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".
Sep 06, 2017, 4 comments, 10 smiles "Scaling in time" seems to be a great way to describe, or rather, to be embracing today's circumstances, from political to physical hurricanes. Scaling in time feels as it were rooted in deep spiritual grounds hard to destroy with any storm. People familiar with the facilitation of the growth of soil, know about the cycles of Nature, how seasons hold space for different manifestations of the Web of Life to decay and emerge. For Natural Farmers, scaling in time is an integrated form of being. If we entertain the thought that the seeds of satyagraha (also known as disobeying with Great Love ;-) ) have been planted long time ago and their sprouts have been lovingly cultivated as we speak, it is not surprising to start seeing more and more fruits of that labor of love. Here's where the fresh Cosecha Movement --with its sound (r)evolutionary 14 principles and a 4 ... Read Full Story
Aug 02, 2017, 5 comments, 23 smiles Rumi once said, "A heart filled with Love is like a Phoenix that no cage can imprison.” That is how I felt after spending few powerful days at ServiceSpace retreat last weekend, nourished by all the raw inspiration, joyous playfulness and profound commitment to a new paradigm. In the context of such untiring minds, hearts and wings of the indomitable Phoenix coming together, I'm reminded of this video by dear brother Estas Tonne (whose other music can be received here) ... Here's a loosely-edited transcription of the video in the form of a poem: In a silent space, I hear a voice It whispers...it sings...at times it even cries out like a wave when it breaks on the ocean shore, it falls into pieces of that, which is called "me" Particles of "me", particles of "you", particles of "we" the endless facets of a diamond united in one breath The beat of my heart echoes yours a rhythm that resonates ... Read Full Story
Jan 25, 2017, 1 comments, 15 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