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End-of-Summer Letter to Readers of The Jizo Chronicles

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Dear friends of the Jizo Chronicles,

Happy almost-end-of-summer! (Or end-of-winter, for friends who are in the southern hemisphere.)

I hope the season has been a time of relaxation and nourishment for you. As I mentioned in my last post at the end of July, August has turned out to be quite a busy month for me, particularly with coordinating the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy summer intensive.

It’s been good to have a bit of a break from the blogging world, and at the same time I feel eager to get Jizo back into action again. One of the new features I’m excited about will be a series of interviews with some of the most compelling people in the world of socially engaged Buddhism. The series kicks off later this week with an interview with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi… stay tuned!

And, I thought some of you might be interested in something I’m cooking up in my Good Karma Laboratory (just made that up… not bad, eh?). It’s called Fully Engaged! and it’s a marketing toolkit for small nonprofits.

I’m aware that a number of you are involved with organizations that are doing really amazing work in the world – and you know how important it is to get the word out about what you do and to inspire your supporters to get involved. Fully Engaged! is designed to help you in just that area.

This week only, I’m offering Jizo Chronicles readers a chance to get a 50% advance discount on Fully Engaged! To learn more and sign up for the discount, please take a look here. (Make sure to sign up by this Friday, September 2, because the offer disappears after that). And feel free to share this message with friends who may be interested.

As always, I love to hear from my readers, so feel free to drop me a line [maia [at] fivedirectionsconsulting [dot] com] to let me know what’s going on in your world, and if you have any suggestions or story ideas for the Jizo Chronicles.

May you be well, and I’ll see you soon for a new season of blogging!


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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