When: 5th December 2022, Monday, 6:00 PM
What: Awakin Circles
bring together small groups of people in living rooms around the world. In Vadodara, we are so honoured and happy to have Nipun Mehta as our guest speaker. It is through his inspiration we started Awakin circle in Vadodara. What a joy!
- 6:00pm -- Sit together in silence
- 7:00pm -- Circle, Guest reflections, Q&A
- 8:30pm -- Dinner + Hugs
Kindly RSVP below to help us plan dinner accordingly.
About Nipun Mehta:
Most of us are moved by his love and compassion when we meet him. It is an equal honor to know about the work he does. Here is a little short introduction of him that in no way captures the many diverse ways in which he serves the world.
Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace, a global community at the intersection of technology, volunteerism and gift-economy. Most recently, ServiceSpace's pandemic response
has showcased the unique beauty of its global ecosystem. Nipun has catalyzed a global social movement of community builders grounded in their localities and rooted in practices for cultivating love, nonviolence, selfless service, and compassion. The ecosystem has reached millions, attracted thousands of volunteers, and mushroomed into numerous community-based service projects as well as inspiring content portals. ServiceSpace harnesses the collective power of networks and our deeper interconnectedness to create a distributed social movement founded on small, local individual acts of kindness, generosity and service that ignite shifts in individual and collective consciousness. Nipun was honored as an "unsung hero of compassion" by the Dalai Lama, not long before former U.S. President Obama appointed him to a council for addressing poverty and inequality in the US. Tirelessly, he has addressed thousands of gatherings around the world, speaking next to wide-ranging leaders from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to author Elizabeth Gilbert to civil rights legend John Lewis. One of his most formative experiences was a walking pilgrimage across India, with his wife of six months, whose profound lessons also became the subject of his widely-read address at UPenn
commencement. Yet the core of what strikes anyone who meets him is the way his life is an attempt to bring smiles in the world and silence in his heart: "I want to live simply, love purely, and give fearlessly. That's me."
It would be great to have you join us, share a contemplative space of reflection, and plant seeds for co-creating more goodness in the world. To join, simply RSVP below with your email and we'll inform you of the logistics as we get closer.