|WHEN:||June 29, 2019, 10AM to 5PM|
|WHAT:||UC Berkeley's prestigious Zellerbach auditorium is home to an uncommon retreat on June 29-30, 2019. Dubbed "After Mindfulness: Urban Retreat", this gathering brings together world-renowned monks and nuns like Ajahn Brahm and Ven. Karma Lekshe, features a concert by Malaysian musician Imee Ooi, who has published more than 50 albums of sacred chants; and builds bridges across many local groups via an innovative "Festival of Sharing." Moreover, it is designed to continue as a movement well after the conference ends.
Originally, ServiceSpace was invited to offer a presentation at the event; but as the organizers learned more about our organizing principles, they became enthralled with the idea of spreading that culture of a non-commercial spirit of service throughout their conference. We invited them to move from legal contracts to trust in friendship, and they ditched the contract for all speakers. We invited them to explore inclusive ticketing, and they have whole heartedly embraced 'alternate forms of currency.' And in the vein of Karma Kitchen, they are now keen to host a "Festival of Sharing" that nurtures a shift from transaction to trust. So now, we're partnering with them, to support that intent for 1500 people expected at the conference and nurture ripples in our greater kindred-hearted community.
To join in the fun, here's two immediate ways ...