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Finalists Named for Blogisattva Awards

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The Blogisattva Awards are kind of like Christmas for us Buddhist bloggers. Originally started by Tom Armstrong, these awards have been given out over the past several years and have really helped to build a sense of  sangha among Buddhist bloggers, as well as brought more awareness of their work to the larger community.

I am honored and humbled to be included in the lists of finalists, a list that includes some of my favorite writers like Genju, James Ford, Marguerite Manteau-Rao, Nathan Thompson, and Marnie Louise Froberg. You can view the complete lists of nominees here. The “winners” will be named tomorrow, December 12, but in my book, they are all winners!

(To me, the one glaring omission was not including Katie Loncke’s excellent blog in the list — I hope that she will be recognized next year and in the meantime I encourage you to take a look at her writing, which is consistently thought-provoking and heartfelt.)

A very big thank you to the team that administered this year’s awards: Nate DeMontigny from Precious Metal, Kyle Lovett from The Reformed Buddhist, and Anoki Casey of Buddha Badges who will always be my favorite graphic designer.

About Maia

I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s. As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi. I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.

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  1. Hi Maia, I’m getting caught up on Jizo Chronicles (was still in Nicaragua when this was posted), and just want to say congratulations for being recognized, thanked, and celebrated by peers and friends with this award!

    And a big major thank you for the shout-out here. As a total newcomer to the Buddhist blog scene, I think calling my absence from the list a “glaring omission” is hilarious! 🙂 But much (and humbly) appreciated, coming from you. Now that I’m leaving my job and will be going to school full-time again, I’m so excited read this site, and the other great ones you mention, more consistently.

    Particularly in view of the precariousness of net neutrality, I really marvel at the cybercommunities, sharing of information, and genuine connection that have already taken shape online. Very precious, and something to be grateful for, even (or especially!) in their transience.

    Thanks again for your dope inspiration.




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