Nic Askew: Witnessing Without Conditions: The Inner ViewReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that "what we seek is seeking us" and that our act of seeking may keep us from the experience we seek. How do you begin to drop into an agenda-less presence and awareness that allows you to create an empty space for your own and others' souls to appear?

image

Karma Kitchen Bangalore – A Gift That Bears Gifts Posted by Monica samuel, Oct 18 2021 For many years we have been inspired by the idea of the Karma Kitchen, but we never thought that we could be the ones to initiate it. This year, one member of our core group of 6 friends was very inspired to try this experiment. Since we have always supported each other in all explorations, we all jumped aboard. A gift that started with a gift We knew Karma Kitchen was a big project but how big … we got to learn only when we started the planning. Looking back, many magical things happened to keep us going - stopping us from even having second thoughts. For example, when we were still talking about starting the Karma Kitchen, our mentor and a sister Karma kitchen project gave us the seed money to get started. That was so unexpected and such a gift of generosity that we felt that we must respect this ... Read Full Story

More Blog Entries >>