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A few short items that I hope are of interest to readers of The Jizo Chronicles:

Compassionate Earth Manifesto

Check out this powerful dharma testimony to ‘touching the earth’ from Soto Buddhist priest Shodo Spring, who has devoted her life to activism and practice in service of the planet. I first met Shodo when she joined the “Buddhist Peace Delegation” to Washington DC in 2005. More recently, she was part of the large group that was arrested for civil disobedience in front of the White House in protest of the Tar Sands pipeline last autumn.


Health and Healing for Radical Buddhists: Call for Submissions

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s Turning Wheel magazine (now primarily in a digital incarnation) is seeking submissions “that help us expand our ideas about health and healing beyond ‘the personal journey of healing’ that too often dominates the mainstream spiritual narrative.” Deadline to submit is July 18th. Prose, poetry, photographs, interviews, video, audio, and multi-media are all welcome forms of submissions. For more info, visit


Fall in Love With Your Work

Finally, this is something that’s very much in alignment with the Buddhist principle of right livelihood. I’m launching “Fall in Love With Your Work,” my first e-course this Sunday, July 1st. Register by this Saturday, June 30th, if you’re interested. The course is for anyone who:

* feels “stuck” in their professional life and wants to forge a path toward more meaningful work
* is seeking to feel more passion and meaning in their current job
* is considering starting their own business but needs support to discern if this is the right thing to do, and needs tools to take the next step toward that goal


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. As is sharing the love from your spirit and heart! (An answer to the images message” I enjoyed the write very much, thanks Maia!


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