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  Recent Interview With Nimojeeee :)

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's a podcast Interview with Nimo ... What does it truly mean to serve and where do we start? In this episode Amisha meets musician and humanitarian Nimesh ‘Nimo’ Patel. Nimo tells the story of his early life, growing up in privilege and enjoying material success. After the horror of 9/11, he began to rethink his direction in life. A call from an old school friend planted a potent seed, which later led him to a brand new adventure. ... read full story

Posted by Audrey Lin on Sep 22, 2019 | permalink

  What I learned through the In-Turnship

Thinking back on our “In-turnship” last month, it’s hard to put in words. The opportunity to visit and spend both structured and unstructured time with such a diverse group of service-hearted people has been a gem of an experience.  Beyond that, just having the chance to dedicate 30 days solely for the purpose of reflecting on my values, practicing them with a sincere group of peers, and asking deeper questions of life has been an enormous blessing.   More... read full story

Posted by Audrey Lin on Mar 24, 2014 | permalink

  A Morning with Kantidada

As part of our 30-day “in-turnship” a group of us have been visiting different elders and friends in the community to learn about their service journeys, perspectives, and life values and philosophies. Last week, we visited Kantidada, a seasoned yet simple sculptor in his late eighties with glowing eyes, electrifying white hair, and an incredible lightness of spirit. Born in Indonesia, he was influenced by the values of Gandhi in his early childhood and moved to Ahmedabad at the a... read full story

Posted by Audrey Lin on Feb 12, 2014 | permalink

  30 Days, 30 Ways: A Fellowship Driven By Inner Transformation

Background At the Gandhi Ashram, we’ve been fortunate to encounter streams of individuals who are “being the change” in their own contexts and ways. On top of that, in the last year, through Awakin gatherings, Seva Cafés and Karma Kitchens, decentralized smile events, and Moved By Love retreats, we’ve noticed more and more people looking for ways to go deeper in inner transformation. 30 Days, 30 Ways is a month-long program for these individuals to witness,... read full story

Posted by Audrey Lin on Jan 6, 2014 | permalink

  Timeless Surat Smiles

It’s neat how time spent in a space of love can expand into a space of timelessness.   This past April, Parag launched a gift economy Wisdom Book Store at his 1200-student IB school. A few months later, they did it again, and kick-started a Week of Kindness. Moved by the spirit and momentum of these spaces, Parag and his wife Mitaben host about 10 of us in Surat for a little over a day, simply to hold and co-create space to share smiles, spread love, and nurture seeds of generosity ... read full story

Posted by Audrey Lin on Dec 4, 2013 | permalink