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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: James Fox Jay Coen Gilbert Ashima Goyal

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 Worli (Thursdays) , Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Awakin Oakland, Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Second Awakin Teens Circle, Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Awakin Teens with Arun Dada!, Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Melodious Music For Mindfulness, Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Awakin Circle Hue, Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Awakin Pune (Kothrud), Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Awakin Circle in Nigdi (Pune), Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Awakin Circle Central Marin, Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Awakin Circle Paris, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Thimpu, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Circle, Santa Clara, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Belapur (Wednesdays), Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Meditation This Wednesday, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Circle in Baroda (Akota), Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Circle in Ahmedabad, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Awakin Singapore, Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Awakin London (Shoreditch), Fri, Apr 26, 2019
Deep U Retreat (Intensive), Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Awakin Circle @ Lincoln, Wed, May 1, 2019
Jai-Jagdeesh en concierto, Wed, May 8, 2019
Re-love-ution Retreat!, Fri, Jun 7, 2019
Awakin Circle Hyderabad, Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Pancho Walking Pilgrimage, Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Volunteer Reflections

imageApr 06: Maitri Tune By Beatles This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Beatles: Let It Be.
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imageApr 17: Nipun's Sunday Talk On Flow Excited to have Nipun visit our center for the first time this weekend, on his mom's birthday. :) All are welcome!
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imageApr 08: A Colorful Splash To Chicago's Awakin ... A colorful splash to Chicago's Awakin this March to celebrate Holi/Spring/Renewal!
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imageApr 03: Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: Sustaining Self Through This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: Sustaining Self Through TraumaReflection questions: Our guest this week is a pioneer and foremost expert in the field of trauma exposure...
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imageApr 03: Inspiring Link Awakin Thursday at Patparganj Delhi | ServiceSpace.org Inspired by Awakin Wednesdays and the spirit of community, we gather...
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imageApr 08: My Weekly Meditation Practice That Involves ... My weekly meditation practice that involves crafting a kindness-based poem inspired by a verse of the Tao Te Ching is up to verse 25. For anyone interested, I keep an archive of these at...
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imageApr 06: Kindful Kids: Cultivating Empathy And Compassion In This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in Children. Take a look."Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."...
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imageApr 16: Inspiring Link I believe | Yoav Peck | The Blogs From the blog of Yoav Peck at The Times of Israel
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imageApr 03: Befriending Our Despair: Guidance From Joanna Macy Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 7366 views and 15 comments. "Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep...
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imageApr 04: Phil Cass: Shifting The Healthcare Paradigm Phil Cass is making a difference in Columbus, Ohio. He describes how shocked he was to discover that physicians have become the #1 group of people who commit suicide in the U.S. Working with staff,...
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