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"Ziji" is the Tibetan word for the innate, brilliant confidence possessed by all beings. The Ziji Collective is a community inspired by the Shambhala vision of an uplifted human society and dedicated to manifesting that vision in the world through the transformative power of collective action. There are Ziji Collective groups all over the world. Find the closest one to you!

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Ziji Leadership Summit… coming up!

Written by Alex Van Gils on March 23, 2014

Current leaders of Ziji Collective groups from around the world, leaders of young sangha initiatives in Shambhala interested in connecting with the global network that is the Ziji Collective are invited to join together in San Francisco on April 30th, 2014 for the first-ever International Ziji Collective Leadership Summit. Check out this link for more information: Want to connect with other young Shambhala leaders and the Ziji Collective, but don’t think you can make it to San Francisco? Stay tuned to this blog for more information on some live-streaming goodness that will bring the Ziji to you.

Bodhi Cheetah

Written by Rianne Pelleboer on March 23, 2014

Read it, love it, share it; Nothing speaks to the imagination like stories and detailed description of events. With that in mind I started my blog: Bodhi Cheetah. Cheetahs are the fastest mammals on the planet and resemble the society we live in perfectly. We run from one place to the other and in the mean time we send messages and e-mails. While we have dinner with our friends we manage to sneak send an e-mail to our bosses or teachers. We upload a photo of our meal on instagram, write something funny about it on twitter while we talk…

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West Coast Ziji Summit

Written by Alex Van Gils on November 5, 2013

“Building a good human society will take manual labor.” -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle Last month in Los Angeles, California, some intrepid Ziji warriors got started on some of that manual labor—leaders of Ziji Collectives from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Davis, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boulder, and Boston assembled for the first-ever West Coast Ziji Collective Summit. We shared ideas, skills, resources, connections, innovations, parlor games, and dance moves, setting the ground for further collaboration and community. After a festive opening night at Culver City’s very cool City Tavern, the Summit began with a series of presentations: what are…

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