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

Work + T: That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief

Mar 24, 2020, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief. All stories this month focus on the specific manifestation of the global challenge we are grappling with - covid-19. We're not all in the same place in how we are metabolizing what is happening. May these offerings support your journey wherever you are.

Nuggets From Bruce Friedrich's Call

Jan 25, 2020, 4 comments, 6 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Bruce Friedrich. Bruce Friedrich is co-founder of The Good Food Institute, a global nonprofit fostering a sustainable, healthy, and just agricultural system by accelerating the production of plant-based and cell-based meat, eggs, and dairy. While earlier working in a homeless shelter as part of the Catholic Worker Movement, a friend gave him a book by a Christian priest that changed his life by helping him realize that “causing pain to an animal is the moral equivalent of causing pain to a human being.” It caused him to become an animal rights activist. Having been "the guy who broke into fashion shows to splatter fake blood on the models wearing fur coats," "he realized at a certain point that his activism wasn’t achieving his goal — getting fewer people to kill, eat and wear animals" and so now is "hoping capitalism ... Read Full Story

Work + T: Financial Bypassing

Jan 22, 2020, 1 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Financial Bypassing. Happy 2020! Grateful for your attention in this new year. Hope the topics for this month support your journey!

Bruce Friedrich: Compassion For All God's Creatures

Jan 22, 2020, 1 comments This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Bruce Friedrich: Compassion For All God's CreaturesReflection questions: Our guest this week was guided by his Catholic faith to embrace compassion for all living beings and to devote his life's work to ending factory farming for animals. What has been your call to impact and compassion, and how does that manifest in your work?

Work + T: The Most Important Leadership Skill Is

Nov 25, 2019, 3 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed The Most Important Leadership Skill Is Radical Self-inquiry. Welcome to this month's Work+Transformation! In this newsletter, we focus on the journey of human transformation from the lens of the business workplace. This month, we have reflections on self-inquiry, leadership capacity, passion, and 'dark' emotions. Wishing you a joyful holiday!

Nuggets From Krish Raval's Call

Oct 19, 2019, 4 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting and Awakin Call with Krish Raval. Krish (Kumar) Raval is the director of Faith in Leadership, a U.K.-based organization creating an inclusive community of public and private leaders working together. Raval is also on the faculty of the University of Cambridge’s School of Divinity. In 2018, Krish was awarded an Order of The British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of England for his tireless dedication to building interfaith communities within the U.K. and for his work in leadership education of public, faith, business and youth leaders. “Faith leadership is the resource for humanizing and reconciling the world we live in,” Krish says. In 1996 Krish also founded Learn to Lead, a leadership program for young people. Through the Faith in Leadership and Learn to Lead programs, Krish has trained over 2,000 people across the UK about respecting differences and bridge-building through active practices ... Read Full Story

Krish Raval: Faith In Leadership

Oct 16, 2019 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Krish Raval: Faith In LeadershipReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that leaders naturally bring their faith to the table, and so the ability to understand and engage with other faith traditions is an essential aspect of leadership in any sector. How has an understanding of faith informed your ability to connect with others?

Work + T: Different Types Of Meditation Change

Sep 26, 2019, 2 smiles This month's 'Work + Transformation' newsletter is themed Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain. Wishing for a joyful fall season for you and yours! This month we highlight the impact of meditation types on the brain, designs to approach tough conversations, growing a participatory culture, and a granular look at emotional intelligence from a professional lens. Hope it's of value!

Buddha Root Farm And Understanding Mahayana Buddhism

Aug 07, 2019, 6 comments, 19 smiles "You have stumbled upon the 5 schools of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism, in the lineage of Master Hua." After the first day of retreat, where I was constantly asking questions, Rev Heng Sure said this to me as a precursor to lots more sharing in the coming days. These were very meaningful days in my life. I recently returned from my first meditation retreat that was not in the SN Goenka tradition. Lots of learnings from this and I thought it would support me to process through writing. The retreat was in the tradition of Rev Heng Sure, who so many have been inspired by in our community. The retreat was their yearly 'Buddha Root Farm' retreat in rural Oregon (the picture above is the path to our campsite). Several folks in our ecosystem have attended before (including my partner!) but it was my first time. Master Hua lecturing in 1975 Master Hua ... Read Full Story

10 Minutes In Lotus

Jul 29, 2019, 6 comments, 20 smiles Building on what Angela just shared, here's a bit more from Pancho today from the migrant community he is in connection with- ------------------------- [I've been taking folks from where they were released to the refugee shelters in la Divina Providencia en el Cañón de los Alacranes. If our intention, as servers of the Universal Love, is to facilitate our collective healing, there's no reason to not bring them from the concentration camp-like conditions directly to the beach and ocean. Sometimes there are ways beyond words in which Nature heals us.] Today I was driving a van to pick up ~60 refugees --in 3 trips--coming out of the CBP detention center, aka the U.S. Border Patrol prison-- sometimes they, who have been flown from Texas, have not had water to drink in 3 days! Unbelievable cruelty... When i first meet these children, they have a lost and sad gaze, an unexplainable wound unfathomable for ... Read Full Story