About the Ziji Collective

Back to Wiki Home Vision: Inspired by the Shambhala vision of Enlightened Society, the Ziji Collective operates from the radical view that human beings and society are fundamentally good. We believe a just and peaceful future is possible and are dedicated to making it a reality. Mission: The Ziji Collective gathers, connects, and advocates for inspired young meditators across the globe to promote a society awakened to its nature as resilient, uplifted, wakeful, and kind. Values: The Ziji Collective commits to honoring the unconditional worthiness of all beings regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, race, ethnicity, nationality,…

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Causes, Organizations, and Ways of Engaging

Back to Wiki Home Discussion of organizations and causes consistent with the Ziji vision, mission, and values, and how to engage with them. Sister Organizations The Arrow Description and Mission The Arrow is “A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics,” designed to “explore… the relationship between contemplative practice, politics, and activism.” It offers contemplative and Buddhist thought, generally with sources cited and sometimes peer-reviewed. Consistency with Ziji “The Ziji Collective gathers, connects, and advocates… to promote a society awakened to its nature as resilient, uplifted, wakeful, and kind.” The Arrow proceeds from the same vision, also in the Shambhala tradition, and works…

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Contact Directory

Back to Wiki Home General Email contact@zijicollective.com or zijicollective@gmail.com Inquiries will be forwarded to the relevant party. Working Groups Finance — Danielle Livellara (danielle@daniellelivellara.com) Communications — Annica Crouse (annica.crouse@gmail.com) Expressions — Fred Meyer (fredclaymeyer@gmail.com) Coordination —  Corey Adkins (adkinsbass@gmail.com) Summit Planning — Court Donner (ereiamjh@gmail.com) Regional Contacts US Northeast US West Coast US South Canada Europe South America Mexico Slack In lieu of emails, we use Slack to communicate and organize together. Slack is an organizational application that allows us to connect and share files and ideas! Through this tool we can converse on private and public channels, set up meetings and discussions, and share documents…

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Getting started with your local Ziji Group

Back to Wiki Home Finding a location: This is often seen as the real barrier to starting a local Ziji group. Finding a space to hold it, and all of the complications that brings along with it, how will we collect money to pay for it? Who will do the organization? Etc etc. While you can do this right off the bat there are also some easier simpler solutions that you can look in to. If you have a small group of friends that are interested consider doing a rotation where people host a Ziji evening in their homes, you…

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