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Poem On The Joy Of Giving

Nov 21, 2018, 3 smiles A little angel describing giving ...

Yesterday's Awakin Circle In Warsaw

Nov 05, 2018, 4 comments, 14 smiles Following our Awakin Festival last month, we hosted our monthly Awakin Circle yesterday. We were so delighted that half of the 15 people in attendance were new! Together, we enjoyed silence, exploring inspiring reading about conscious relationships, pumpkin cake, Indian Dhal, fruits and hugs! :-) And we discovered a beautiful sentence by the Buddha: “Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”

An Awakin Festival In Warsaw!

Oct 18, 2018, 2 comments, 18 smiles Over the last weekend in Poland, our local Awakin Team planted so many seeds of joy and love in Warsaw. It started with a public talk, then it was followed by a 9-hour Awakin Festival, and then a full-day Karma Kitchen at one of the best vegan restaurants in the city. My heart is still rejoicing with such sweetness and joy, from our days together! Such a blessing beyond words. Below is a photo from last October, after which few of us ended up having a spontaneous conversation at the door. That seed combined with the untiring laddership of monk Jin Wei, we started Awakin Circles in Warsaw. And last couple days, with Nipun's visit, gave us a tremendous opportunity to build on that momentum within our local community. As Jasky, our secret weapon from France, :) said, "The weekend felt like one big lesson in skillful means for reaching hearts, on ... Read Full Story

Our First Awakin Circle In Warsaw!

Jul 31, 2018, 4 comments, 25 smiles [We started hosting Awakin Circles in April, and we are happily continuing. Next month it will already be our 5th Awakin Circle! It so enriching, so nourishing, so heart warming and softening, opening and connecting ... we feel blessed to be the hosts! Since English isn't our first language, it took some time to share, but below is the story of our first Awakin Circle. Thank you, all, for the constant inspiration.] Awakin Circle in Warsaw, 21st of March 2018, Warsaw, Poland Five volunteers were eagerly looking forward to their first Awakin Circle, an evening of meditation and community. Guests have been invited and preparations were going on until the last moment, when we all met at a Buddhist center (KDC Warsaw). Girls set up the table ahead of time: vegan sweets made from coconut and millet, mango mousse, carrot cake, fruits, holy basil rose tea. Everything made with loving hearts in ... Read Full Story