About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I can draw near to Noble Friends

A good day to me is when ... a still mind can be in service

My hero in life is ...anyone who embodies wisdom & compassion

My favorite book is ...Highway Dharma Letters : Two Buddhist Pilgrims Write to Their Teacher

One thing I'm grateful for is ... unconditioned goodness

Our First Retreat In Paris!

Jul 21, 2019, 1 comments, 21 smiles Dear Noble Friends, I want to express my gratitude on behalf of our fabulous French gang for your inspiration! We had a wonderful one-day retreat yesterday! Even this morning, when I woke, I still can't believe that happened. It felt as if were supported by ”invisible hands” to make this day so special for many of the participants! One thing that contains all the magic of the day for me was the weather. All week the meteo forecast said that it's going to rain on Saturday. Even in the morning, the sky was dark. But we decide to trust the serendipity. And all day we had the perfect weather: not hot, not cold. It didn’t rain until we do the Dedication of Merits at the end! It was like the sweet dew of Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Here's some photos :)) With big hugs !

Building Bridges Retreat: Oliver's Reflections

Jun 27, 2019, 8 smiles [A good friend of mine, Oliver, spontaneously decided to join me from Paris for a 4-day trip to London to reconnect with Nipun and Jin-Wei at a One-Day Retreat, a public talk and an Awakin Circle and shared these reflections below from his experience after attending the one-day retreat. It is candidly written as a letter to himself about the day, informing himself about what he could anticipate after he actually experienced the retreat :)] Dear Me before the retreat day, On that day, you participated in your first retreat day with ServiceSpace. You subscribed to the event after a spontaneous decision, when your friend Jasky introduced you the topic. You don’t know it yet, but you will see, this day will be astonishing. As everyday, you will meet wonderful people and you will put a stone forward in the path of your life. On this letter to you, I will tell ... Read Full Story

First Karma Kitchen In Warsaw!

Oct 15, 2018, 1 comments, 13 smiles What a gift to be at the second Karma Kitchen in Poland! One year after our amazing KK in Krakow, Nipun came back to Poland offering his support in Warsaw. Even before the Opening Circle, the volunteers’ enthusiasm can be felt. As we entered the restaurant we already found Isabella vacuuming and welcoming us with her wide smile - which stays on her face all day long. :) As the restaurant opened up, the spirit of generosity was contagious -- Iwona being unstoppable, serving in her big-hearted way, Halinka welcoming all our guest with joy, Maja orchestrating the coffee and drinks (lemonade-cucumber!), Victoria showing great sense of care in everything she did, Natallia quietly filling all the gaps, Piotr offering his stillness and being like an anchor for many of us, Nithy being the maestro of the day, saving all the orders on computer in Polish (he doesn’t even speak Polish!), Edwin ... Read Full Story

My First Awakin Paris !

Nov 12, 2017, 2 comments, 16 smiles While climbing the stairs of the Parisian building, someone called out to me in English with a sweet Indian accent. "Sorry, do you speak English? Are you also going to..." Without even letting him finish I intuitively knew that the person would also participate in Awakin Circle ! Indeed, to gather in one place, people of totally different horizons, in order to share a moment of silence is the magic of an Awakin Circle. As we enter Caroline's apartment, there is a sense of tranquility, and Alexandre remarks, "we feel peaceful already". It is as if, after suffering the noise and visual pollution that is part of everyday Parisian life, we enter into a "bubble"; a temporary refuge. And this bubble is not only spatial, it is also short lived. Elodie, consultant in the energy sector, notes: "it's a good thing, it's like a break in our monotonous week and our daily routine" ... Read Full Story

From Poland To Paris, Ripples Continue On!

Nov 04, 2017, 6 comments, 13 smiles In London and Poland, I had the great joy of being with loving stewards of the ServiceSpace ecosystem. It just continually inspired me to practice giving. And that taught me so big life lessons. Like in Warsaw. While waiting on the subway platform, I noticed an old woman and thought, "Let's try to practice giving". I grabbed a Kinder from my rucksack to offer it to her. As I started to make my way towards her, though, I was flooded with a lot of doubts: "Would she find it suspicious? An Asian looking person in Poland -- will he want something back from me?" And so on. I wasn't prepared. I wasn't 100% sincere and the doubts were probably reflected on my face. Predictably, the world woman smiled and refused. I sheepishly walked away. One of the monks I was traveling with noted, "You know, one time I was at a conference and we wanted ... Read Full Story