Comments Policy

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us through our comments section. We aim for this space to be one that invites genuine wisdom to arise from your own personal experience.

Breathe

With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to take a moment to situate yourself in your mind and body. Are you typing on a computer? A phone? Are you sitting? Standing? Walking? Lying down?

Be Generous and Civil

Please share your comment with us in the spirit of generosity and civility towards the poster and other commenters. For a much more detailed breakdown of how that can manifest, please refer to Daniel Fincke’s Camels With Hammers Civility Pledge. This is an incredible resource for thoughtful reflection on the matter of internet discussions.

Be Yourself

At the same time, one does not need to write like an analytic ethicist to comment here. We welcome a variety of writing styles and thinking styles to comment on the site. The rationalist tone of this paragraph, for example, is one effective means for engaging civilly on the internet; still, writing that is irrational, passionate, abstract, coy, poetic, playful, elusive, allusive, assonant, alliterate, or anything else that comes from a place of genuine engagement and good faith is strongly encouraged.

Right Speech and Moderation

That openness can only be cultivated, though, if every person who leaves a comment commits to practicing with a commitment to right speech. To help us all honor that commitment, the Editorial Team will moderate comments and remove any that do not demonstrate the principles outlined here. Please e-mail zijicollective@gmail.com if you believe that your comment was unfairly deleted.

Take a Moment

Once you have composed your comment, but before you  hit the “post” button, please take another moment to find your body breathing, take a deep breath or two, and post your thought with the aspiration that it may be of benefit to many fellow meditators!

And lastly, to tie a little bow on this with a bit of legalese: the comments that appear on this page are solely the opinion of individual commenters and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Ziji Collective Global Council, Website Editoral Team, or Shambhala International.