"Hands, Head, Heart" Retreat: A New Story
On the weekend of Jan 26-27th, as we head into the new year, we are delighted to host a 2-day "Hands, Head, Heart" Retreat at Banyan Grove on the apt theme: A New Story!

This 2-day retreat (Sat @10AM - Sun @5PM) is an opportunity to convene with kindred community in dialogue, action, and reflection as a pathway to "be the change we wish to see in the world".

For this particular gathering, we'll be joined by a few pillars of stories, including a conversation and framing with renowned author and speaker Charles Eisenstein, as well as interactive activities with lifetime educator and storyteller, Brian Conroy.

Along the way, our hope is to deepen our experience of generosity, build deeper ties amongst each other, and reflect on subtle values embedded in our actions and stories. Ultimately, by amplifying the inner transformation element of the service process, our hope is to cultivate a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, isolation to community, and scarcity to abundance. Here are some highlights from our last retreat!

  • Food: Simple vegan meals will be served (Saturday lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch).
  • Accommodations: Participants will stay overnight at Banyan Grove, which has campus guidelines including 5 precepts. Arrival is Saturday between 8:30-9:45AM (optional meditation starts at 9AM) and depart Sunday at 5PM.
  • Other: Like all ServiceSpace offerings, this labor-of-love space is offered entirely as a gift. Various volunteers -- including Laddership pioneer Audrey Lin, Chez Panise chef-intern Hiromi Ui, the former General Counsel in President Obama's White House and Awakin calls anchor Preeta Bansal, and ServiceSpace founder Nipun Mehta will be anchoring the retreat.

If you'd like to join, please (a) RSVP below, (b) submit a pre-retreat questionnaire that we email you, and (c) we'll drop you a note with more details as we get closer!

Thank you for your kinship in co-creating and living into a new story!