Dear readers of The Jizo Chronicles,
As spring turns into summer (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), I want to thank you for your ongoing support. I’m grateful for the chance to connect with so many of you via this medium. There are many people doing bodhisattva work in the world, offering their practice and compassionate action to help alleviate suffering, and I am honored to feature some of their stories here.
I created The Jizo Chronicles a year and a half ago and continue to maintain it and the features here, such as the Calendar of Events, as a labor of love. This site is freely offered as a contribution to the socially engaged Buddhist community (and really to everyone who cares about people, the planet, and mindful/heartfelt social change) and I deeply appreciate your readership.
If you value the content on this blog and the effort I put into it, I’d be grateful if you would consider making a donation. This is the first time I’ve ever asked this, but there are a few expenses involved in maintaining a blog as well as the time that I invest in research and writing, and your support would help.
By making an offering, you have an opportunity to practice the paramita of dana and you get to support a sincere dharma practitioner, particularly as I focus on a student loan debt that I’d like to pay off before I reach 60! (Not an exaggeration–I’m 49 years old and have devoted my life to working in nonprofits, so it’s taking a long time to pay that loan off!)
In the spirit of paying it forward, for the month of June I will give 10% of whatever donations I receive to the good work of the Cambodia AIDS Project.
Here’s the virtual alms bowl, should you feel so inspired. And of course it’s fine if you don’t make a donation at this time… I am grateful to have each and every one of you as readers!
With much gratitude,
maia.duerr [at] gmail [dot] com