Category Archives: wisdom

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

Posted in Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, kindness, Mindfulness, natural philosophy, nonviolence, soulforce, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Birth of American Music

Produced by Andy Mills and Annie Brown [ 1619 podcast ] 1619 Podcast, emerged on the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American Slavery. A NYTimes collaboration that “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and … Continue reading

Posted in anarchism, Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, Meditation & Music, noncooperation, Peace Army, satyagraha, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ahimsa, Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, kindness, Mindfulness, natural philosophy, nonviolence, soulforce, Uncategorized, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather

by Rachel Naomi Remen Often, when he came to visit, my grandfather would bring me a present. These were never the sorts of things that other people brought, dolls and books and stuffed animals. My dolls and stuffed animals have … Continue reading

Posted in Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, gift-economy, kindness, meditation, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, gift-economy, kindness, meditation, Mindfulness, nonviolence, Peace Army, soulforce, Uncategorized, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Eyes Of God, We’re All Minorities

by Barbara Brown Taylor Krister Stendahl, former dean of Harvard Divinity school, told a reporter shortly before his death in 2008, “In the eyes of God, we are all minorities. That’s a rude awakening for many, who have never come … Continue reading

Posted in ahimsa, Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, kindness, Mindfulness, Peace Army, soulforce, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ahimsa, ARTivism, Awakin Oakland, education, fearlessness, gift-economy, kindness, Meditation & Movie, nonviolence, Peace Army, poetry, satyagraha, Shanti Sena, soulforce, Uncategorized, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ahimsa, anarchism, anarchy, astrobiology, education, fearlessness, gift-economy, kindness, meditation, natural philosophy, nonviolence, Peace Army, satyagraha, science, soulforce, wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakin Oakland, fearlessness, kindness, nonviolence, Peace Army, soulforce, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment

Two Words That Can Change a Life

by Cheryl Rice Is it possible that two words can change someone’s day, someone’s life? What if those same two words could change the world? Well, I’m on a quest to find out – and, with your help, this quest will … Continue reading

Posted in ARTivism, Awakin Oakland, kindness, Mindfulness, natural philosophy, nonviolence, WednesdaysOnTuesdays, wisdom | Tagged | Leave a comment