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Snapshots Of Kindness From Bhutan Posted by Tim Huang, Oct 08 2014 Last month, I arrived in Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom perhaps most known for Gross National Happiness, for the third time in 3 years to work full time in education here. In my time back, I’ve been touched by the generosity of friends, colleagues, (host) family, and strangers, and I have also had the opportunity to be a part of a few kindness ripples! Here are a few short stories of compassion-in-action here in Bhutan: 1. ​When I was on a nature walk with 3 kids in my extended host family, Sonam, the cute little girl in this photo with me, was picking a small bouquet of pink wild flowers for me. When I showed her and the other girls a smile card, they decided to gift the beautiful flowers to a neighbor who runs a local shop that benefits their entire village. We left the fl

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Kevin's "Trade" At Karma Kitchen Today Posted by Audrey Lin, Nov 23 2014 Today at Karma Kitchen, several of us were disarmed by the power of assuming value everywhere. :) The morning rolled off to a quiet start-- where, within the first hour of opening, our crew of 15 spirited volunteers were serving 3 guests. With an empty restaurant filled with eager hands to serve, we scratched our heads at what to do. An experienced volunteer suggested we take the spirit of Karma Kitchen beyond the walls, and make the slow day an excuse to practice generosity in other ways. A few folks got busy crafting up cards with inspiring quotes. Two others picked up some flowers and went around the neighborhood leaving them on people's windshields. After a half hour of distributing flowers and cards to people and car windshields in the area, four of the five folks came back jus

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Radical Kindness At SF Waldorf HS Posted by Anne Veh, Aug 27 2015 "It really says something about our society if you give someone a flower and their first reaction is to think you want something from them," one student noted.                 On Tuesday, a group of local love warriors returned to SF Waldorf HS to explore radical kindness with the senior class, more than 40 students and their core teachers. For the past four years, Joan Calderera, a devoted Humanities teacher at the school, has invited our ever growing Kindness Team - an intergenerational family of love magicians of all ages - to come and co-create space with the students. At 8:30am, we circle up on the first of a 3-day senior class orientation designed to engage students in deeper thinking on how they live and learn. After a morni

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