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  Our First Virtual Head-Hands-Heart Immersion

Can we organize a virtual retreat to align our Head-Hands-Heart? Would people really participate sincerely? Can an online space facilitate intimate interactions with depth and sacredness? While none of us had clear answers, many of us said “Yes” to the experiment of co-creating our first ‘Moved By Love’ Virtual Immersion. The experience has been so enriching and beautiful that it’s impossible to express it fully in words and yet this is an attempt to share a few gli... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Jun 13, 2020 | permalink

  Startup Service: Life-Transforming Questions For Entrepreneurs

Questions like "Who am I?" and "What is the real purpose of my life?" can evoke a wide spectrum of reflections because we live in the co-presence of two worlds, the inner and outer. Jacob Needleman in his book 'Money and the Meaning of Life' says: "Human being has two natures or aspects: a side that is meant to be engaged in activity in the world, making and doing, having a family, creating, building; the other side has to do with the spiritual, the transcendent, the r... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Feb 17, 2016 | permalink

  Let's Play Kinditude!

Kindness and Gratefulness are like two wings of a bird. Kinditude is a board game that enables parents and teachers to help children flap those wings and learn to soar and spread love everywhere. Kinditude is a cooperative game played with a dice. The "game path" is made of many squares shaped like infinity (the game never ends and everyone is a winner no matter how long you play!). Playing with the help of parents or teachers, children can learn to think, express and reflect ... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Nov 19, 2015 | permalink

  I Am Because We Are

The division between you and me, between the giver and receiver may seem real when we look at the surface level. And then there are moments in our lives when we can experience how deeply interconnected we all are. It’s like seeing things from a macro lens of universal Oneness and realizing “When I don’t know you, I serve you. When I know you, I am you." We had many such experiences during the 2-day retreat for the staff members of Environmental Sanitation Institute (ESI) i... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Oct 26, 2015 | permalink

  Moved By Dwarko-Ji's Love

“Chitta shuddha tari, shatru mitra hoti. Vyaghra he na khaati, sarp taya.” When the ‘mind’ (chitta) is pure, even your enemy will become a friend. Neither will a lion eat you nor will a snake bite you. Compassionate first meeting I can feel the vibrations of love and compassion by just remembering the time spent with Dwarkoji. It was December 2014, Swara and I were in Sarnath for a gathering on ‘Business Beyond Self-Interest’ and on the way back we ... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Feb 19, 2015 | permalink

  An experiment with 'Startup Service'

Startup Service is an initiative for turning your service intention into action. It brings together people from diverse backgrounds and facilitates the process of starting a new project, adding momentum to an existing project, or collaborating with like-hearted participants on emerging projects.   Who should attend? This gathering is meant for anyone who has an entrepreneurial spirit and wants to practice service and generosity for inner transformation. Have you had that one idea at the ... read full story

Posted by Deven Shah on Dec 16, 2013 | permalink