Awareness journey: Gandhi 3.0
In spring 2020, dozens of global personalities came together in the special ambience of Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. There was no agenda, no expectations and no significant predefined plans, just a single, shared goal: to develop ideas for a better world, to foster love, mindfulness and compassion in our global society. Some of the attendees arrived on private jets; others did not even have bank accounts to their names. Over the course of the reunion, an eye-level conversation unfolded between internet billionaires, volunteers, Silicon Valley stars and Berkeley professors, during which the participants discussed visions, projects and goals related to love and empathy. Nipun Mehta, a former advisor to Barack Obama and cofounder of ServiceSpace, hosted the event, which, taking place before the big lockdown, would prove almost prophetic.