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“I offer you peace, I offer you love, I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty, I hear your need, I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together. For unity and peace.”

– Gandhi ji’s prayer of peace

This year as we celebrate 150th Birth centenary years of Gandhi ji and Kasturba, and 125th Year of Vinoba Bhave, our yearning for Jai Jagat (world as one family) goes stronger. Deep down, our hearts says that a new world is possible. So to be able to listen intuitively to our own hearts, with support from a community of friends on the same path, it never was so urgent than now, to collectively create a field of Maitri (Noble Friendship).

In the spirit of connecting one heart with another, Environmental Sanitation Institute has been working in the field of outer sanitation and inner purification for more than five decades. In this place which we lovingly now call Maitri Space, we have collectively been doing small experiments of love and have held several head-heart-hands retreats. We invite you to join us as we together explore what it means to serve in the field of noble maitri.