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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 to bring rigor and social engagement to contemplative thought.

How to Help

Join the Newsletter, Donate, Submit Papers

 

Bodhi: Social Sangha

Description and Mission

Bodhi is a Facebook group. From Rianne, group creator: “I’ve recently moved away from the big city and found myself lacking a sangha. I miss having people around to talk about the dharma and realized I might not be the only one.

I’ve created this group in hopes of bringing people together and sharing sanity and kindness on Facebook.”

Consistency with Ziji

“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.” Meditation is central to this effort, and the Bodhi project aims to cultivate a community and network of support for meditation and contemplative study, even for people in isolated places.

How to Help

Request Membership

Large Organizations

ACLU (United States)

Description and Mission

The ACLU’s mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States,” which it does by litigation, lobbying, and community organizing.

Consistency with Ziji

“The Ziji Collective commits to honoring the unconditional worthiness of all beings.” One way to do this in the United States is to ensure that their Constitutional rights are actively protected.

How to Help

From ACLU website: Become a Member, Take Action, Donate