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Being with Raghubhai

February 14th, 2012 | No Comments

Bela Shah from US shares her heartfelt volunteer experience with Raghu Bhai in Moved By love, Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time.  But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” (Lila Watson, from Indicorps website) Since […]

The Family Behind EKATVA

February 12th, 2012 | No Comments

Ekatva has been such an organic journey. Each day for the past few years, a family of 7 Staff Members from Gandhi Ashram-based NGO, Manav Sadhna, have made the EKATVA pilgrimage a reality for our 16 children.  Whether supporting and managing the children’s health, education, emotional ups and downs, family relations and problems, and as […]

Muchos Gratitudos

February 11th, 2012 | No Comments

I love my community. Being in contact with Manav Sadhna provides a richness to daily life that complements regular work in a perfect way. There is always something or other going on; a gathering at Seva Cafe, a volunteer visiting from this place, a group to interact with from that. Last month we hosted Teach […]

Smile it forward :)

February 10th, 2012 | 5 Comments

Few days back we were tagged with a big basket of best quality sweets, at least 5 kgs of it. Everyone knows I love sweets and they bring a big smile on my face but co-incidentally this last week I am on a Ayurvedic diet and which means I cannot eat any sweets for at least 2 weeks. It was interesting to […]

Service and Swagyan

February 9th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Question: What do storytellers from South India, a professor from Stanford University and two renowned sages have in common? Answer: Beautiful insights into the role of service in self-realization. We were blessed over the weekend of February 4th to have with us the co-authors of Infinite Vision – Pavithra Mehta and Suchitra Shenoy, a professor with […]

A Special Wednesday

February 9th, 2012 | No Comments

It’s that time of the new year, where we we’re blessed to host one of the most amazing guest speakers – Pavi Mehta. What a way to start the year, with ripples of love and acts of kindness. We began our preparations two weeks before her arrival on Feb 1st. There was so much excitement […]

Alakhno Rotlo- Universal Bread

January 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

A few months ago, a few close friends Jigneshuncle and Bina aunty, had the desire to serve food to our 500 kids at Aashramshala, Vinay Mandir(residential schools) and PTC college( teacher’s training college). We learnt about their selfless spirit of giving while interacting with them. They believed, “Everyone deserves a loaf of bread” and since […]

All things small and beautiful

January 25th, 2012 | No Comments

It was inspiring to go through the photo gallery of a dear friend Chris who is currently serving in Kenya, after spending a year in a leper community in Ahmedabad. I saw little children in an HIV afflicted community in Nairobi wearing little smile pins and paper flowers with words like Truth, Love and Compassion written on them.These […]

Anyone can be gentle. Anyone can give service. Anything can be service.

January 17th, 2012 | No Comments

A day at the Houston Food Bank community kitchen! My special experience with Anand (my brother) over the holiday in loving memory of Ishwar Kaka. We worked for over three and a half hours and packaged over 1100 warm meals for the elderly, veterans, and young children Anand and his friend Scott who came with us, both […]

Nikunj – The Bird Lover

January 16th, 2012 | No Comments

We met Nikunj during one of our trainings. This young not so shy boy struggling to give an introduction was practicing for a presentation we had asked the students to make. During this preparation he told me sir; I want to be able to make good presentations quickly so I can tell people where I […]

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