Hello, こんにちは, ようこそ, and welcome!

Just a small update regarding my live presence and well-being, and changes to the website and Discord.

Recent Wellness and Live Streams

For the nearly past fortnight, I’ve been experiencing another flare-up of lingering symptoms resulting from my illness to COVID-19 back in January. For those of you who have read my previous posts, followed my social media and Discord, and watched me on Twitch or YouTube, you know this has been ongoing. I won’t go into details again. Suffice it to say this is why I haven’t been streaming live and running reruns lately.

This will pass and, as I’ve stated before, even though I try and adhere to a schedule, I have to play things by ear because of all this. I appreciate your understanding and I’ll be back to broadcasting as soon as possible. 👍

Website and Discord Updates

First, I made updates to this website, https://taizen.org. They regard the Schedule & Events and the new Community pages.

  • Schedule & Events: I wasn’t able to update the calendar that was implemented, so I changed the calendar used (embedded a Google Calendar). There’s a different aesthetic and it shows the broadcast and even schedules a bit differently. The page has also changed a bit to show a little more detail. Check it out by selecting Schedule & Events in the menu or by going to https://schedule.taizen.org.
  • Community: There’s a new community page! It serves as a guide to the various community participation places people can use. It has links to the Discord server, social media, and the Twitch and YouTube channels. Community rules and standards are also listed there. You can select Community in the menu or go to https://community.taizen.org to have a look.

Land Acknowledgement

In addition, I’ve included a land acknowledgement.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, a land acknowledgement is a formal statement which recognizes the sacred and enduring relationship that exists between indigenous peoples and their traditional territories. We recognize this out of respect, honor, appreciation, and gratitude toward those whose land we dwell upon who have been living and working here since time untold.

You may read the land acknowledgement on the website (the Community page, https://community.taizen.org, and the Land Acknowledgement page, https://land.taizen.org) as well as one on the Discord server (#land-acknowledgement), the Twitch channel page (the Land panel), and as a command for the channel’s chatroom bot (!land).

See you all again soon. May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous. Gassho. 🙏