Hello, everyone, and welcome to the official website for The Taizen Organization!

This is an important update regarding the direction and mission of the organization.

We’ve decided to go in a new direction.  This new direction will give more focus to content creation while still offering assistance through education.  We feel this will streamline everything the organization can do while minimizing potential costs, yet leave room for expansion.

The mission we’re aiming for?  This…

The Taizen Organization aims to help in the alleviation of some sufferings by providing benefits to the general public by…

    • Providing freely accessible education and service for Soto Zen Buddhism, including guided meditation and zazen, discussion on the teachings and practices of the Buddha (the Dharma), discussing the teachings of other related figures (Shunryu Suzuki, Dainin Katagiri, Dōgen, among many others), and providing a mindful space for practicing Buddhists and any others interested alike.
    • Providing freely accessible education on information technology, primarily at a consumer level, including new technologies, devices, usage, and basic troubleshooting.
    • Providing freely accessible entertainment and information on video games in presentation.

All of these benefits assist the public by easy access through the Internet by way of content creation. This includes using online platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.

The overall benefits for which we aim are to alleviate suffering through said education, service, and entertainment, providing wisdom, knowledge, and humor.

While we’ve already started broadcasting on Twitch and publishing on YouTube, there’s a lot more to do to really start us off.  With that, we have costs associated with all we need to do to become a fully running non-profit organization.  With that being said, this is where you come in.

We need to raise the money for all the start-up costs. If you’d like to assist us here, you can do so in several ways.

The caveat, however, is that since we aren’t yet a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit yet, we cannot offer tax exemption for your donations.  We are sorry if this posses and inconvenience to you.  Such registration is part of the start-up costs.
… HOWEVER… We are offering your name to be listed as a Founding Donor when the Special Thanks page is built.  We’ll list you by first and last name, or in a variation of which you’d like, or you can opt-out and be one of the numbered anonymous.  Totally up to you.

We greatly appreciate your support, time, generosity, and compassion.  We look forward to being able to fully serve communities everywhere once this hurdle is lept.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please reach us by filling out the contact form to the right or by going to https://contact.taizen.org.

May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous.

    Gassho. 🙏

Hello, everyone, and welcome to The Taizen Organization.

Our mission is to provide IT consultation and support to non-profit organizations and the financially disadvantaged for either reduced fees or for free.

Technology has become an integral of our lives and those who are poor and struggling financially are no exception.  In fact, they need it most in doing what we all do; use our computers, smartphones, tablets, and such for document writing, sharing photos, taking free online courses to expand on skills, finding jobs, attending college or trade classes, using Email and social media to keep in touch with friends and family, and the list goes on.  Often these people, as well as non-profit businesses and organizations, are unable to afford professional help with their devices should they stop working properly or suffer damage.  That is where we plan to come in!  We want to bring quality help and advice from friendly, experienced  IT professionals, through hiring, contracting, and accepting volunteers, at little or no cost (determined by each case’s financial situation) to those in need of it the most.

As a Buddhist based organization, we have chosen this mission as a way to help alleviate the suffering that comes with the stress, frustration, and hardship that comes from the inability to use the tools we’ve grown so accustomed to using in our everyday lives while discouraging attachment to our devices.  Thus, we plan to carry out our mission within the basic principles taught by the Buddha, the Noble Eightfold Path.  For a basic understanding of the Noble Eightfold Path, click or tap here.
That said, anyone doing work with us does not have to be Buddhist.  Expertise and willingness considered, ALL are welcome to help in our mission.  We only ask that you respect this practice as it is an ethical practice.

We are in the process of forming and registering as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We need help with startup costs.  These can climb to a non-refundable amount upwards of about $900.00 for each and every attempt.  We will soon have a method available for those of you who want to help to easily donate to help us start our cause.  Check back soon for further updates.