Welcome to our official Twitch channel, TaizenGaming (https://twitch.tv/taizengaming). It’s a Buddhist based gaming and content creation video streaming channel with the aim to hold live meditation sessions, discuss Dharma based topics, and, of course, entertain through video games and comical gameplay! Video games from the past, from the Atari 2600 to the Neo-Geo, back in Nintendo’s and Sega’s vintage hay days, as well as various games for the Nintendo Switch are featured (including Switch Online), and along with casual and completionist gameplay that’s regularly presented.

Like many other Twitch channels, we are trying to foster a community of compassion and fun. Things that help us do this, aside from the content of our programming, are the chat within the channel while we’re live and our Discord server specifically for the channel. For more information, please read on.

Twitch.tv (LIVE)

You can view the show live here. To participate in the chat, you will need to go to the Twitch channel, itself, at https://twitch.tv/taizengaming.
When the show is not live, you may see other streamers presenting as we sometimes host other channels.

Click one of the streamers to view their stream!


YouTube

Clips, highlights, and walkthroughs are often placed on the YouTube channel after live broadcasts.


Schedule

The calendar below includes the basic programming schedule.

September 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
August 31, 2020 September 1, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Super Mario Maker 2sday)

September 2, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Information Technology Education and Support)

September 3, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Vintage/Retro Games for Throwback Thursday)

September 4, 2020 September 5, 2020 September 6, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Meditation, Dharma Discussion, Buddhist Education and Study)

September 7, 2020 September 8, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Super Mario Maker 2sday)

September 9, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Information Technology Education and Support)

September 10, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Vintage/Retro Games for Throwback Thursday)

September 11, 2020 September 12, 2020 September 13, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Meditation, Dharma Discussion, Buddhist Education and Study)

September 14, 2020 September 15, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Super Mario Maker 2sday)

September 16, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Information Technology Education and Support)

September 17, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Vintage/Retro Games for Throwback Thursday)

September 18, 2020 September 19, 2020 September 20, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Meditation, Dharma Discussion, Buddhist Education and Study)

September 21, 2020 September 22, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Super Mario Maker 2sday)

September 23, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Information Technology Education and Support)

September 24, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Vintage/Retro Games for Throwback Thursday)

September 25, 2020 September 26, 2020 September 27, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Meditation, Dharma Discussion, Buddhist Education and Study)

September 28, 2020 September 29, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Super Mario Maker 2sday)

September 30, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Information Technology Education and Support)

October 1, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Gaming, Vintage/Retro Games for Throwback Thursday)

October 2, 2020 October 3, 2020 October 4, 2020

6:30 PM: Taizen on Twitch (Meditation, Dharma Discussion, Buddhist Education and Study)


Support Through Donation

You may choose to help financially support monetarily the channel directly in several ways.

  1. Right Here: Simply go to our donate page (https://donate.taizen.org).
  2. Subscribe: You may subscribe monthly to the channel for as little as $4.99 per month. If you are a member of Twitch Prime or Amazon Prime, you are offered a single month’s subscription at no additional cost; this free subscription can be used once per month.
    Subscriptions must be purchased directly from within the Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/taizengaming).
  3. Purchase Bits: You may also purchase what Twitch calls Bits (sometimes called Cheers), which allows participating viewers to donate any amount of money they choose to the streamer and channel in an exciting and interactive way. The normal rate is 100 Bits for every $1.00.
    Bits must be purchased directly from within the Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/taizengaming).
  4. Tip or Donate Directly: You also have the option to donate to the channel directly via Streamlabs. Click or tap here (https://streamlabs.com/taizengaming/tip).
  5. Patreon: You may also donate monthly through Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/taizen_org).

NOTE: Tips made directly to the Twitch channel will be used to pay for operating expenses of the channel and the remainder will be used to fund The Taizen Organization. When referred to as donations, they are considered tips, which means they are not tax deductible and nonrefundable.

Support Through Merch Purchases

The Twitch channel also sells its own merchandise. Everything sold has the Zazen Pixel Panda on it and is made from quality materials.
You can purchase merchandise from:

Profits from merchandise purchases are used to pay for operating expenses of the channel and the remainder will be used to fund The Taizen Organization.

Social Media

The Twitch channel has its own Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Social media is used to update news and information about the Twitch channel, itself, and then some.


Rules for the Twitch Channel Chat

Here are the rules and policies for participation on this Twitch channel, including participation in chat (https://twitch.tv/taizenagaming).  These rules and policies are in place to help cultivate a positive, safe, and friendly experience. Please abide by them with care, courtesy, and diligence.

  1. Intolerance is not tolerated. Statements of prejudice and bigotry (racist, xenophobic, homophobic, etc.) are to be avoided always. This is a zero tolerance policy.
  2. No politics. In the spirit of community, let’s refrain from political discussions.
  3. Be mindful and respectful. Please don’t cut each other down, call others names, or be disrespectful of how one identifies themselves.
  4. No advertising. If you want to promote your Twitch stream within this community, please do so on our Discord server (!discord) where we provide the #promote channel for that purpose. Advertise in #promote on Discord only! Avoid spamming.
  5. Refrain from excessive swearing and overly sexual conversation. This is a family friendly PG-13 stream. Such conversation can be conducted on our Discord server (!discord) in the #shadytree channel.
  6. Parents are responsible for monitoring, moderating, and censoring their children. The broadcaster and moderators here are not babysitters, so please don’t treat them as such.
  7. The broadcaster and moderators have the final word. If you are asked by any of them not to do something, please cease.

Warnings, mutes, and banishments await those who misbehave.

Thank you and, again, welcome. 🙏 Have fun!


Rules for the Discord Server

Here are the rules and policies for participation on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/7nGFUgt). These rules and policies are in place to help cultivate a positive, safe, and friendly environment. Please abide by them with care, courtesy, and diligence.

  1. Intolerance is not tolerated. Statements of prejudice and bigotry (racist, xenophobic, homophobic, etc.) are to be avoided always. This is a zero tolerance policy.
  2. No politics. In the spirit of building community, let’s refrain from political discussions.
  3. Be mindful and respectful. Please don’t cut each other down, call others names, or be disrespectful of how one identifies themselves.
  4. Regarding advertising, we provide the #promote channel for that purpose. Advertise in #promote only! Avoid spamming.
  5. Regarding mature content, including excessive swearing, adult humor, and mildly sexual content, we provide the #shadytree channel for the purpose. Such adult oriented discussions are to be conducted in #shadytree only! The rest of the server is family friendly.
  6. No nudity or pornography. Anywhere. Zero tolerance on this.
  7. Parents are responsible for monitoring, moderating, and censoring their children. The admins and moderators here are not babysitters, so please don’t treat them as such.
  8. Admins and moderators have the final word. If you are asked by any of them not to do something, please cease.

Warnings, mutes, and banishments await those who misbehave. Thank you and, again, welcome. 🙏 Have fun!

Taizen Gaming #1

We are a Twitch Affiliate and, unless otherwise stated, proceeds from the show go toward The Taizen Organization.