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Here are Harsh, Shubham and Shammi, working on our new house graden. Old compost used at its best. 👌

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These smiles are post dance movement session hosted by Shubham Srivastav yesterday. AhimsaGram's living room had become a place for peace and lightnes at the same time. Shubham guided us gently into movement which turned into dance and music.
Miki Kashtan had recommended for Ahimsagram, that we badly need more feminine energy and since then I am aware that we make a space for that to happen. The works that are needed for women to have ease in our house has been introduced. If we prepare the soil then the plants come up so some things need to happen before and be part of the design. Grateful to all those who have contributed to ahimsagram and the ones who are coming here each day.

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Here is Deva Wankhed From Akola Maharashtra who has a wooden sugarcane pressing machine. 👌😋 Unlike the metal ones it will not have contamination from grease and rust. Its interesting how people are moving in India leaving their homes to new cities. In case any one wants juice from him for a program you can call him. His number is ‭77569 26566‬. Its always fun to find more and more safer foods. #gratitute #life #nvc #vegan #sugercane #sweet #raw #fresh #juice #rising #jaipur #joinhands #love #art #inspiration #healthymood #lifeofseeker #veganlife
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We at Ahimsagram plan to share our learnings through our youtube channel regularly, in the future. Our struggles and celebrations are part of our life and we see them as a learning opportunity. We would appreciate if we hear feedback on this video and any of your own experiences on similar issues.

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AhimsGram is a laboratory on creating processes and systems for collaborative governance and compassionate communication. We are experimenting with Holacracy...
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Here are douglas and danielli from Brazil who were on their bicycle road trip and stayed for a few days at Ahimsagram. 🎋

They were enthusiastic to find where the space needed their gifts and offered to do stuff on their own. 😇

I also enjoyed hearing their feedbacks, where they suggested us to get a TT table, chess, carrom, etc and other sports, or that we need to eat together at the same time for connection and respect to food. 👌

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They made an amazing lunch with lot of veggies and organised our garden on their own. I am glad to see people with intiiative and how they are always a nurturing presence. They are now in Thailand on a road trip and AhimsaGram community wishes best for their journeys.
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#brazil #fun #nvc #holocracy #swaraj #nonvoilentcommunication #fun #ahimsagram #food #Journey #love #life

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This man sits opposite Santokba Hospital on the corner of the road that leads to Janata store and gives amazing hot roasted peanuts. He was sharing how with the Swatch Barat Abiyan he is being stopped from putting his cart.

As we were talking the issue of voice of the people in the governance of our society in our democracy, i realised that we have a say on the people to be elected once in five years and that too with a majority vote, while we don’t have a democracy where pe...ople can voice their opinions and that has an agency in the day to day decision making.

It’s important that we stop confusing election of the leaders as a way to democracy rather than having structures and processes where we can influence the decision or rather are part of the decision making and governance as one of the stakeholder. I think this is a big blindspot we have about our civil society and we need to find ways to change it. One of the ways could be to practice creating structures for collaboration where each voice has its say in its domain and works on the policy based on the vision, mission and aims of the organisation.

This will take lot of work but the first step is to question this democracy which is about people and not having participation and influencing of decision making. I loved the fact that this person participated in the conversation.
Glad to be learning while engaging people on the streets of Jaipur, who are contributing by offering their services and talking about ways to transform our society.

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#sociocracy #holocracy #swraj #ahimsagram #nvc #nonviolentcommunication #compassion #empathy #india

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Meet @Vinayak Agarwal 👦 who was full time committed to Ahimsagram and now often gives part of his time to Ahimsagram. He has been a great support for Miki Kashtan’s 8 day program which happened last month. He was organising rations, helping in the pre prep and prep of the food, reseatching and buying equipments for the kitchen.

😇😋One big thing that we have got is an idli steamer which can make 100 idlis at a time. Vinayak made n number of calls to the suppliers in Gujarat an...d got this special equipment. It was bought by us as it will help in steaming veggies in big quantities. We were also buying it as its made of steel. Now when it came, we saw the the idli plates are made of aluminium. Vinayak is still at it and sending this stuff back to the company and getting the money back and now researching ways to make steel plates.

🙏 We Appreciate that often times when people move out of Ahimsagram they are still connected and engage with us. We see it as an extended Ahimsagram community. He is still supporting when we need any outside and legal jobs to be done.

He is now having an enterprise ‘hungry hitch hiker’ 🍵🍛🍲 and is into catering food. He also is passionate about food and is exploring diverse ways of cooking our foods to meet different needs.

We are grateful for his presence and engagement with Ahimsagram. 🌻🙏

#gratitude #simple #food #happysoul #vegan #veganlife #jaipur #nvc #ahimsagram #volunteer

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Meet Deepanshu 👦and Bibha Lugun 👧 who are making videos 🎥 about our day to day lives and learnings at Ahimsagram.

🍀 I am loving their commitment to their 'work'. There is enough happening and powerful learnings emerging at Ahimsagram, that we can easily absorb around 6 people to just work on our film making part and for which we need better equipment. They are also supported by Rajeev Raj who is deeply passionate about cinema and is kind of mentor to both of them.

Watch out...! 👀 The films 👌 from their editing work will start flowing soon. They are also working on editing the films from miki's 8 day workshop here, so we can see it again and deepen our learnings. I am glad we shot the Miki workshop and also with translation so people can see it again in the future. Look forward to films coming from our work.
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Here is Deva Wankhed From Akola Maharashtra who has a wooden sugarcane pressing machine. 👌😋

Unlike the metal ones it will not have contamination from grease and rust. Its interesting how people are moving in India leaving their homes to new cities.

In case any one wants juice from him for a program you can call him. His number is ‭77569 26566‬. Its always fun to find more and more safer foods.

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No till farming with @Manisha Bairwa, some people in our community our consistent contributors and Manisha is one such member. She is organising walks to farm, taking care of travel and food with care, always trying to find ways to make things better, collecting feedbacks. It was also great to get up in the morning and meet other enthusiastic city farmers and learn with them. Of course the pohe and Herbal tea made by Kumari and Manju didi was also a treat. Look forward to mor...e such events in the city.

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Also there was packaged 'juices' and plastic glasses which some one had picked up on the way before joining us and instead we had a talk on safe and healthy foods. We are Grateful for the openness of those who got this stuff to hear other perspectives.

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#farm #farming #notillfarming #land #reproduce #crop #healthy #healthyland #artist #ecoartist #ngo #vegan #veganlife #govegan #nopreservatives #noplastic #india #nonviolentcommunication #holocracy #learning #experiment #love #harmony #compassion #grace #bliss #worldhealthorganization

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Sunrise at ahimsagram, we are glad to be at our new house from where we can see both sunrise and sunset. 🌅🍀🌄
Thanks to Amarjeet ji who trusted us with sharing her home made with lot of effort. We can now have learning programs where people can come here to learn Nonviolent Communication(NVC) and Holacracy, which is our governance system.

Ahimsagram is a laboratory in finding collaborative ways and structures of running an organisation or enterprise.
Some times its easy and ...some times it seems hopeless.
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Yes we have grown up in the worlds where we have been in control and command structures, which has not just taken our capacity to share honestly, it has also encouraged us to get things done indirectly if we dont like the agreements. Here at Ahimsagram we are led by organisation's clear vision, mission and aims. That is our compass and guides us while making the decisions. During all the challenges its nice to see warm sun and appreciate the beauty and grace of nature. If you want to learn from our experiments, you are welcome to visit us.

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One of our lunches from this week. Ragi Dosa, beet and carrot juice with pulp, coconut chutney, sambhar from Rajeev Raj. Mostly made with Organic ingredients. Planning to offer Ahimsagram Fundraiser Lunches at our space in Jaipur.

Planning to offer AHIMSAGRAM FUNDRAISER LUNCHES soon at Jaipur. An opportunity to enjoy our healhty and organic meals along with our community at our new space in Jaipur and offer us financial support. Our intention is to fundraise to sustain our ...space while offering our gifts to the community.

You will get a vegan meal with a mix of salads, steamed veggies, whole grains, vegetbale juices, desserts made with Jaggery. Its also an opportunity to see our space and know our vision and work.

These lunches are also inspired by the supper club from Lyla FreeChild.

Any takers for it?

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Seems like world is changing. A hospital with a rooftop farm.

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Rooftop kale, peppers, tomatoes and beehives. Learn more: http://wef.ch/2EdLqBR

AhimsaGram is with Darrshna Shokeen and Anita Ghai.

Dear Friends,
We are going to have a new member join Ahimsagram. She is on wheel chair so we have decided to build a ramp to make our space accessible. It will cost Rs. 7,000. We would appreciate if any one of you or from our community would like to contribute to this amount. Even if this person hadn't joined we would like to make our place accessible. Please also share our request to any one who would be willing to support this initiative.
Please share the amount that you... are offering in the comments box so people can track how much we have got and how much more we need and also when we have reached the needed amount so people can stop offering more. Once you share the amount we will write to you so that you can transfer the amount, through paytm, paypal or bank transfer, depending on your ease.
The ramp that we are going to make is inspired by the design that is shared in the pic.

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