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
Sep 12, 2018, 2 comments, 11 smiles Just ran into this video from 2010, the first retreat we held at the Gandhi Ashram, called 'Ekatva' -- oneness. Since that spontaneous emergence, there have been well over a 100 such retreats around the globe, including the most recent Gandhi 3.0 retreat that Zilong wrote about. Anyhow, just wanted to share my gratitude for all the goodness that ripples out into the world ...
Jul 31, 2018, 1 comments, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Building Trust Works. Happy summertime! I'm excited to share these links with you all this month, as the topics are dear to my heart and also more in-depth than traditional weblinks to articles! Wishing you all a wonderful August!
Jun 28, 2018, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Social Innovation From The Inside Out. Welcome and hope you're enjoying your summer! This month we have a bit more depth on the 'how' of the organizational consciousness transformation process. Be well!
Jun 14, 2018, 1 comments, 17 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
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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?