I'm joining Service Space because ... my purpose to be alive on this Planet is to live in radical joyous shared servanthood to unify humanity.
A good day to me is when ... the awareness of breath removes duality.
My hero in life is ...this portal of love! :-)
My favorite book is ...the book of life (and the perhaps Hind Swaraj).
One thing I'm grateful for is ... we touch the heart of people, specially the so called "opponents".
Jan 25, 2017, 1 comments, 14 smiles "But what if someone comes and robs all your stuff?" It's one of the most common questions kids ask when they come to Casa de Paz and learned that we don't locked the door at all and that, during Spring and Summer, the door is even wide-open most of the time. Yesterday, was not the exception when our local consistent contributor teacher Raj brought again his 5th grade class from the nearby government school. At the beginning many of the kids were expressing their fears about brother Donald deporting them and their families. So there was an extra smell of fear in the air, nothing that a few minutes of receptive silence cannot deal with ;-) In some schools every so often the principal of the school chooses to be "the shadow" of one of the students --following the student everywhere--, and this time it happened to be one of Raj's students. ... Read Full Story
Oct 28, 2016, 5 comments, 25 smiles As water protectors stood their ground in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the police continued their macing, tasering, and beating. In between, the satygrahis prayed. Herds of bison appeared over the hills as they prayed. #Solidarity As I'm getting ready to head to Standing Rock to join a group of satyagrahis who have been there since April, I'm sending you all my love and blessings.
Oct 20, 2016, 1 comments, 16 smiles What a BAAMplex evening last night at the Kindness Temple again, this time with Larry Brilliant! Here's the transcript ot the magical encounter --including the audio!-- and our Jai Jagat photo at the end of the night ... And an excerpt from his talk ... I was invited to the Pentagon for an award, and I was invited to speak about atypical, unusual threats to national security. By that I meant climate change, and pandemics, and hatred, and selfishness. That was pretty strange; I talked on the Armed Forces TV to three point five million marines, and soldiers, and sailors, and then I gave a talk in the Pentagon main auditorium to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all the Department of Defense, and all the Brass. I had a slideshow. The first slide that I showed was that picture of my wife and I in hippie gown and our "magic bus", smoking a joint ... Read Full Story
Oct 10, 2016, 9 smiles Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay! with this (two-week-old) read and this great fresh-from-the-oven BAAMplex! #NoDAPL video direct form #StandingRock--honoring not water protesters but the Water Protectors! #WaterIsLife The gift-ecology is so aligned with Indigenous wisdom. Aho!
Aug 12, 2016, 9 comments, 26 smiles [An excerpt from a letter to brother Moyo, who penned this week's powerful Awakin reading: Reflexions From Death Row and DailyGood.] Last weekend, some of us went to Southern California and attended a couple of the Awakin Circles. Then on Sunday we were invited to a church service. When we were asked to participate in the service, brother Nipun -- one of the two sons whose parents' live at the Kindness Temple -- started by saying that it was the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He reflected that the bombings happened on the 6th and the 9th, and in the two days between, there was a pause. And he said: “It got me thinking that sometimes we have these momentums, even for the most atrocious acts in the world, and if we don’t have that pause in a deep enough way – in a way that interconnects us – ... Read Full Story
Mar 21, 2016, 5 comments, 14 smiles Last Saturday after the meditation prior to the Pollination Project Salon where sister Claudia Bernardi's ARTivism was about to blow our hearts and minds, brother Ari took the lead in that same matter, by sharing a truly Jai Jagat! story, those that once you know about them, our collective mind feels more at peace and deeply recharged with hope for the future and wellbeing of our beloved planetary community. Here it is from brother Ari's own words: "Two weeks ago my wife received an email from our son's 2nd grade teacher that Jonah wasn't doing the pledge of allegiance and that Jonah had asked his teacher if he could speak with him about it. Jonah told Mr. Dern he preferred pledging his allegiance to the Earth. So he and his teacher came up with a different pledge he could say while the rest of the class said the pledge of allegiance. Their conversation ... Read Full Story
Feb 05, 2016, 6 comments, 21 smiles A post on the Gill-Tract/Boycott-Sprouts(Fake)Farmers-Market/ Ohlone-Ceremonies/ Native-American-Women-leadership/ Urban-Farming is long past-due. Together with the nudge I got from an inspector from the smiles-inbox ;-) and the paradigm shift of this story, made me share it right away. Despite the Gill Tract "Wiki Leaks", the voice of local elders, and two sisters locking themselves to a bulldozer last week, Yesterday, a part (~6.5 acres) of the Gill Tract was deeply hurt as massive heavy machinery started to remove thousands of pounds of incredibly rich-black soil. It was painful to witness. As a way to serve the movement to save this piece of land we, in Casa de Paz, volunteered to be on the sidewalk of San Pablo Ave. from 7am to 4pm to start preparing our escalation of satyagraha. Casa de Paz crew's signature is to start and end with receptive silence. So, I put an Earth flag, a couple of banners --one of them that ... Read Full Story