Hello, こんにちは, ようこそ, and welcome!

This is to announce that I will be hosting The 2 & 200 Community Stream and Gift Card Giveaway! It’s a stream that celebrates 2 years online and the 200 follower milestone on Twitch! This will include playing games together and a couple of raffles featuring digital gift cards for online gaming stores as prizes!

Here’s how it’ll work.

Community Switch Gaming

For the entire stream, we will be gaming with anyone who attends, playing together featuring the Nintendo Switch using the Nintendo Switch Online service. Among the titles up for play will be:

All are welcome to participate or watch, as well as chat and be among friends and fellow fans.

Gift Card Giveaway

There are prizes to be won! That’s right! There will be two (that’s right, TWO) raffles during stream for two gaming gift cards, both digital! They are…

  • Nintendo eShop valued at $50.00 (U.S.)
  • Valve Steam valued at $50.00 (U.S.)

During the stream, you’ll use the !raffle command to acquire an entry to win! You can have multiple entries for more chances to win, and you can enter for one, the other, or both raffles.

Continue reading on how this this works.

While you’re in the Twitch channel during the broadcast, you will earn Zen Panda Points (a custom loyalty point). Each raffle entry (using !raffle) costs 15 Zen Panda Points. These points accumulate the longer you’re in the channel while the stream is live as well as other ways. Refer to the chart below.

Live ParticipationZen Panda Points EarnedAdditional Information
Present In Channel5Earned every 5 minutes.
Active In Channel5Chatting. Earned in addition to presence.
Donating/Tipping5Per $1.00 (U.S.) donated. Must be done at https://streamlabs.com/taizenorg.
Following45Worth three (3) raffle entries if spent on !raffle.
Hosting60Worth four (4) raffle entries if spent on !raffle.
Raiding75Worth five (5) raffle entries if spent on !raffle.
Subscribing105Worth seven (7) raffle entries if spent on !raffle.
All Zen Panda Points must be earned while the stream is live. Use !zpp to check or !givezpp to give some to someone else.

Once time is up on a raffle, the entries are tallied. The bot will chose the winner base on acquired entries.

When This All Goes Down

This streaming event will take place on… SUNDAY, JULY 11th, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT (7:00 PM EDT, 4:00 PM PDT) on Twitch (https://twitch.tv/taizenorg)! The first raffle will begin in the middle of the stream with the last raffle ending close to the end of the stream.

But, there’s more good news! You can come to earn Zen Panda Points NOW! Come to the Twitch stream whenever we’re live and accumulate your ZPP for to spend in raffle entries for the big day.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A few more rules and conditions apply for the event.

  • You should be 18 years of age or older to participate in the raffles. Those younger should have parent or guardian permission first.
  • Playing games with the community is not a requirement or condition for raffle entry.
  • If you win a raffle, you must be present and respond in chat when your victory is announced to claim your prize. If not, your victory will be forfeit and a new winner will be drawn.
  • If you win and claim your prize, you will receive your prize via direct message from within Twitch. Be sure you have messages enabled in Twitch.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged, modified, or replaced. All completed claims are final.
  • Any attempt or endeavor in cheating or hacking will result in disqualification from both raffles and possible banishment from the channel.
  • All chat rules for the channel and Discord servers must be abided.
  • In case of an error, please allow ample and reasonable time for rectification.
  • Participating in either raffle, or both, is an agreement to all rules, terms, and conditions.

Come sit and be in the moment with me, start collecting your ZPP (Zen Panda Points) and good luck!

Salutations, こんにちは, ようこそ, and welcome!

As I look to build on the channel and its mission further, I’m looking for volunteers to assist in a couple of ways. These roles I’m looking to fill are not only voluntary but are very important. I’m looking for people who would like to…

  • 🙅 Moderators: Moderate the channel (Twitch, YouTube) during live streams. I could use at least one more volunteer.
  • 🙋 Board Members: Initial board members as necessary to apply as a nonprofit. I need at least two more volunteers.


These roles are very important. Those who wish to volunteer and be considered for such roles MUST…

  • … be familiar to the channel and its community (trusted).
  • … willing to assist in fundraising efforts.
  • … uphold the standards of the channel (and eventually the Organization).

Requirements specific to each role, respectively…

👉 Must do their best to make and be active in every live stream.
👉 Watch for bot driven moderation (bot mods) for anything action they take, review their actions, and act accordingly.
👉 Handle natural queues for running chat commands (running !raidcheer just before raiding another channel, for example).
👉 Being responsive to my requests (banning a viewer, for example).
👉 Ask me if there’s any uncertainty.

Board Members:
👉 Must do their best to make and participate board meetings.
👉 Give careful assessment on all matters and votes.
👉 Practice their memberships with the best interest of the mission.
👉 Being responsive to concerns.
👉 Ask me if there’s any uncertainty.

Preferred, But Not Required

For both roles, these traits are preferred, but not required for now. They are…

  • Having expert knowledge in nonprofit operations.
  • Having expert knowledge in information technology.
  • Having expert knowledge in Buddhism.
  • Having expert knowledge in video games and gaming
  • Being a nonprofit professional.
  • Being an IT professional.
  • Being a practicing Buddhist.
  • Being a professional gamer.


If, after reviewing the requirements, you are interested in volunteering for either or both roles, please do the following…

  1. Read our mission statement, public benefit statement, and operation method. These can be found in the ABOUT page (https://about.taizen.org).
  2. Go to the CONTACT page (https://contact.taizen.org) and fill out the form. For the Inquiry Type, select “Volunteering”. Indicate your interest and share your Twitch handle in your message.

I appreciate your time, consideration, and possible interest in helping the channel in these ways! I look forward to your inquiries.

May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous. 🙏

Salutations, こんにちは, ようこそ, and welcome!

I wanted to make a couple of update announcements. Without further adieu…

New Address Links: taizenorg

First, an update on the address links to Twitch, social media, and such.

As previously stated, I’ve changed my usernames to better fit the mission of my content creation. You will now find that…
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/taizenorg

My social media accounts have also not only followed suit, but they truly are in suit!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/taizenorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/taizenorg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taizenorg

Note that if you’re already following me on any of these, you still are! The username change doesn’t affect you. For the rest of you, consider yourselves informed.

Go to SOCIAL MEDIA (https://social.taizen.org), which is under SUPPORT/CONTRIBUTE, for more information.

There are also changes on accessing the tipping and merch store links associated with StreamLabs and StreamElements. For more information on those, head to DONATE (https://donate.taizen.org) and EMPORIUM (https://emporium.taizen.org), which are under SUPPORT/CONTRIBUTE.

New Merch In The Emporium

Second, there’s new merchandise available in the Teespring store of Taizen’s Swag Emporium! Make sure to visit and check out the new iPhone cases for the iPhone 12 series, zip-up hoodies, fanny packs, accessory bags, and more. Head over to the EMPORIUM (https://emporium.taizen.org) straightaway!

Personal Update

While I’ve been doing my best, I still have symptom flare ups from COVID-19 (primarily coughing spells, some of them debilitating, some headache inducing, most of them exhausting). I’m trying to stick to a steady schedule, but these flare ups don’t allow for it sometimes. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully this will be less and less frequent as my convalescence continues and I’ll soon be broadcasting steadily again.

I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. 🙏

That’s all for now. See you online!
May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous. Gassho. 🙏