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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Horses And Humans Together Create Big Ripples Posted by Kerri Lake, Aug 13 2020 Animals have a presence that opens the hearts of humanity. Absent of judgment, never requiring you to be different than you are, they offer connection and awareness for its own sake. As humans, we have the ability to recognize and share this connection with one another, reminding each other how it feels to be connected, with an open heart. Michelle Wagner-Yeatts knows that feeling well! Her “volunteer heart” was inspired and nourished by her mother who was always looking for more ways to help those around her. So, she is already tuned to notice situations where she might be able to step in and make a difference. Michelle’s professional background includes years and years of administration in nursing homes and other care facilities, and through that work, she developed a huge passion for seniors! When she saw a post float across her FB feed sharing the story of a man in who was ... Read Full Story
KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Faith In Posted by Guri Mehta, Aug 13 2020 The latest issue of 'Spotlight on Kindness' weekly newsletter is themed: Spotlight On Kindness: Faith In Humanity.Editor's Note: Our belief in humanity has carried us through some of the most challenging times in history. Many have argued that our acts of altruism and compassion are actually what make our lives worth living. Fortunately, when we are lost, there are those among us who restore our faith in humanity. This week's stories highlight some of those incredible souls. --Guri
Karuna News: Of Llamas, Family Reunited, And A Deeper Posted by KarunaVirus , Aug 13 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!In recent months of pandemic, a collective sense of certainty in the future has waned. Yet, one area that has grown in strength is the value of relationships. Whether in the benevelent friendship of a llama at protests, the joy of family reunited from afar, decades-long research on the correlation between relationships and health, or a community of limited financial means donating disaster aid to their neighbors -- perhaps the strength of our relations can hold a deeper kind of certainty. Speaking of degrees of certainty, our Laddership Circle friends have been experimenting in virtual learning journeys this summer -- here's some highlights from the first 4-week "Laddership Pod": Alchemy of Uncertainty!Read the full newsletter here ...
Laura Riccardi Lyvers: Living With The Earth Posted by Rahul Brown, Aug 13 2020 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Laura Riccardi Lyvers: Living With The Earth BiodynamicallyReflection questions: Our guest week says that what she "does" these days is living with the Earth -- "meaning, I am engaging in a daily rhythm, and seasonal reality of the cycle of the year." How do you connect with nature's cycles, the earth and the pulse of life?
A Mini-Sermon In A Mask Posted by Bonnie Rose, Aug 12 2020 “Nothing is Everything.” I gleaned this phrase from a talk that my friend Kusala Bhikshu gave at our Spiritual Center last Sunday. Kusala serves the world by “doing nothing.” He feeds feral cats, birds, and squirrels at the Zendo. He continues his nothingness-practice by posting pictures and quotes on Facebook. “The pictures make people happy,” he said. “The happiness ripples around the world.” Later, I asked him, “Do people ever say you’re not doing enough? That happens to me when I preach the gospel of small acts of kindness.” He smiled and said, “Everything I think, say, or do, makes a difference. One way or another. Not everyone understands that.” I see now that I have chosen to make wearing a mask a deep practice of “nothing is everything…” The spectrum of reactivity around mask wearing is broad – everything from anti-maskers who believe wearing a mask violates their civil rights, to those ... Read Full Story
Service, Simplicity ... And Songwriting! Posted by Harpreet Bhan, Aug 12 2020 Being a joyful Heartfulness practitioner and a huge fan of ServiceSpace, i present an article on Nimo (who I had the privilege of meeting and singing with, earlier this year), in the latest Heartfulness Magazine, Nimo is featured along with other greats. Hope you enjoy it as much as i did, rather more:-) ...