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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Awakin Calls Record! Posted by Preeta Bansal, Feb 22 2019 We had a remarkable Awakin call with Allan Wallace on Saturday, led by the volunteer team extraordinaire of Galaxy (biographer), Pavi (host), Richard (moderator), Vishesh (streamer) and Prabha (audio). And now another extraordinary volunteer team of scribes, anchored by Gayathri, will lovingly and deeply listen to the call and prepare a transcript of the wisdom. Hard to describe to the outside world how many moving parts, and how many loving hearts, help bring these offerings into the world week after week. Thanks for all the labor of love that occurs week in and week out by the amazing team of ServiceSpace volunteers. In all, 414 people RSVP’d for the call! An Awakin calls record. And far beyond quantity of participants was the quality of the feedback received, and the ripples that are already ensuing. Here is just a very small sampling of some of the feedback received from call listeners from this ... Read Full Story
When I Was On The Way ... Posted by KM Bhai , Feb 22 2019 When I was On the way Vehicles were moving Around the me People were in Hurry, no one Had time to See each other But I saw a child who was smiling who was smiling …………
My Daughter's Smile Deck Experience Posted by Devanshi Gandhi, Feb 22 2019 Few years ago, Nipun had come to our home for an Awakin Circle. He had left us with a Smile Deck, and our daughter just used it to create this video: I hope all of you will like it. :) And thank you!
" You Are A Good Person, ... Posted by KM Bhai , Feb 21 2019 " You are a good person, I love you " ! Yesterday, I visited some places to meet my relatives,after a long time. During journey I got an opportunity to enjoy kindness with others. First I did it with my Driver. He was suffering from cough and cold. I manged a home made medicine for him. After drinking the medicine, he felt so relief and relax. After that I met with a worker, who use to white wash the houses. I helped him in cleaning the dust and removing old things from the room. It made him so easy to doing his work. During Journey, I visited so many places and met with several people from different work and nature. But all of them were very friendly and generous. They showed very polite and caring attitude. Each time, when i met with someone, I used a sentence " You are good person, I love you ". It brought smile on each face and touched people heart so closely. They felt so happy and shared so many heart touching moments from their life. It was great pleasure for me to see people, how they felt when someone say him good person. It touches heart and increases love among the people. Thanks to all one for showing their greatness with me.
Nuggets From Alan Wallace's Call Posted by Pavi Mehta, Feb 20 2019 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting an Awakin Call with Alan Wallace. A call with a record number of RSVPs and truly vibrant engagement from our listeners. After dropping out from university in 1971 and immersing himself for 14 years in Buddhist studies with some of his generation’s greatest lamas, Alan Wallace became a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama, for whom he also served as translator. He began then to integrate the Western perspectives of his first 20 years with his 14 years of Buddhist studies. He graduated summa cum laude in physics from Amherst College and then got a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford. He is a prominent and important voice in the discussion between Buddhist thinkers and scientists who question the materialist presumptions of 20th-century paradigms. He has written and translated more than 40 books and founded the Centers for Contemplative Research ... Read Full Story
Multiple Forms Of Capital -- With 7th Graders! Posted by Melissa Stephens, Feb 20 2019 I wanted to share an incredible service project one of my 7th grade kiddos presented today! This young woman is rather introverted (although she still gets a hug from me every day!) but she expresses herself through art and so, for her service project, she created an original animation to tell her story! It just blew me away, and I was so grateful that she is one of my teachers, showing me that we all serve from where we are and the space that feels safe. :)
Parker Palmer: Healing Our Divided Selves And Divided Posted by Pavi Mehta, Feb 20 2019 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Parker Palmer: Healing Our Divided Selves And Divided WorldReflection questions: Our guest this week has built extensive communities of practice founded on the premise of "no fixing, saving or advising" others -- and simply being present and listening deeply to others' expressions of their emerging truth. How have presence and deep listening, rather than advice, helped support healing of yourself or others?