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In 1959 John F. Kennedy saw a world in crisis and said the following:
Although others have since questioned this translation of the Chinese (see Wikipedia), the idea of crisis as “danger + opportunity” remains an important idea for us today.
As synchronicity would have it, two special thought leaders have shown up at this time to engage our community in global conversations about responding to a world in crisis today.
The first conversation was with evolutionary biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris, whom I had the honor of interviewing on last Saturday’s Global Awakin Call. You can listen listen to the call, read the transcript, and/or see a seven-minute video of Elisabet summarizing her story of what’s ahead for us and our planet.
The second conversation, in which I invite all OWL & ServiceSpace members and friends to join me, is this Tuesday’s OWL Wisdom Circle 1. First speaker is researcher and author Alan Briskin, co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative, and co-author of The Power of Collective Wisdom. Alan’s decades of work with business, health care, and non-profit organizations around the world — helping then understand and embody the power of collective wisdom — has led him to a deep understanding, vital to our OWL community, of how small groups can change the world.
You can find all the information about these circles, the March 12 Coastside Community Circle, the March Service Space events on our calendar, — and the links to sign-up — below.
And if you have any news, updates or events (see guidelines in the OWL Wisdom Circle Calendar) that you’d like to share with the OWL community, please let me know.
Recording: Feb. 28 Awakin Call with Elizabet Sahtouris
Photo courtesy of Awakin.org.
Evolutionary Biologist, Futurist, Author
Awakin Call Interview with Aryae
Mar. 10 OWL Wisdom Circle 1: How Small Groups Can Change the World
|OWL Wisdom Circle 1
The founding wisdom circle of the OWL community, and an incubator for wisdom circles around the world.
Our purpose: to support a course change for humanity by supporting each other.
|Registration: RSVP for this circle & future ones.
8:20 AM Pacific Time: Zoom check-in, preparing the circle
8:30 AM: Circle begins
10:00 AM: Circle ends
March 12 Coastside Community Circle
March 12: Coastside Community Circle
Neighbors and friends in the Half Moon Bay area sharing time for silence and reflection, connecting with ourselves, each other, our community, and the world. The inspiration comes from Awakin Circles. We share the vision of changing ourselves / changing the world.
Held in El Granada on the 2nd Thursday most months at 6:30 PM, at the home of Aryae and Wendy.
March 7, 14, 21, 28: Global Awakin Call
Global Awakin Calls are a project of ServiceSpace.
They’re held every Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time, by dial-in teleconference, to share insights and inspiration with like-minded people from around the world.
March 11, 18, 25: Silicon Valley Awakin Circle
Awakin Circles are a project of ServiceSpace, which is guided by the vision:
Awakin Silicon Valley is held every Wednesday, 7 – 10 PM. The agenda:
7:00 PM — An hour of silence
8:00 PM — A short reading followed by a circle of sharing
9:00 PM — A vegetarian meal, offered in silence
March 29: Karma Kitchen
Run by volunteers, our meals are cooked and served with love, and offered to the guest as a genuine gift. To complete the full circle of giving and sustain this experiment, guests make contributions in the spirit of pay-it-forward to those who will come after them. In keeping this chain going, the generosity of both guests and volunteers helps to create a future that moves from transaction to trust, from self-oriented isolation to shared commitment, and from fear of scarcity to celebration of abundance.
Karma kitchen in Berkeley is held the last Sunday of every month.