Awakin Bucharest, Romania

"Meditation is not a means to an end; there is no end, no arrival; it is a movement in time and out of time. Every system, method, binds thought to time, but choiceless awareness of every thought and feeling, understanding of their motives, their mechanism, allowing them to blossom, is the beginning of meditation." ‑‑J. Krishnamurti

Every week, a few of us come together to sit in silence for an hour, share some aha-moments for the second hour and often have a light meal afterwards. There no teachers, or agendas. Inspired by many others, who have done this for decades, Awakin Circles offer a space to come together and share in a context of stillness, community and service.

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The rough format of the evening goes something like this:

7:00PM   Collective silence for an hour. It is unguided, without any instructions or music. For
first-timers, this primer on meditation may be helpful.

8:00PM   A short reading in English and Romanina, followed by a circle of sharing.

8:30PM   A home-cooked vegetarian meal, offered in silence.

Those who wish to stay afterwards are invited to help with the dishes, and/or arranging the room back.

There is no cost to attend, nor any solicitations; everything is offered as a humble gift and people "pay it forward" to the world in their own ways.

Previous Events

Romanian Smile Cards: A group of volunteers have been serving by weekly translating the Awakin readings in Romanian and one day, they just said, “we need Romanian SMILE cards” and we have then to spread our smiles just like that maybe with some kindness coffees?

Karma Kitchen: Verita School hosts 2 Karma Kitchen events annually where students, teachers, parents, and friends from the community cook and serve a meal offered as a gift. Read about the first Karma Kitchen Bucharest and also the video visually capturing the moments.

GenerosiTREE: Taking to the parks with a kindness mob! One sunny weekend we planted seeds to kindness in the park and then left some “Inspiration To-go” post-its in a school.

Dance for Kindness: Kids and adults come together for the ‘Dance for Kindness’ which is part of the International Annual Dance for Kindness organized by Lifevest Inside Foundation.


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FAQ ...

  • What's the flow? At 7:00PM sharp, an hour of collective silence; at 8:00PM, circle of haring; and at 9:00PM, a shared meal.

  • How many people attend? Serendipity typically brings together 10-30 diverse folks.

  • Do you host other local events? Yes, every quarter we do a group volunteering project and also host a 1-day retreat. Photos from last retreat.

  • I'm not local! You can join another location or perhaps even start your own!

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Thank you!

We are profoundly grateful that our paths have crossed in this sacred way. Please do get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to growing in stillness and service, together.