Conversations with changemakers to inspire deeper awareness and transformative action. We started in the pandemic, and have continued our series. Each offering is co-created by a team of volunteers distributed across the world, in the spirit of service and kinship. That's Awakin. More ...
Politics + Heart
Matthias Strolz is an Austrian politician. He is the founder of the political party NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum and was its first leader and a member of Austria's National Council between 2013 -2018. He has been married to his wife Irene and is the father of three daughters. He has studied political science, international economics, and systemic organisational development in Austria and internationally. Curiously, his deepest inspiration has come in life when one day he spontaneously sparked a coversation with his favourite tree. His intensive, entertaining, and profound conversations with the magical tree revolve around birth and death, time and space, God and religion, politics and the state, money and power, pain and joy, and happiness and lov... Read More »
Awakin Talks is a series of webinars to explore a wide array of compassionate responses to our world today. It is organized around two core ideas. First, intrinsically motivated service creates a deeper social change than pursuing external impact alone. Second, social transformation starts with what we presence in our stories and conversations. We hope to shine the spotlight on pioneering ideas and transformative changemakers.
History: for a couple of decades, people have opened up their living rooms to host "Awakin Circles" around the globe. That eventually led to a virtual global series of sacred conversations called Awakin Calls that has lifted the inner and outer journeys of more than 500 remarkable changemakers around the world. In India, in-person gatherings with guest speakers called "Awakin Talks" spontaneously emerged. As the pandemic hit, Awakin Talks transformed into a virtual series, akin to Awakin Calls, with a focus on the Southeast Asian geography. In Oct 2021, Awakin Talks hosted a 'Law of Love' series with five global leaders.
"We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme." --Gandhi