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Gandhi Center: Awakening Joy in Turbulent Times - A Public Lecture by Nipun Mehta

Gandhi Center: Awakening Joy in Turbulent Times - A Public Lecture by Nipun Mehta

Part of the "The Highway to Healing: Understanding the Ocean of Oneness" symposium, October 3-4, 2022. More information 

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“Negative emotions—the aggregate of stress, sadness, anger, worry and physical pain—reached a record high last year,” wrote the head of Gallup in the Economist this month. Yet, in the natural world, we see that some seeds only sprout in the extreme duress of wildfires. Could new capacities be awakening within us as well? Just as a murmuration of starlings self-organizes into the need of the moment, can we also come together to offer each other resiliency? In America today, 46% say they *always* feel alone. What HighWays of healing might lead us back to that innate joy of being in community and in service to the sacred? Nipun Mehta will share stories of yesterday’s social change giants, today’s everyday heroes, and tomorrow's leaders that might help rekindle our capacity to respond to suffering with profoundly creative acts of compassion.

Nipun Mehta is the founderofservicespace.org, an incubator of projects that support a gift culture. In his mid-twenties, Nipun quit his job to become a “full-time volunteer” and over the last 15 years, his work has reached millions, attracted more than 500 thousand volunteers, and mushroomed into projects like DailyGood, Awaking Circles, and Karma Kitchen. Among his many prestigious accolades, President Obama appointed him on a council for social change and the Dalai Lama recognized him as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion.”

For more information, contact Dr. Veena Howard.

Monday, October 03, 2022


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Dr. Veena Howard

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