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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: Mandy Catron Greg Tehven Milan Rai

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 ...

Awakin Oakland, Fri, May 25, 2018
Awakin Circle - Ras Al Khaimah, Fri, May 25, 2018
Awakin - Dubai, Sat, May 26, 2018
Awakin Circle - San Francisco, Mon, May 28, 2018
Awakin Circle Central Marin, Tue, May 29, 2018
Awakin Pune (Kothrud), Tue, May 29, 2018
Awakin Circle in Nigdi (Pune), Tue, May 29, 2018
Awakin May, Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Circle Paris, Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Circle, Santa Clara, Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Thimpu, Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Cuffe Parade (Mondays) , Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Belapur (Wednesdays), Wed, May 30, 2018
Meditation This Wednesday, Wed, May 30, 2018
Awakin Circle @ Urban Ashram, Wed, May 30, 2018
Walking Into Stillness, Sun, Jun 3, 2018
Awakin Circle, Banyan Grove, Sun, Jun 3, 2018
Awakin Circle Hyderabad, Sat, Jun 9, 2018
Awakin London (Camden), Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Volunteer Reflections

imageMay 16: Heart March At Mulberry School! Last week, inspired by a recent visit from Nimo, our students embarked on a "Heart ❤️March" -- a walk to spread smiles and kindness around our school neighborhood and community. The...
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imageMay 14: Happy Mother's Day: I Lost My 27 ... Happy Mother's day: I lost my 27 yr old young husband (Nitesh) to cancer 2 months back. I was so devastated and couldn't do anything on Mothers day for 5 mothers in my life. My mom, Mom in...
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imageMay 14: Laddership News: The Webs We Weave This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. May sees the spider furiously spinning in this part of the world, ready to catch the abundant life that has sprung up. This...
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imageMay 09: Chad Harper: Hip Hop Saves Lives This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Chad Harper: Hip Hop Saves LivesReflection questions: Creativity can be so much more than an avenue for self-expression. It can be a life-line and a gateway that...
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imageMay 12: Kindful Kids: The Spirit Of A Mother This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on The Spirit Of A Mother. Take a look."The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She...
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imageMay 16: Shin Terayama: Loving My Cancer This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Shin Terayama: Loving My CancerReflection questions: Our guest this week has tapped into the power to create miracles through love and self-love. Transcending rather...
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imageMay 09: Transforming Teaching And Learning In Higher Education "As a respected educational writer, teacher and activist, Parker J. Palmer shares some powerful thoughts on the current landscape of higher education with regard to pedagogy and practice. Through...
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imageMay 09: The Nomadic Community Gardens Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 4113 views and 8 comments. "In big cities, the streets that people live on are "avenues of anonymity." Modern metropolises breed isolation...
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imageMay 23: Anil Sachdev: Cultivating Inspired, Mindful Business This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Anil Sachdev: Cultivating Inspired, Mindful Business LeadersReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that "business is the vehicle that creates the...
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