Shin Terayama: Loving My Cancer Posted by Rahul Brown, May 16 2018 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Shin Terayama: Loving My CancerReflection questions: Our guest this week has tapped into the power to create miracles through love and self-love. Transcending rather than becoming engulfed in the fear of cancer and death, he accessed a natural state of love and gratitude. Miracles then unfolded for him until he was fully healed physically, mentally, and spiritually. When have you encountered the miraculous healing power of love and acceptance?
Im Send Love&peace To People ... Posted by jojo , May 16 2018 Im send love&peace to people in contact
A Hundred Thousand Times Posted by Sachi Maniar , May 15 2018 [I met Lobsang in December. We were organizing Awakin Talks and when we met it didn't feel like we're meeting for the first time. He's a monk who left his monastery. So yeah, I thought that you know, he's a monk, he's traveled the world with H.H Dalai Lama and very close to him. So, I expected a very serious man who was going to say very profound things. He did say profound things, but it was very, very joyous and lighthearted. Lobsang comes from a place in India called Arunachal Pradesh from a small village, which is beyond Tawang. He takes three days to reach just the airport that can get him here. While going to his place, he has to cross a forest, which is dangerous to cross even in the daytime. He has a place which he calls Jhamtse Gatsal, which is "Garden of Love and Compassion," ... Read Full Story
KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Striving For Posted by Ameeta Martin, May 15 2018 Latest issue of 'KindSpring Weekly' newsletter is themed Spotlight On Kindness: Striving For Wholeness. A careful reader helpfully nudged us on last week's mention of a mother's "selflessness." Like caretaking vs. caregiving, self-less-ness (vs.self-full-ness) may subtly privilege another's needs over one's own, discouraging self-care. This may set up a victim triangle (see below). We should strive for wholeness and love with every interaction we have, both with ourselves and with others. - Ameeta
Kindness Coffees Posted by Ashima Goyal, May 14 2018 About 6 months ago, as I was emptying my bag, I found a SMILE card. I kept that card on the entry cabinet and every day coming in and out of home, that card would make me smile and also invite me to pass it on. Except that I was too shy. New country, new language, new culture… how will I explain it? How will the idea be received? I had too many self-doubts that were holding me back. As days passed, I started feeling guilty for not having used the card since so long. One day as I was going to meet Sikander at his regular Starbucks for coffee, I took the card with me. But I chickened out again and asked Sikander if he will go up to the cashier and pay for an extra coffee and leave the card with them. And he did. It took him some ... Read Full Story
Laddership News: The Webs We Weave Posted by Jane Murray, May 14 2018 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. May sees the spider furiously spinning in this part of the world, ready to catch the abundant life that has sprung up. This month's stories reminded me of this: how we are always weaving with our thoughts and actions and the magic that happens when we weave with presence and kindness.
Happy Mother's Day: I Lost My 27 ... Posted by Dimple Parmar, May 14 2018 Happy Mother's day: I lost my 27 yr old young husband (Nitesh) to cancer 2 months back. I was so devastated and couldn't do anything on Mothers day for 5 mothers in my life. My mom, Mom in law, 2 moms who took care of us in the USA when we came here for Nitesh's treatment and my sister who recently became a mother. Yesterday late evening I got up and made 5 videos for 5 moms with all pictures involving them, me and Nitesh. They totally Loved it and had tears in their eyes when they saw it. We cherished Nitesh's memories and that's the way he would have wished all Mothers. Sometimes just by doing simple things, you can touch people's hearts and I felt amazing after doing this small act. BE SELFISH BE GENEROUS. Thank you for teaching such priceless things.
This Insane Country! We Killed 55 ... Posted by Yoav Peck, May 14 2018 This insane country! 55 Palestinian demonstrators were killed today. 770 are wounded from today's live fire. This afternoon we also celebrated the utterly superfluous relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and tonight in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Neta Barzilai entertained a crowd of thousands to celebrate her victory at Eurovision. I've just returned from a spontaneous demonstration at Netanyahu's residence. 150 of us then marched chanting to the American consulate down the street, where we managed to block traffic for a little while. All of us just felt we couldn't stay home. The sign we hastily scribbled in Hebrew read, "We're celebrating, they're mourning." It was good to march with a spirited, vocal crowd for a couple of hours, to see old friends. All of us are torn up, crazy over the abandon with which our soldiers are shooting people. It can't be that we must kill in ... Read Full Story
2018 Trip To Crestone Posted by Xiaojuan Shu, May 14 2018 If we do everything with a noble intention, then everything we do is noble. Ask yourself three questions: Where are you? Where is really your home? What are you doing here? ----- Mu Deng Recently, we visited Crestone, a “spiritual vortex” in Colorado, with a group of Chan practitioners from China. How incredible it was to be exposed to such concentrated wisdom in a small mountain town with a population of less than 150! Being immersed in the true harmony among different world religions, spiritual practices, and conscious organizations was truly a treasurable rare experience! How profound it was to receive Chinese Chan teaching while absorbing teachings from all the wisdom traditions that we encountered! May such a vibrant and open-hearted spiritual community continue to evolve to its full potential for generations to come. The Crestone Prophecy Crestone is situated in the northern part of the San Luis Valley, a sacred land of natural ... Read Full Story
A Gathering Of The Tribe Posted by Maria Daniel, May 12 2018 [A beautiful story titled "A Gathering of the Tribe", from Charles Eisenstein’s book “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible".] Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us dare to believe could exist, except in those exceptional peak experience when we glimpse the true potential of life and mind. One day the elders of the tribe called a meeting. They gathered around and one of them spoke solemnly. “My friends” she said.”there is a world that needs our help. It is called Earth and its fate hangs in the balance. Its humans have reached a critical point in their collective birthing, the same point our planet was at one million years ... Read Full Story
How We Love The People We Love Posted by Aabha Gupta, May 11 2018 [During January's Gandhi 3.0 Retreat, Meghna hosted a special guest Awakin Circle, where Mandy Len Catron, Gary Zukav, Linda Francis, and Karma Lekshe spoke on "spiritual partnership". In 2015, Mandy authored a viral NY Times article on 'how to fall in love with anyone,' and she just published a book on the topic. Below are her insightful remarks on love. This was originally posted on Feb 13, 2018.] I am going to talk about spirituality and partnerships, and I am going to focus more on the partnership side of things and specifically on romantic relationships. But I'm hoping that what I'm going to talk about will extend in interesting ways into other kinds of love relationships that are not necessarily romantic. And hopefully that will resonate with what the other speakers are going to talk about tonight. As a little background, I grew up in rural Appalachia, Virginia, in the United States. ... Read Full Story
Planting Seeds For First Kindful Kids Circle In London! Posted by Trishna Shah, May 10 2018 “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” -- Angela Schwindt We are so excited to be planting seeds to come together with families for the first ever Kindful Kids Circle hosted by the London ServiceSpace community! One of our first "family-oriented" experiments in ServiceSpace started as a newsletter back in 2011 and more recently has been rippling into offline community gatherings like Awakin Kids Circles in CA and in Surat, Mindful Parenting Calls, Kindful Kids events and Conscious Mama's Circles! It's been so beautiful to watch this all unfold and I've been quietly holding onto an intention in my heart to pay forward this love and inspiration to families here in London for the past couple of years. My daughters are always wondering why they can't come to a retreat or stay up late at night for Awakin Circles, so ... Read Full Story