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Dear Friends,

This week, noteworthy change-makers from more than 15+ countries are gathering at the Gandhi Ashram in India to collectively hold deep questions at the intersection of social change and inner transformation. Some of them are influencers whose work has impacted billions, while some are invisible ladders whose "deepcast" efforts are vividly felt by the world -- and all of whom find themselves exploring different social operating systems in response to today's poly-crises.

On Jan 19th and 20th, you are invited to join virtually, live from the Gandhi Ashram: RSVP For 'Stories of Soul Force' Evening

With stories from luminaries, songs by renowned artists, and performances by children at the Gandhi Ashram, we hope to do our bit to elevate the collective field for the planet -- and would love for you to share your blessings as well.

Some of the retreat participants include ... a Japanese investment banker who then spent years chanting in the Himalayas; a Haitian YouTuber with millions of followers who invites strangers on streets to "find their voice"; founder of America's pioneering B Corp movement; a young woman who worked on frontlines of conflict zones and then meditated for 2 years in a remote village of Nepal; tribal leader of an indigenous Native tribe that goes back centuries; spiritual teacher from Ireland who was drawn to Tiruvannamalai and spent 4 years without a single thought or dream, a mother in Colombia who has lovingly hosted 450 guests in her in the last year. Plus CEO of Ashoka Europe, a billionaire from China, a European artist who sang with Celine Dion, a sitarist who trained with Ravi Shankar, a shaper of Europe's Inner Development Goals, chairman of Ygrene Clean Energy Fund, president of Dalai Lama's Mind and Life Institute, venture capitalist from Vietnam, Ivy League's youngest chaplain and many more!

To join us virtually: RSVP For 'Stories of Soul Force' Evening

Vinoba Bhave, Gandhi's successor in India, shared an almost prophetic quote many decades ago:

"To progress, society doesn't need 'leaders' anymore. This doesn't mean that we won't have great men amidst us. I think great men will come and they will be vital for progress of humanity, but they will be so great that they will refuse to take up this position of leadership. [...] When we will all see our role in society as servants, we will all light up the sky together like countless stars on a dark night. Don't think of society as the sky on a full moon night. The moon's harsh light blinds us to the true and humble work of the stars. But on a moonless night, the true servants shine forth, as though they are connected invisibly in this vast and infinite cosmos."

Thank you, all, for being stars.





Over the last few months, in-person ripples have amped up around the globe, with events from Sweden to London, Spain to Dubai, Japan to Harvard! In addition ...

... some visuals from Vietnam, following a compelling 3-day retreat hosted by permaculture farmers.

... some moments from Austria after a moving retreat; plus, a candid interview on compassion and courage, right after Nipun woke up one morning in Vienna :)

... over last two months, we've been also been hosting many gatherings with thousands of people across India -- but the most uncommon one was around AI + Ahimsa. :)

... some smiles from a recent retreat:



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