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Volunteering at Karma Kitchen (Berkeley)

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  • Taste of Himalayas Restaurant

    1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA (map)

    37.876396 -122.269241

  • Please look for Audrey at the restaurant. She is the volunteer coordinator
  • In the spirit of giving, let's volunteer at the Karma Kitchen where the food present is offered in the truest spirit of giving -- without a price tag!   

    According to past volunteers, this was one of the most memorable experiences.   

    You could help out at the kitchen or as a server.  Delicious lunch will be provided for volunteers.  

    If you are interested in participating in this pay-it-forward movement, AND, to meet some cool people, please register for a volunteer spot at the Karma Kitchen's website directly. 

    Then select "December 18, 2016".

    Please let them know that you are coming with the Personal Development Lovers Meetup group.

    The number of volunteers needed is limited.  Sign up now. 

    If you would like to carpool, please post it at the comment section. 

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    Your event host,


    The Story of The Karma Kitchen

    Karma Kitchen first opened in Berkeley on March 31st 2007, by several volunteers inspired to seed the value of a "gift economy".

    Run by volunteers, our meals are cooked and served with love, and offered to the guest as a genuine gift. To complete the full circle of giving and sustain this experiment, guests make contributions in the spirit of pay-it-forward to those who will come after them. In keeping this chain going, the generosity of both guests and volunteers helps to create a future that moves from transaction to trust, from self-oriented isolation to shared commitment, and from fear of scarcity to celebration of abundance. 

    Most of the workers at Karma Kitchen are freely giving their time to serve others. In the process, they are intentionally cultivating their personal ideals of selflessness, grace, and generosity. In this way, Karma Kitchen is a "school of service" for all of us who work to make the guest experience here happy, nutritional, and satisfying. 

    Our guests bring the giving full circle, by giving in two ways. First, by dining at Karma Kitchen, they provide us the opportunity to serve, which we cherish. Second, they have an opportunity to participate in keeping this pay-it-forward cycle alive by contributing for the next guest after them. 

    I'm reminded of an unforgettable Thanksgiving holiday when the restaurant was a bit slower than usual. Our volunteers were inspired to stretch their generosity muscles outside the four KK walls and did acts of kindness all over the surrounding Berkeley neighborhood.  It was a magical, heart-driven day - and a great lesson in the power of intention and creative service! :)  

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  • Aparajita S.

    It's a little early but wanted to check if anyone carpooling from Palo Alto/ Mountain view

    November 24

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