Hello, everyone, and welcome to the official website for Taizen!
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…
Taizen (perhaps eventually 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. All of these methods are listed between three places…
- Donation: There are several ways to donate directly. https://donate.taizen.org
- Merch: You can purchase merchandise in several ways. https://emporium.taizen.org
- Subscribe or donate cheery bits on the Twitch channel at https://live.taizen.org or https://twitch.tv/taizengaming.
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.