Awakin Santa Clara, CA

"It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives." ‑‑Thomas Merton

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To join our virtual circle, just RSVP below as usual, and we'll send you the details by email.

About twenty two years ago, three people decided to sit in silence for an hour, in an everyday Silicon Valley living room. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the door, they left it open ... open to all. The rest, as they say, is history.

Simply put, Wednesday evenings are about sharing. A usual evening flows like this ...

6:30PM   An hour of collective silence; its unguided, without any instructions or music. For
first-timers, this primer on meditation may be helpful.

7:30PM   A short reading (sent out earlier via email), followed by a circle of sharing of "aha" moments from everyday life.

8:30PM   Typically, in person, we would share a vegetarian meal in silence, and those who stay afterwards help ship some Smile Cards. However, with the current restrictions, we all enjoy food in our homes. :)

***Based on Santa Clara County's recommendations, this week's Awakin Circle will be held online. Details here. We invite you to join us virtually!

To join, simply register in the right column and you'll be emailed the details.

There is no charge and no one is expected to bring anything. People organically "pay-it-forward" to the world in their own ways. In fact, over the years, people in over 80 locations around the world have inspired to start their own circles in service to their local communities.

Thousands of folks have attended the gatherings; some offered much, some received much, and all were present with the same heart. It is hard to say how exactly this spontaneous convergence of goodness happens each week, but as hosts, we feel fortunate to have such an opportunity to be of service, and to be home for such sincere and powerful inspiration. Thank you.

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FAQ ...

  • What's the flow? At 6:30PM, an hour of meditation; at 7:30PM, circle of sharing; and at 8:30PM, some informal shares for those who can stay back.

  • How many people attend? Serendipity typically brings together 40-60 diverse folks.

  • What's it like? [Pre pandemic] It varies but folks blog about its ordinariness, the joy of service, and experience of abundance.

  • Are there other such circles? Yes! Lots of them. Explore other locations 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.