A Circle of Men

There are two circles. One of about 20 men, who came to participate in this weekend. We call them “initiates.” The other circle is of about 40, of staff, leaders and co-leaders, and men of service (who spend the whole weekend in the kitchen, preparing food and nourishing everybody the whole time). These have participated […]

Through the Fog

Fog. There was fog at the airport when I was leaving Vancouver. There was heavy fog, early in the morning, when I arrived to Delhi and was driving to the guest house where I am staying for the next two weeks, while I teach at the School for Inspired Leadership (SOIL). The next morning, as […]

The End of 14 Years

Even though I moved into my loft in August of 1999, I still remember coming to see it before the purchase. It was big, spacious, bare, with boring white walls, unpainted metal ceiling, primitive and minimal kitchen, polished plywood on the upper floor, and – for some strange reason – the washer and dryer were […]

Just One Question

A room. In it, two long rows of pairs of participants, sitting facing each other. Most of the people are on chairs, yet there are also a few sitting on cushions on the floor. The facilitator and a few assistants are quietly walking around, or pausing near one of the pairs. There is murmur in […]

A New Beginning

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment; we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… and you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” – The Diary of Anne Frank All […]