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Upcoming Pods -- New!

During the pandemic, a powerful peer-learning platform has emerged within our ecosystem. What started as an unsuspecting experiment has now mushroomed into a wide ranging of offerings that await your participation!


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Open Volunteer Positions

Awakin Talks Biographer, for Awakin Talks, India

Learn the stories of our remarkable speakers’ lives, and help present their stories to the world from the lens of their inner transformation journeys! As part of this role, you will write 4-6...

Smile Card Shipper (USA), for Kindspring

Smile Shippers Required. Smile cards are shipped around the world for free to anyone who requests them on the KindSpring website, thanks to a team of USA based and international volunteers who...

KindSpring Short-Story Reviewer, for KindSpring

Our website allows its members to anonymously share stories about acts of kindness using a member alias/nickname. The Short-Story Reviewers read all the stories submitted before they can be...

Biographer/Storyteller/Writer, for Global Awakin Calls

Learn the stories of our remarkable speakers’ lives, and help present their stories to the world from the lens of their inner transformation journeys! This volunteer will write a 3-5 paragraph...

Transcriber, for Global Awakin Calls

Listen deeply to the wisdom of noted speakers, and help us transcribe a 5-10 minute segment of our Weekly Awakin Calls, which feature a conversation with a unique guest speaker each week. Work off...

Copy Editor, for Global Awakin Calls

Engage deeply with the wisdom of noted speakers, and help produce an edited transcript of our Awakin calls. Because our transcription is done by multiple team members who take 10-minute segments...

Video editor, for Global Awakin Calls

Help bring sacred conversations into the world. We produce recordings of our video Awakin calls, and then post those video recordings on our site. We are looking someone with good video editing...

Awakin Talks Copy Editor, for Awakin Talks, India

Engage deeply with the wisdom of noted speakers, and help produce an edited transcript of our Awakin calls. Because our transcription is done by multiple team members who take 10-minute segments.

Video Editor , for Awakin Talks, India

Help bring sacred conversations into the world. We produce recordings of our video Awakin talks, and then post those video recordings on our site. We are looking someone with basic video editing...

Story Editor, for KarunaVirus

Our global team of editors process good news story suggestions, write a 1-paragraph summary for each, and publish it to the world. Editors ideally can publish two story summaries a day.



Upcoming Events

Awakin Circles

Join for an hour of meditation, followed by a circle of sharing and dinner in silence. They happen in varying frequencies in different cities but always a joy to catch one!

WHERE: Santa Clara NYC Oakland Ahmedabad London, Singapore, More...

Upcoming Awakin Calls

Call into our weekly conference call, every Saturday, as a few Service Space coordinators share inspirations from the previous week and interview an inspiring guest speaker!

WHO: Mina Lee Sarah Peyton Alexie Torres


Volunteer Reflections

imageAug 18: On Befriending Fear In our Laddership Pod, as I read podmates' reflections, I was reminded of my own practice on embracing fear. A helpful one is to identify Fear as a character I can converse with. I learned this...
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imageAug 10: Teen Awakin Call With Nimo Patel! Last Tuesday, Ocean and I had the honor of hosting a Teen Awakin Call with Nimo Patel. Part of a project for the 2021 ServiceSpace summer internship, this Teen Awakin Call was structured similar to...
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imageAug 01: The Pizza Precept & More From Rev Heng Sure “If you have no obstacles in your own mind, then outer obstacles will not hinder you or cause you to worry” – Master Hsuan Hua Two Buddhist Monks, Jin Wei Shi, and Jin...
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imageSep 03: Losing A Sense I love Mulla Nasrudin stories and would read them with my son when he was little. So this week's reading was very familiar-- funny and yet very profound. It got me thinking about losing a...
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imageDec 02: 8-Year-old On The Meaning Of Love :) Yesterday, while I was on a zoom call for a weekly writer's group, my 8-year-old daughter Afton spontaneously joined. When one of our groupmates asked her to share a poem, she spontaneously...
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imageJul 17: Summary: Teen Awakin Call With Brain Conroy This past Thursday, Katherine and I had the honor of hosting a Teen Awakin Call with Brian Conroy, one of the mentors for our internship this summer. This Teen Awakin Call was a project for the...
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imageSep 22: Living Theology At The Bottom [I was deeply touched by Chaz Howard's recent Awakin reading, and particularly, the recent conversation he had with Nipun. Below were my reflections for our local Awakin Circle.] I wanted to...
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imageDec 02: Someone's Smile At the tail end of last night's virtual Awakin Circle in Santa Clara, we were treated to a real-time zoom rendition of one of my favorite songs, "Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe" -- sung by...
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