Announcing Ziji Sparks

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Note: We’ve been working hard on this site, with the overall vision of making it a platform for connection between individuals, Ziji groups, and with the world at large. We’re rolling out a lot of specific features that go with that. Last week, Jenny introduced the Ziji Forum, a place for discussion and sharing around a topic. We have a major announcement for next week, too, so please check back in then. And please participate in any way you feel inspired to! It’s wonderful to see you guys on here. Announcing Sparks Sparks is a project to allow us to…

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Ziji Forum: What have you tamed?

In Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa compares invoking the magic of simple perception to a scene from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “Who are you?” asked the little prince, and added, “You are very pretty to look at.” “I am a fox,” the fox said. “Come and play with me,” proposed the little prince. “I am so unhappy.” “I cannot play with you,” the fox said. “I am not tamed.” “Ah! Please excuse me,” said the little prince. But, after some thought, he added: “What does that mean–‘tame’?” And the fox teaches the little prince…

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Interview with Buddhist Author and Teacher Lodro Rinzler

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In this interview, Fred Meyer speaks with Lodro Rinzler, spiritual teacher and author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar and other books, about Lodro’s current projects, inspirations, and hopes for the Ziji Collective. Links The Institute for Compassionate Leadership: Lodro’s online-based compassion and professional training program is now accepting applicants for its March Main Track. The Institute for Compassionate Leadership targets young people who want to help the world, and offers them both compassion and mindfulness training as well as concrete leadership skill-building, through a part-time, primarily online seminar. Life as Celebration: Lodro is co-teaching this May 15-17 retreat…

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Running and My Mind


I haven’t always been a “runner”, but I would call myself one now. I first started running about two years ago to run the Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure. Both my Aunt and a close family friend had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their outlooks were up in the air and friends and family were rallying together to find ways to encourage and support them. I’m not a runner, but I can at least finish 3 miles, right? My mother and I made a pact to finish the race together and raise money for breast cancer…

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