Moved By Love Retreat: Mar 3-5, 2023

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

As we connect deeper with that spirit of compassion within us, how does that transform us? How does it change the way we look at each other and our relationships? How does it affect the quality of our organizing and impact? In today's world dominated by money, power and fame, how can we manifest the eternal “Law of Love”?

If these questions interest you, join us for this experiential 3-day retreat with change-makers, leaders and everyday heroes from diverse walks of life. We will learn from each other, practice through our actions, engage in transformative dialogues, listen to guest speakers and much more! Hosted in the Gandhian heartland, city of Ahmedabad, we invite you to co-create this sacred field of emergence!

To learn more about our upcoming retreat, please see the below presentation:

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If you'd like to join the retreat, please click on the 'Apply For Retreat' button below and complete the application below (in English or Hindi) and we'll get back to you.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Today's world is designed around cultivating the intelligence of the head and hands, but we have very limited spaces to understand and grow our hearts. If we can tap into the intersection of hands, head and heart and even go a step beyond to lead with our heart's intelligence, we can ignite the "law of love" that Gandhi said would work with just as much precision as the laws that govern gravity and electricity. In this retreat, we aim to collectively ignite that intelligence of heart and reflect on its skilful application for personal and collective transformation.

Simply put, we are a group of ordinary individuals, who come alive in doing small acts of kindness. Volunteers behind this particular retreat have hosted thousands of circles and hundreds of Moved by Love retreats; moreover, they have supported many ServiceSpace projects from Karuna News to Karma Kitchen.

  • Inspiring participants. Lots of great hearts are coming together!
  • Uncommon questions. For quick-fix, binary, either-or answers, we already have Google; we aim to hold questions to lean into its nuances first.
  • Noble Friendships. Our hope is to nurture a rich matrix of friendships among unlikely friends.
  • Gandhi. Being on sacred Gandhian land in Ahmedabad, we hope to tap into vast reservoir of inspiration and practicing Gandhians. (More: Standing Up)
  • Volunteer Run. It's run entirely by volunteers, so there's no solicitation, pitches, agendas. Just practice of love.

A beautiful and serene campus on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, the heartland of Gandhian revolution, will be our home for the retreat. Built by legendary social entrepreneur Ishwar Patel, the space is an architectural blend of activism, work for humanity, spirituality and modernism.

All Moved By Love retreats are offered as a no-strings-attached gift, made possible by gratitude offerings from past alumni. At the end of all retreats, everyone has an opportunity to keep the chain alive and pay it forward with money, time or other expressions of wealth -- for future guests.

Retreat begins on Friday, March 3rd @ 8AM. You can arrive earlier in the day or if you are arriving on 21st, just let us know. :)

Retreat ends at Sunday, March 5th @ 3PM. Most participants will leave during the evening, but in case you need to stay back for the night, we will be happy to arrange that.

Through our time together, we will sit in circles to learn from each other’s experiments and challenges; hear and engage with some innovative speakers across sectors; engage in many group practices that nurture our collective inner transformation. Plenty of opportunities to engage the head, hands and of course the heart. Plus a few surprises!

Over last twelve years, thousands have joined from a wide-ranging backgrounds. Perhaps what brought them together was a simple organizing principle: We are not merely what we do, but who we become by what we do. If you resonate with the notion that inner change and outer change are intrixicably intertwined, and if you are moved to cultivate deep connections with kindred spirits, this retreat will likely speak to you! Beyond that, we'd recommend leaning in your heart's intuition -- more often than not, "heart knows today what the mind will know tomorrow." :)

To facilitate deeper connections, we limit the group size of our gatherings -- and give priority to project initiators who are anchoring local projects in their contexts.

If you have any questions, please contact us anytime. To co-create our sacred field of emergence, we welcome you join us!

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