I'm joining Service Space because ... Losing my sense of "self" through service is what inspires me to dig deeper and serve more. The people in this space, through their incredible acts of service, are a huge source of inspiration for my own service journey!
A good day to me is when ... I can touch someone's life, in some small way, and make them smile from within :)
My hero in life is ...All the people around the world doing small acts of goodness, right where they are right now. Because ultimately, it is these small acts that together will change the world.
My favorite book is ...Journey books like Siddhartha and Tuesdays with Morrie, Books on raising mindful children like Raising Happiness and books about going within like The Power of Now
One thing I'm grateful for is ... When I can tap into that place, deep inside of me, from which I can do things with a pure heart.
Dec 03, 2020, 1 comments, 6 smiles "I once asked a bird, 'How is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness?' The bird responded, 'Love lifts me.'" - Hafiz In the midst of a global pandemic and lockdown in London, 31 noble friends opened their hearts and their complete beings by immersing themselves in a reflective process together during a 5-day Virtual Retreat. What a joy it was to serve as mirrors for each other's journeys through these 5 days, to bear witness to the reflections, insights and shifts that were unfolding organically, offering words of encouragement and support to our noble friends along the way. The final "Live Retreat" Day, last Sunday, was a culmination of days of deep inner work we collectively undertook that began at the Opening Circle, as we embarked on "A Journey Together", a pilgrimage without any seeking. Krishnamurti's words offered an open invitation to dive into our hearts: "If we could take ... Read Full Story
Aug 12, 2019 Aug/Sept 2019 - London Update You're invited to join Awakin Circles in Brighton and Shoreditch this month and all other locations will resume from September. In this update, we offer you inspiring articles, interviews, blog posts and more to nourish your journey. Awakin Circles: Brighton, Shoreditch, Harrow, Pimlico and Mill Hill Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with a home-cooked vegetarian dinner together. Wednesday, Aug 14th at 7:15pm (Brighton) (RSVP link) Thursday, Aug 22nd at 7:00pm (Shoreditch, Central London) Wednesday, Sept 11th at 7:00pm (Harrow, Northwest London) Wednesday, Sept 18th at 7:00pm (Pimlico, Central London) Thursday, Sept 26th at 7:00pm (Mill Hill, North London) To RSVP, visit Awakin London and use the drop-down box in the top right corner to select a date/location. Seeds of Inspiration ... Read Full Story
Jul 24, 2019 August 2019 - London Update We are taking a collective pause this month in London as the hosts and many others are traveling, preparing for family weddings, going on silent meditation retreats and taking time to slow down and reconnect with friends, family and themselves :) London gatherings will resume again in September and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Awakin Circles! In this update below, we offer you loads of inspiring articles, interviews, blog posts and more to nourish your journey as you recharge and reconnect this month too! Awakin Circles: Brighton, Harrow, Pimlico and Mill Hill Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with a home-cooked vegetarian dinner together. Wednesday, Aug 14th at 7:15pm (Brighton) (RSVP link) Wednesday, Sept 11th at 7:00pm (Harrow, Northwest London) Wednesday, Sept ... Read Full Story
Jul 12, 2019, 16 smiles [At our last retreat last month, with Jin Wei and Nipun, one of the first-time participants shared a candid reflection to the tune of, "I've been meditating for 20 years, but to be honest, I've never been to a retreat like this. I'm not sure what will come out of it." A few hours after returning home, she sent along this thoughtful reflection.] Dear Trishna, Just a quick note to, again, say thank you for hosting the recent retreat at your lovely home. It has taken me some time to fully digest and appreciate what the event was truly about, and the energetic uplift it has left behind. It’s such a fantastic idea -- and now I can see it more clearly -- to have so many spiritual seekers to just sit down together for a day and share what they needed to share, from the heart. Even if we never ... Read Full Story
Jul 09, 2019, 1 comments, 2 smiles July 2019 - London Gatherings We hope you've found some time to embrace the beautiful sunshine in London! Looking forward to seeing you at Awakin Circles this month before many of us take a collective pause in August to travel, be with friends and family, go on silent meditation retreats and more, and then resume again with gatherings in September. Awakin Circles: Shoreditch, Pimlico and Brighton Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with a home-cooked vegetarian dinner together. Friday, July 12th at 7:00pm (Shoreditch, Central London) **New Location** Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00pm (Pimlico, Central London) Wednesday, July 17th at 7:15pm (Brighton) RSVP link To RSVP, visit Awakin London and use the drop-down box in the top right corner to select ... Read Full Story
Jun 29, 2019, 1 comments, 11 smiles July 2019 - London Gatherings We've had a river of inspiration flowing through London these past few weeks with Nimo in town with the Jai Jagat family followed by Nipun and Jin-Wei, who just wrapped up an incredibly inspiring 4-day visit! The One-Day Retreat was filled with inspiration as we collectively explored building bridges between hearts and we were delighted to welcome a surprise guest to the Awakin Circle in Harrow alongside Nipun and Jin-Wei -- Rajmohan Gandhi, one of Mahatma Gandhi's grandsons, who happened to be in London and joined the Awakin Circle on Monday evening, which was a blessing and honour. More on all of these gatherings here below! Awakin Circles: Mill Hill, Shoreditch, Pimlico and Brighton Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with ... Read Full Story
Jun 26, 2019, 16 smiles Nipun and Jin-Wei's latest visit to London last week offered us yet another wonderful opportunity to come together for a One-Day Retreat, where we collectively explored the theme Building Bridges in Times of Disconnection. Around 55 changemakers came together at our home in Pimlico from places near and far including Paris, Vienna, Australia, India, Brighton, Hertfordshire, Chippenham and all over London, to plant seeds of goodness in our hearts and co-create a more kind, compassionate and generous world by being the change we wish to see. This was the first of several gatherings planned for Nipun and Jin-Wei's visit and seeded many beautiful ripples over the course of the day. "Understanding is the bridge between two minds; love is the bridge between two souls." -- Matshona Dhliwayo Building Bridges with Love Jane and Kelly welcomed everyone into the space with their warm hugs and heart garlands as we circled up for 30 minutes ... Read Full Story
May 21, 2019, 1 comments, 5 smiles May/June 2019 - London Gatherings Following on from last month's Kindful Kids Circle, which you can read all about in this blog "Empathy Begins at Home", the next couple of months are filled with more to look forward to! In addition to weekly Awakin Circles, we'll be welcoming inspiring guests from India and California! Nimo and the Jai Jagat family will be arriving from the Gandhi Ashram in India and you're invited to join a hands-on volunteering activity on June 15th and to watch their dance drama show on June 16th. A few days later, we'll welcome back Nipun Mehta the founder of ServiceSpace, for a few days filled with inspiration from June 22nd-24th. We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming gatherings! Awakin Circles: Harrow, Pimlico, Mill Hill, Shoreditch Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle ... Read Full Story
May 12, 2019, 1 comments, 7 smiles “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” -- Alfred Adler Following our first two Kindful Kids Circles last year on kindness and gratitude, we recently hosted our third Kindful Kids Circle in London on Sunday, April 28th, when around 30 parents and children came together to explore the theme "Empathy Begins at Home". It was an amazing experience to collaborate with two mothers, Ankita and Sonal, who have come to previous circles, as we put our hearts together to design this entire circle completely from scratch including each activity, which was a very involved process :) The ripples of this true labour of love spirit were seen in how beautifully the circle unfolded and the depth of reflections shared and also to hear about how it was such a meaningful the experience for each family who participated ... Read Full Story
Apr 29, 2019, 2 smiles May 2019 - London Gatherings Last Sunday, 30 parents and children gathered to explore how we can be more empathetic towards each other at home, at school and everywhere we go. The highlight of the afternoon was developing our own empathy skits with a twist -- in order to truly experience walking in someone else's shoes, the kids acted as the parents and the parents acted as the kids! Stay tuned for more stories and photos from this gathering next time and even a few videos of the amazingly empathetic skit performances! :) We look forward to seeing you at Awakin Circles this month and wanted to share with you about an upcoming service opportunity for the entire community to get involved with, alongside Nimo's 17 children from India who are coming to London in June! Awakin Circles: Harrow, Pimlico, Mill Hill, Shoreditch Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around ... Read Full Story