I'm joining Service Space because ... I feel people in this family are connected to my values. All of you are an inspiration for me. You are being the change and that supports me being it too!!
A good day to me is when ... There are a lot of smiles around me and stillness in my mind
My hero in life is ...Collective: The african Ubuntu, The japanese Moai, The south american Pachamama...
My favorite book is ...The Power of Now, Siddharta, Ebano...
One thing I'm grateful for is ... For breathing, for noble friends, for food and shelter :)
Apr 20, 2018, 1 comments, 8 smiles We have a new spanish newsletter on last months inspiration from our glo-cal ecosystem. Many beautiful reasons to celebrate the spirit of service like the re-emergence of "Güebras" an ancient village tradition where villagers helped eachother on certain tasks, or the weaving between the Byakko movement and local ServiceSpace ecosystems, or the emergence of 'Casa del Bienestar', a recently opened home for the community. :) For spanish readers, but also great with translators ;). Love, Love, Love!
Mar 23, 2018, 3 comments, 16 smiles Recently I visited Auroville, a town dedicated to explore a more integral human development, a town that honors arts, generosity, inner progress, sustainability, intercultural respect, technological progress, beauty, altruistic relationships, philosophical knowledge, alternative education, social innovation and so on ... In my experience, Auroville already manifests an entirely different Development model, oriented towards inner transformation and altruism as the base for human relationships. What started like an improbable dream is now a tangible reality, with many facts that we can already celebrate: Auroville hosts more than 2.500 people, on its path to the planned 50.000. In Auroville, more than 2 million trees have been planted, which turned a barren land into a forest-town. Such reforestation brought another major ecological consequence: the water table has increased (average) more than 4 meters in this last 50 years! This means water for people and for the land, and this is a big issue in ... Read Full Story
Nov 27, 2017, 18 smiles They say you become who you spend time with and I can feel the ServiceSpace local ecosystem is already influencing me in a good way. Probably Buddha was right when he said “Noble friends are 100% of the way”. Cultivating Great Togetherness has been one of the recurrent themes last two weeks. I have been touched by many of the local experiments and especially touched by Fab, Pancho, Anand or the Mehta family… Fab has touched me with his intellect and his knowledge about Yoga, Tantra and many more things. Couple of days ago he facilitated a Yoga day at Banyan Grove and we all had an amazing eye and heart opening experience of Yoga. One of the things that I enjoyed re-listening and learning is that Yoga is not just asanas (physical postures), but an integral practice open to meditation, service, devotion, and knowledge… Sometimes in the west we have ... Read Full Story
Nov 13, 2017, 4 comments, 24 smiles One day in California and I already feel like falling in the ServiceSpace rabbit hole :). So much generosity and love! OMG! I should write a poem to describe the beauty, but maybe I will do that in Spanish hahaha Audrey came to pick me up in the airport with a smile sign written in my mother tongue. She is such a loving person! Then she drove me all the way to Banyan Grove, the new retreat home recently gifted to ServiceSpace! The home where I am going to spend my next month! The place is so magical and already filled with so much love from the local friends. Banyan Grove is in the middle of a beautiful forest with red woods, pine trees, sequoias, maples… a perfect spot to the intention it holds. You don’t have to be futurologist to know that Banyan Grove is going to be a true ... Read Full Story
Oct 03, 2017, 2 comments, 19 smiles We are ready to receive a great gift from life! Khush & Sheetal & Audrey in Spain to spread love???? I can't believe it!!! :) I am sure they will bring so much kind magic to our lives on our days together :), seeing how they are on kindness fire in Poland: Already, more than 20 people have signed up for the weekend re-love-ution retreat :) including some special guests confirmed like Eva (from Casa de Paz!), Susana, recent Manav Sadhna volunteer; Laura, a university teacher from Barcelona; and our own Tiger-bhai! Very special weekend ahead :) Bea is planning a special Awakin Circle, where we hope to hear ServiceSpace stories from our three special guests! :) We plan to visit various spaces, and we are planning to walk the Camino from Burgos to Castrojeriz, a very special village. My parents kindly offer their home for everyone to stay, and the list of blessings is overflowing! More stories coming soon! :)
Sep 11, 2017, 1 comments, 17 smiles Re-love-ution Retreat! 1-2-3 September 2017 Villasur de Herreros Burgos There are so many angles from where we could describe what happened last weekend in Villasur de Herreros, a village near Burgos, in the place of the planet we now call Spain. And so many angels from where to describe it too :). 24 of us gathered with the intention of exploring what Re-love-ution means. What does it mean to live in a gift ecology? What is the service calling of our times? What are the forms of truth that want to emerge nowadays? What does the spirit of gift mean? What questions are we holding in our journey of service to others and inner transformation? The retreat was a magical emergence which came to life through the generosity of many, so many… The house was gifted, the food was gifted, the decoration materials were gifted, all the gifted volunteers gifted their time! So much gifting happy-ning! ... Read Full Story
Jul 27, 2017, 1 comments, 13 smiles Finally! After more than 2 years! My auntie Domi's documentary is out! 100 years of pure energy, joy and vitality! She deserved this gift, which turned to be a gift for many of us :). We love you auntie! I think the video reflects faithfully who you are :). Thank you all who participated and thank you Tiger-bhai for pouring so much love and care in this beautiful project! May you all enjoy it!! (English subtitles available!) :)
Jul 25, 2017, 5 comments, 19 smiles Original link: here! Another magical evening at Karma Kitchen Burgos! Unbelievable! 10 volunteers, more than 40 meals offered, but more than that, the intangible great feeling of offering and receiving so much kindness and magic in many forms :) The Kindness Table was full of various gifts from the community, from personalized candles, to special books, to plants with quotes or chocolates! The invisible previous labor of love from volunteers filled the space with beauty and good intentions! Few people said they couldn't believe how much care they saw in every detail, and yet, not to be asked for anything! It was a very powerful experience for them! Now they want to come and volunteer, and who knows where that goes! :) Few kids came to have dinner with us, and some of them ended up washing dishes at the end! The parents were astonished...They were like: “we have been trying this for years, ... Read Full Story
Jul 06, 2017, 10 comments, 15 smiles Our first Spanish newsletter! It looks better in Gmail but you get the idea. :) #Experimentos de Generosidad #Voluntariado #Cambio Interior #Pequeños Gestos #Más Formas de Riqueza #Círculos #Agroecología #Sostenibilidad #Silencio #Belleza #Liderazgo Facilitador #Amabilidad ¡Amig@s! Aquí un pequeño regalo. Un boletín informativo sobre la primavera y para el verano. Algunos regalos que ya pasaron y otros que vendrán. Hay noticias de todo tipo en el mundo, pero nos interesan las que construyen una realidad más re-love-ucionaria . Aquí una pequeña muestra... GLOBALMENTE, ¡Una de abrazos! Mirad como reaccionó un hombre ante un posible agresor #Amor. Y nos enteramos de que en la capital de Utah en Estados Unidos llevan más de un año entrenando a la policía en la Noviolencia… y tiene sus efectos… Hace unos días, Masami Saionji fundadora de la World Peace Prayer Society entre otras, y lideresa espiritual que con-mueve a miles de personas se sentó en un círculo por primera vez ... Read Full Story