|WHEN:||June 22, 2019, 10am - 5pm|
You're invited to go within at our upcoming Awakin London One-Day Retreat, with a very special guest and dear friend Nipun Mehta, the founder of ServiceSpace, who is in town for a few days from California! Last spring, Nipun's visit around Earth Day seeded inspiring ripples as we gathered for a one-day retreat, Soil, Soul, Society for a Happier World, at the Museum of Happiness, a Circle of Sharing with Nipun and Satish Kumar and concluded with an Awakin Circle. During that visit, he also spoke at the Happier World Conference and at a Creating the Future Conference, spreading ripples in the wider London community.
The retreat will take place in Pimlico (Central London) on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00am-5:00pm. Retreats offer a unique opportunity to step away from our daily routines and offer ourselves some time to reflect, cultivate and serve in the company of noble friends who share our commitment to being the change we wish to see. Our day together will feature some space for silence, inspiring talks, interactive breakouts, reflective exercises and ample activities to reconnect more deeply with ourselves and each other. The entire retreat is offered as a gift by its volunteers, in alignment with ServiceSpace values.
For those who haven't attended past retreats in London, you can read more about them and check out the photos here:
Day of Reconnection with Nipun Mehta (June 2017)
In Conversation with Satish Kumar and Nipun Mehta (Oct 2015)
The Journey from Your Head to Your Heart (Nov 2014)
Empty, Gather Ripple: InnerService Retreat (May 2014)
Planting Seeds and Blessings: InnerService Retreat (July 2013)
To join us for this very special Awakin London retreat, please RSVP below. Sooner the better. :) One of the coordinators will then email you all the necessary details, few days prior to the gathering. We look forward to collectively learn from and be inspired by each others' journeys, and feel grateful that Nipun will be able to spend the day with our local community.
About Our Guests...
For those who don't know Nipun, Parabola magazine's Meditation and Service interview offers some beautiful insights into his service journey, along with many of these public talks he's shared over the years. Last year, Nipun gave a commencement address in the Phillipines, Embrace the Grace, which is sure to inspire you. And here were Nipun's concluding remarks: “I hope you will sing your song of love, loud and clear, with unabashed courage and conviction. As you stand on the precipice of a new dawn, may the bounty of generosity, the winds of grace, and the poise of gratitude power your acts of service. And no matter what happens, please keep singing -- and reminding the world of its song."
Nipun will also be joined by Jin Wei, a Buddhist Monk originally from Poland who had visited London in 2017 with Rev. Heng Sure from California. What Jin Wei shared in the opening circle at a recent ServiceSpace retreat, sums up his heart of service beautifully: "A beginner's mind has limitless possibilities, an expert mind has few. I hope to stay with the mindset of a novice monk forever."
|WHERE:||Pimlico, Central London|