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Open Volunteer Positions

Landscape Artisan, for Banyan Grove

Our property is filled with lots of potential for outdoor activity. To accomplish this, we would like to engage some landscaping expertise. If you have experience and background in outdoor design,...

Awakin Circle Chef, for Banyan Grove

Once a month, we host an Awakin Circle -- where we sit in silence for an hour, engage in a circle of sharing, and then conclude with a shared meal. If you are available to help cook some or all of...

Event Coordinator, for Banyan Grove

We routinely have many in-person circles, events, retreats and residencies at Banyan Grove. This volunteer position is to help coordinate various strands of the events, align it with the vision of...

Content Scout, for Seeds + Transformation

The role is to look for deep articulations about people, organizations, books or media coverage related to sustainability of the soil and soul.

Awakin Call Biographer, for 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...

KarmaTube Tweeter, for KarmaTube

We are looking for an active Tweeter to help post KarmaTube content on Twitter and keep the community engaged with the portal.

Transcribe Inspiring Conversations and Journeys, for Awakin Call

Help us take our Weekly Awakin Calls, which feature a conversation with a unique guest speaker each week, and edit it into a transcript (with some context about the topic), so it can be shared...

Translate Awakin Wisdom Readings, for Awakin Wisdom Readings

Weekly readings are often translated in other languages like Hindi. If you are proficient in another language, and are able to translate few paragraphs every week, please let us know and we would...

Good News Scout, for Open Good/Positive History

We are looking for a volunteer who can help us build up a database of good news. It will requires researching stories on particular day, writing a couple sentence description summary, and adding...

Copy Editor, for Awakin Calls

After each call, we post an edited transcript. This blog post has the potential to spread quite far, from ServiceSpace blog to DailyGood.org, so we would like to have them reviewed by a copy...

Upcoming Events

Awakin Meditation Gatherings

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 Forest 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: Maya Soetoro-Ng Kevin Hancock Ron Epstein

Karma Kitchen Sundays

Imagine a volunteer-run restaurant where all guests pay forward for people after them. While frequency is different at different locations, you can volunteer any week.

WHERE: Berkeley Washington DC Chicago Hayward Tokyo ...

Poetry Circle, Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Awakin Oakland, Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Using a streamlined, Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Awakin Circle in Hue, Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Awakin with Sri M (in Berkeley), Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Awakin Circle - San Francisco, Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Awakin Pune (Kothrud), Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Awakin Circle in Nigdi (Pune), Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Awakin Circle Central Marin, Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Awakin Circle - Seattle, Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin Circle, Santa Clara, Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin Thimpu, Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin Cuffe Parade (Mondays) , Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin Belapur (Wednesdays), Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Meditation This Wednesday, Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin Circle @ Urban Ashram, Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Awakin London (Camden), Wed, Aug 29, 2018
Re-love-ution Retreat!, Fri, Sep 7, 2018
Awakin Circle - Lisboa, Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Awakin Circle, Banyan Grove, Sun, Oct 7, 2018

Volunteer Reflections

imageAug 12: "I Have Enough" - Sung By Children! Since last month, I've been working full-time in a school at Auroville, co-learning with 10-12 year old children. It's been very enriching to witness how sponteously children express love,...
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imageAug 11: Beautiful Comment Received From A New ... Beautiful comment received from a new KindSpringer today: "Thank you so much! I think this is going to be a good place for me.I feel surrounded by kind ,loving people already! May you walk gently...
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imageAug 12: Laddership News: Perfect Imperfect This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. This month's stories bring to heart the perfection in our imperfection. In a lively and amusing call, Bonnie Rose...
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imageAug 03: Intelligence Of The Heart Two talks on engaging the intelligence of the heart ...
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imageAug 12: I've Been Providing A Room In ... I've been providing a room in my house lately for visitors to our area as a short term place to stay in. I didn't have to advertise, just as soon as I was open to it being rented in that...
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imageAug 14: The Light In Your Heart And The Way Back Home Last Sunday, a Chinese lady at the Palo Alto farmer's market stopped me and shared about an upcoming play. I was surprised to read the content -- they were touching stories about values from...
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imageAug 03: Toward A New Conception Of God "Every human being is born with an intrinsic yearning to understand, to contact and, eventually, to serve something higher in ourselves and in the universe. Plato calls this yearning eros. It...
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imageAug 04: Kindful Kids: Gardening With Kids This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Gardening with Kids. Take a look."The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not...
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imageAug 05: Maitri Tune By Rebecca Lawrence This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Rebecca Lawrence: Together As One.
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imageAug 05: Stopping The War This week's Awakin reading is by Jack Kornfield titled 'Stopping The War': The purpose of a spiritual discipline is to give us a way to stop the war, not by our force of will, but...
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