Awakin Circles bring together small groups of people in living rooms around the world. It started when three friends got together in an ordinary living room -- to sit in silence together, share personal aha-moments and have a meal together. It was rooted in a simple principle: when you change within, the world changes. More than 26 years later, such circles have now organically rippled to 80+ cities around the globe, including Vienna.
On December 6th, we're delighted to host a circle [in Chennai], with Nipun Mehta (who initiated the first Awakin Circle!). We look forward to co-creating a space of silence and stories together!
Flow for our time together:
6:00pm - Meditation
7:00pm - Stories and inspiration from Nipun and the circle around this beautiful parable Remembering Our Song ...
Reflection questions: How do you relate to the notion of a "noble friend" being someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it? Can you share a personal story of a time someone reminded you of your song? What helps you see beyond the mistakes of others and connect with their song instead?
8:30pm -- Dinner, hugs, and smiles!
You're all invited to join us!
About Nipun: At the age of 25, Nipun Mehta quit his job to become a "full time volunteer." Initially, he embarked on a small experiment called ServiceSpace, to integrate inner transformation and outer service; much to his surprise, though, the ripples spread world-wide and even received appreciation from the likes of Dalai Lama and President Obama. Many moons later, he continues to play boldly -- whether it is with the most cutting-edge AI innovations or a profound walking pilgrimage across India with practically nothing. Still, his life's mission statement stays rather simple: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."
In his true spirit, Nipun recently met a budding filmmaker in an elevator who asked him for an interview. He agreed, and it led to this beautiful clip on 'What Can You Give When You Don't Have Anything?":
We look forward to sharing a contemplative space of reflection, and planting seeds for co-creating more goodness in the world. To join, simply RSVP below and you'll be emailed the details.