About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I value having a community with which to practice 'inner work' while engaging in 'outer projects'

A good day to me is when ... I'm breathing :)

My hero in life is ...So many :)

My favorite book is ...So many :)

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Love


Banyan Grove's First Meditation Retreat

Jun 14, 2018, 1 comments, 15 smiles Banyan Grove has begun to offer space for short meditation retreats! Here's a share from a recent participant of a retreat offered to those dedicating their life to the welfare of animals- During just seven days, I learned to breathe again, how to effectively manage stress by responding rather than reacting, to better communicate, appreciate the little things and become more disciplined in my self-care – physical, emotional and spiritual. I learned to be more grateful, more generous, more kind. We walked through breathtaking wooded trails and meditated in peaceful gardens. We ate exquisite fresh local vegan fare and slept in comfort in the warm, cozy home nestled in the trees. We enjoyed fellowship amidst silence and gained an appreciation for reflection and mindful practices. We were richly blessed by the teachings of Buddhist Monk Tashi Nyima and the guidance and care of a loving staff. Since returning, I have found it ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness

May 31, 2018, 4 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn't Work. Good day and hope you're enjoying the unofficial start to summer! This month we share an eclectic bunch of stories, and in one case a whole list of stories :) We hope you enjoy!

Work + T: Consciousness Hacking

Apr 20, 2018, 4 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Consciousness Hacking. Welcome to Work+T! This month you'll find stories on utilizing technology on the path to inner development, the perils of the workplace, and experimental approaches in a couple organizations around community and mindfulness. We hope you find value!

Easter Bowing At Banyan Grove

Apr 03, 2018, 4 comments, 26 smiles Last week, a few folks from Awakin Baroda community went on a sacred site pilgrimage of sorts to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. It is one the most important pilgrim sites for the Sikh community, where hundred thousand people walk in everyday -- and everyone is fed freely as well. Trupti had written: Looking at the untiring minds and hearts of the volunteers in this place, I was awe-struck. Just walking in, volunteers stood with folded hands, requesting our footwear as if we were handing them a bundle of roses. Some offered water, others cleaned the floor, some prayeed. Everyone serves in their own capacity. As we helped chop veggies in the kitchen, we saw how someone would refill our empty baskets, someone would take our chopped veggies, took our waste and delivered it to the cows. It was as if there no space of measuring the "I", and it ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best

Mar 22, 2018, 4 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best. Good day! This month we focus on thought pieces shedding light on self-knowledge through understanding ones tendencies. I would call this a form of 'psychospiritual' development, super valuable in developing within the petri dish of the workplace :) Wishing you a joyful springtime!

Work + T: How Projects Shape Our Personalities

Feb 22, 2018, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed How Projects Shape Our Personalities. Welcome to Work+T! This month covers a range of topics, again all touching on how the inner landscape of development plays a key role in the workplace. Wishing you meaningful projects, no burnout, embodied emotions, allowing for mindful work!

Owen Suilleabhain: Art, Hope And Wholeness In Troubled

Jan 31, 2018, 5 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Owen Suilleabhain: Art, Hope And Wholeness In Troubled TimesReflection questions: In challenging times where have you discovered hope and wholeness? Has there been a time in your life when art offered up an avenue towards transformation and healing, and if so, how?

Work + T: What Self-Awareness Is (and How To Cultivate

Jan 25, 2018, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed What Self-Awareness Is (and How To Cultivate It). Welcome to Work+T! This month, we check out some examples of 'main stream' companies doing decidedly 'unmainstream' things - it's not just the small gems pushing boundaries! And we again dive into the inner landscape as it applies to being at work. Enjoy!

Work + T: Holiday Book Reading

Dec 28, 2017, 1 comments, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Holiday Book Reading. Good day and happy holidays! Wishing your family and lineage peace and joy in this and all seasons :) This month, some pieces by authors of recent books that speak to the motif of this newsletter, we hope you enjoy!

Work + T: Overexposure?

Nov 30, 2017, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Overexposure?. Good day and happy holiday season! This month, we focus on a couple stories asking the question about transformative business and culture practices that leave much to be desired... as well as some possibilities for the next step.