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Awakin Call With Bob Sadler

Sep 13, 2014, 1 comments, 2 smiles This is a transcript of the call with Bob Sadler which took place on August 16th, 2014. For more information on Bob or to listen to the conversation, click here: http://www.awakin.org/forest/index.php?pg=guest&cid=164. This call was moderated by Bela. Bela: Could you share a little bit about your first experiences with photography? It seems like you had carried your camera out there to Vietnam when you went to serve (in the war). What really prompted you to take that up and capture what was happening around you? Bob: Well, I was very young - just about 20 years old – and had not seen much of the world. Suddenly, I found myself halfway around the globe in very different place and I was just awestruck by the beauty of that country and very quickly I decided I would get a camera. So I went to the local exchange and talked to the guy behind ... Read Full Story

Betty Peck And Anna Rainville: Bringing The Gift Of

Jan 21, 2014, 2 smiles The following is the transcript of a conversation that took place on December 21, 2013, in which Anne Veh speaks with her kindergarten teacher Betty Peck, and Betty's daughter Anna, about Oak Street School and brings to life a trove of stories about the kindergarten Betty started and ran, and how it touched the lives of and planted seeds within all her students. Anne: Hello and welcome to everyone today on the call. It’s such a joy to be with you and I just want to thank you for that beautiful circle of sharing. This is a beautiful opportunity for us all to connect from our hearts and I’m just so glad to be able to introduce Betty Peck and Anna Rainville. As many of you may know, Betty Peck was my beloved kindergarten teacher many years ago and it wasn't until 45-46 years later that I actually reconnected with Betty. ... Read Full Story

Matt Kowalski On Service As A Vocation

Nov 25, 2013, 1 comments, 7 smiles What a conversation this was! Matt Kowalski talks about how he went from being a homeless drug addict to a recovery coach and serial giver. Never a dull moment. You can also listen to the actual conversation. Birju: Matt, thank you for your presence today. Matt: Thank you, Birju, and thank you Kanchan and to your whole community. Birju: To give you some background, Matt is coming from a variety of sharp turns in life. After running away from home at the age of 15, he spent nearly 3 decades struggling with an addiction and even homelessness and in 1998, at the age of 42, Matt dramatically shifted his life. He's now been offering himself as a vessel of service. He does that through art & writing, coaching and small daily acts of love, all of which we'd love to dive further into. Just to get us started, Matt, can you share a ... Read Full Story

Transcript Of Awakin Call With Quaglia

Oct 22, 2013, 5 comments, 6 smiles An artist once said, "I am a reflection of my community." We had a beautiful conversation with Quaglia on September 21. Quaglia is deeply connected to Damanhur, which is a spiritual eco community in Italy. In this conversation, she shares stories and reflections that took her to Damanhur and beyond..... Transcript of Awakin call with Quaglia on 9/21/13 Bela: I think I wanted to start the conversation with a little bit of context to the callers. As much as I read about Damanhur online, I am still trying to grasp all of its magnificence. I am sure you get this question a lot, like what is it? So, how do you usually describe it to someone who has never heard of it before? Quaglia: Damanhur is a spiritual eco community in northern Italy with thousand citizen members worldwide and it is a living dream, a laboratory, an experimentation field for the future of humanity, it has won awards, national awards for sustainability ... Read Full Story

Quote From Aryae After KK Yesterday!

Oct 02, 2013, 11 smiles Longtime activist, movement builder and ServiceSpace friend -- Aryae visited Karma Kitchen for the first time last weekend, and wrote a beautiful blog entry. "The people in this room don’t feel like strangers; we feel like a big, global family."