Cultivating Compassionate Action
Change Yourself, Change the World
Online - Thursday, December 17th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Service is often framed as a way to change the world. Yet, after a lifetime of service, Gandhi’s words of advice weren’t to preach the change or create the change, but rather to "be the change." If we serve in a way that transforms us, it inevitably leads to external impact -- but not the other way around.

In this talk, Nipun Mehta will share his profound personal experiences with such inside-out service, share stories of how global everyday heroes are responding to today's unprecedented challenges with creative compassion, and how such small acts collectively allow for the emergence of new narratives and systems.

Nipun Mehta has a simple but profound mission for life: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart". At age 25 he quit his job to become a "full time volunteer." Nipun then founded ServiceSpace, a global community working at the intersection of technology, volunteerism and gift-economy. 

ServiceSpace's recent pandemic response has showcased the unique beauty of its ecosystem, with a global social movement of community builders cultivating love, nonviolence, selfless service and compassion. Their work has reached millions, attracted thousands of volunteers, and grown into numerous community-based projects.
Nipun was honoured as an "unsung hero of compassion" by the Dalai Lama and President Obama appointed him to a council for addressing poverty and inequality. Yet the core of what strikes anyone who meets him is the way he approaches life: "I want to live simply, love purely, and give fearlessly. That's me."
Date: Thursday, December 17th
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Fees:
$10 plus an act of kindness


Please note, if you purchase the six-webinar series (mentioned and linked above) there is no monetary cost for this webinar, just one act of kindness.

Program information or to request one of a limited number of scholarships: contact Education Coordinator Rosemary Cox, r.cox@sage-ing.org

Each individual participates through a separate webcam-equipped digital device with internet capability (computer, tablet, smartphone) and mic and video cam capability, on a PC, MAC, or Linux platform. A second registrant at the same email address can register as a “guest,” and pay the fee, but must have a separate digital device.