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Rahul Brown: A Seeker's Journey From Me To We Posted by Audrey Lin, Sep 20 2013 From surfing the dot-com boom thrill ride of the late nineties to volunteering in Indian slums, creating films for social causes, learning nuances of love through his family, and pouring his heart out in small moments, such as wishing coworkers well amid a heated argument and caring for an emaciated man he found lying in a gutter, Rahul’s journey has been a full-fledged dive into questions of authenticity and service, money and values. In this Awakin Call conversation moderated by Amit, our own Rahul Brown shares a spectrum stories from his experiences as a young start-up success story turned discerning filmmaker, paradigm-shifting thinker, playful father, and generous friend. Amit Dungarani: There was a documentary you starred in recently called Money and Life, and y

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Money + Transformaiton Circle Posted by Min Lee, Jun 23 2015 The second floor of Teance reminded us of an Indian Rickshaw, as forty people circled up to explore money as a lens for inner transformation. With money being such a hot-button topic, we were very quickly looking at a growing wait-list, and people tuning in via live stream! After a period of meditation and a round of tea, Birju opened the circle by inviting us to look inwards at our own relationship to money, and shared his practice of shifting his story through experiments in the workplace. A few powerful stories seeded the opening conversation. Jacob Needleman, whom we've affectionately come to know as Jerry, shared his understanding of the role of money as a quest for meaning in finding a balance between our two natures - one that is material, and one that is of a higher reality

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Money + Transformation Retreat Posted by Min Lee, Nov 17 2015 Last Sunday, 40 of us arrived at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, stepping into a space of peaceful serenity. The setting couldn’t be more fitting to be exploring money’s role for inner and outer transformation in our lives. Why are we talking about money?? Rippling off inspiration from Jacob Needleman at our previous circle at Teance, we gathered to explore the topic of money not as a problem to be solved, but as a question to be lived. In that spirit, we went around in circle holding the question of how we can allow for our deeper values to be expressed in our relationship to money. So many times, the topic of money ends up being taboo amongst those who seek to live a life of meaning and service. Through not talking about it, we create the conditions for strife as we strugg

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