Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceIn late February, Dalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
Karma Kitchen in Poland!A room full of strangers spontaneously celebrate one couple's 34th anniversary. Two pre-teens melt hearts with their nonstop acts of kindness. One guest writes a line of gratitude: "A server told me I had a wonderful smile. I had not smiled much lately." And the first Karma Kitchen experiment in Poland is born. 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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Lesson In Prayer From My Mother Posted by Neeti S W, Nov 22 2017 As kids, I remember how we siblings (me and my younger two sisters) used ask so many questions to Mom and she relentlessly used answer without any grudge. Mom, our first teacher, was always sincere in answering the questions we asked not in a childish way to put us off but for us to think more deeply. In that age, she was a complete encyclopedia for us with all her supportive patience. I remember one day very vividly while walking on the street, we heard a siren of an ambulance pass by. Mom paused, while I tried to pull her to walk ahead, but she just was still, as if anchored for that moment. After sometime I asked her what she was doing at that moment and her answer ceased me for a while. She replied, "Whenever you hear the siren of an ambulance, just take a few seconds to pray for ... Read Full Story
Inspiring Link Posted by Matt Perry, Nov 22 2017 Changes for New Hope Humanitarian Awards Magazine-November 2017 by Jim Killon - issuu Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Changes for New Hope Humanitarian Awards Magazine-November 2017, Autho...
Bayarea: This Sunday (+NBC, Yoga, Interns, Banyan Posted by ServiceSpace , Nov 22 2017 Dear Friends, As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, below are a few upcoming events ... This Sunday, we're on for Karma Kitchen! If you're around for lunch in Berkeley, do come by. You're bound to receive smiles from Moses, Claudia, and Joserra and Fab! Speaking of KK, as a sweet ripple of Krishna's dedicated anchoring, Karma Kitchen DC was featured on NBC this month! "We’re so hungry to connect to each other ... In a place like D.C. where there’s often so much power-hungry energy -- this is just the opposite of that.” Saturday afternoon, Fabrizio (who recently shared some stunning reflections on fear) is hosting a half-day yoga retreat in Marin, at Banyan Grove! Pancho and friends have already enrolled; if you'd like join, RSVP here. Saturday morning, our summer interns will be sharing insights and lessons for a special group Awakin Call: Beginner's Minds in Kindness! On Dec 3rd, we're circling up ... Read Full Story
ServiceSpace Interns: Beginners' Minds In Kindness Posted by Audrey Lin, Nov 22 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'ServiceSpace Interns: Beginners' Minds In Kindness Reflection questions: Our guests this week are college students who spent their summers interning with ServiceSpace to deepen in values of kindness and generosity as they set out in the world. How do stay fresh and rejuvenate "beginner's mind" with regard to values of kindness, generosity, and interconnection -- even as you interact within the dominant paradigm of individualism in the world?
.🍁"ThanksGiving Is Good But ThanksLiving Is ... Posted by Michaele Premet-Rosen, Nov 22 2017 .🍁"ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better."🍁 ~ Matthew Henry
Nanu Maa : Alipta And Aatmiya Posted by Kishan Laddha, Nov 22 2017 Nanu Maa, an elderly women whose generosity reaches far and wide since years experienced by many known and unknown brothers and sisters. Recently, she fell sick and learning about her poor health, Jayesh bhai rushed to her with few of us to ensure her well beings and needs. Witnessing the interaction, I felt it to be a sheer exchange of blessings. She was bed ridden for few days and even after that she ensured all the visitors receive water and are seated properly. She shared how she was inspired few years back with her limited resources she offered food to two children and how universe responded to her with abundance by receiving a pension she was expected from government but had forgotten. Ever since that incident she eats only after feeding children. Many of us know how generously she offered her home to Jayeshbhai, Virenbhai and Anar ben so that after ... Read Full Story
BELOVEDS, HOLIDAYS ARE VERY HARD FOR ... Posted by Barbara Jack, Nov 22 2017 BELOVEDS, HOLIDAYS ARE VERY HARD FOR MANY PEOPLE. THE HOMELESS, THE SENIOR CITIZENS, THE DISABLED AND THE PEOPLE WITH THE LOW INCOME! IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS ALONE! SOMEONE IN NEED. SEND THEM A BASKET OF FRUIT WITH CHEESES AND CRACKERS, TAKE OVER SOME FRESH BAKE GOODS, HAVE A GROCERY STORE DELIVERY SERVICE, TAKE THEM SOME ITEMS TO THEIR HOME, TO THEM WITH A JAM OR JELLY FOR THEM, PLEASE CALL THEM, SEND THEM A CASH GIT CARD OR A STORE GIFT CARD, EMAIL THEM, SEND FLOWERS, GIVE CANDY, DROP BY FOR A VISIT! BE KIND! SHARE YOUR TIME! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! LOVE AND VERY HUGE WARMEST HUGS TO ALL!
Fear Not The Narcotraficantes: A Glimpse Of Pilgrim Posted by Nicole Huguenin, Nov 22 2017 Another sacred story from Ann Sieben, the Winter Pilgrim that I have been honored to capture and share here. She's currently walking, without any possession but her clothes in Bulgaria. This particular story is from her pilgrimage in 2010: *** Fear Not the Narcotraficantes A Glimpse From Pilgrimage #4 -Denver to Mexico City: Dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe -Start: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, Denver, CO, USA, Sunday October 10th, 2010 -Finish: Basilica Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico, -Wednesday, January 21th, 2011 -Days: 95 -Distance: 3,321 kilometers/2,064 miles Some events in life define what you really think, even if you never consciously had the thought. Increasingly in my walk south through New Mexico, many people, particularly priests, cautioned, even scolded me about continuing my pilgrimage on foot through the Chihuahua Desert. Not because of the desert itself, with its own inherent dangers, but because of the narcotraficantes, the heavily armed, ruthless, lawless men who control ... Read Full Story