Category Archives: nonviolence

Thirsty for Wonder

by Mirabai Starr Contemplative life flows in a circular pattern: awe provokes introspection, which invokes awe. Maybe you’re making dinner and you step outside to snip chives from the kitchen garden just as the harvest moon is rising over the … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Serious, Get Real

by Minister Michael Beckwith Has anyone ever told you that you take yourself too seriously? Or maybe you remember a past conversation when you confided to a friend, “Oh, he takes himself so seriously that it’s hard to be around … Continue reading

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Lorena, la de pies ligeros | Light-Footed Woman

by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Director) Mediation & Movie Awakin Circle María Lorena Ramirez Hernández lives a pastoral life in Copper Canyon (land of Tarahumaras) except from when she participates in long-distance running competitions. Lorena has own dozens of marathons and … Continue reading

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The World Needs Your Cargo: Kozo Hattori & Sue Cochrane

by Kozo Hattori, Sue Cochrane In July of 2020, beloved ServiceSpace friends Kozo Hattori, and Sue Cochrane, came together for a virtual conversation in the presence of community. Both were navigating stark realities with cancer. Their luminous exchange was threaded with … Continue reading

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Life

by Rabindranath Tagore (Poet) I shall not ever easily forget, My heart shall fill up with life, Even in death, lies hidden That endless life In the lightning and thunder, your flute plays, But that is no ordinary tune, I … Continue reading

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The Eyes Are Useless When the Mind Is Blind

by Carlos Mora Molina We invite you to a very unique evening of Meditation & Mindfulness. Our special guest, Carlos Mora, will guide you on an experiential journey of the senses with Mindfulness techniques he has learned through 20 years … Continue reading

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Tender-Hearted Ones

By Eileen and the In-betweens Lovers & Fighters (lyrics below) You better believe there’s cracks in the cement,Capitalism just came and wentYou better believe there’s cracks in the cement,Patriarchy just came and went This world is for the lovers and … Continue reading

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We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (2020)

by Amy Schatz, Diane Kolyer, Sara Rodriguez (Producers) Meditation & Movie Awakin Circle Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original … Continue reading

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The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

By Robin Wall Kimmerer [As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to … Continue reading

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How Important Is the Truth?

by [Priest] Matthew Fox To grasp what is happening in [the United States of ] America at this time, it might be good to first meditate on Truth. *No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as … Continue reading

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