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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Nuggets From Rob Hopkins's Call Posted by Preeta Bansal, Jul 11 2020 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Rob Hopkins. Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes (England), the first Transition Town in the world, and the Transition Network, a movement by communities in 50 countries to address the big challenges they face by starting local. Transition Towns are reclaiming the economy, sparking entrepreneurship, re-imagining work, re-skilling themselves and weaving webs of connection and support. In 2012, Rob was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists. An Ashoka Fellow who holds a doctorate degree and has received two honorary doctorates, Rob is author of several books including The Transition Handbook (2008) and From What Is to What If (2019), where he asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline. In his earlier life, Rob spent 2.5 years in a Buddhist monastery and set up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world. Below ... Read Full Story
Living In Mystery With Sue Cochrane And Kozo Hattori Posted by Kozo Hattori, Jul 11 2020 Dear Beloved Service Space Community, I wanted to invite you to an intimate circle around living in mystery that Sue Cochrane and I are hosting. Sue and I have been in dialogue about our healing journeys with cancer. Lately, some new developments have surfaced that have put both of us at the crossroads of uncertainty. We will explore this crossroad and how we are navigating it, then invite members from the community to share on how this relationship with the unknown is manifesting in their own lives, and what is being revealed in the process. Feel free to join us tomorrow July 12th at 9 am Pacific for part or all of this 2 hour circle. With Aloha, Kozo
Reflections From Our Time With The Incredible Sallyann! Posted by Leela Kiyawat, Jul 10 2020 Yesterday, Sonya and I had the privilege of moderating a talk with Sallyann Keizer, an Emmy and BAFTA award-winning presenter, journalist, and alternative media visionary. As interns with servicespace, it was a really amazing experience to learn about all the amazing ways Sallyann has committed herself to serving children and creating media targeted towards them. We were struck by how well she seemed to not only understand kids, but also sympathize and empathize with them. Not many individuals who have crossed into adulthood are so in tune with a child's perspective, and Sallyann blew us away with her genuinely kind approach to children's programming. We asked her a variety of questions, all of which she responded to with well thought out, multifaceted answers. A touching moment was when Lena, one of the interns, asked Sallyann who some of her role models were. Sallyann then gave a loving tribute to her mother, a ... Read Full Story
Making Friends During A Pandemic Posted by Bonnie Rose, Jul 10 2020 Dear SSp Friends, This was from my friend Jen and I had to share it. Picture of her dog too, just for fun. :) I have to tell you a little story... With Spencer recently moving down here after being away for several years, and most of his friends having moved away, he has been looking to make new friends. Covid has made it a little tricky, but he managed to make a few friends while out rock climbing and they go out together to climb outdoors a few days a week. He asked me if I knew any other ways to meet people, while also staying safe. The only thing I could think to say was, "Be kind. Kind people attract other kind people." A few days later I saw him writing in the 21-Day Kindness book (from Service Space) that I stuck in his stocking ... Read Full Story
Karuna News: When Challenges Alchemize Into Possibility Posted by KarunaVirus , Jul 08 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!As a quote goes: "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." Through the muddied waters of life and societal turmoil, what does it take to see a sense of possibility? This week's stories are witness to remarkable resilience, strength, and community alchemized from the ashes of incredible challenges.Read the full newsletter here ...
Stephen Loyd: Healing Opioid Addiction In Appalachia Posted by Joe Houska, Jul 08 2020 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Stephen Loyd: Healing Opioid Addiction In AppalachiaReflection questions: From which physical, mental or emotional afflictions or addictions have you suffered, and how has your recovery from those conditions allowed you to support others?