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A Compassionate Warrior’s Heart

A Compassionate Warrior’s Heart

In the wake of the decision to overturn Roe V. Wade in the United States last week, I found myself reflecting upon The Future of American Buddhism conference I attended earlier in the month. Buddhism, much like the ethos of The Pollination Project, is steeped in...

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Working to End Gender-based Violence

Working to End Gender-based Violence

Even as a child growing up in Mtakuja II, Anthony Migeka was aware of gender inequality. At an early age, he saw that girls and women in most African communities were often disregarded and had far fewer privileges than men in almost every area of life. In thinking...

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Thank you TPP Volunteers

Thank you TPP Volunteers

“If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness. By giving that definition of greatness, it...

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Reflections from The Greenhouse

Reflections from The Greenhouse

Over the last six weeks, nearly 50 grassroots volunteer leaders gathered each Tuesday and Thursday morning over Zoom. They were part of our very first cohort of “Greenhouse,” The Pollination Project’s new community and capacity-building effort. Representing 17...

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News From the Resilience & Recovery Fund

News From the Resilience & Recovery Fund

This month, The Pollination Project’s Resilience & Recovery fund will turn two years old. It was born in the early days of the pandemic, conceived out of an understanding of the importance of community-led, grassroots responses to unforeseen emergencies. We...

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Journeying Together

Journeying Together

Dear Friends, I want to thank you for the warm messages I have received from so many of you during this, my first full week as Executive Director of The Pollination Project. It goes without saying that I am deeply humbled and honored to have the immense privilege of...

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Transitions

Transitions

It was nearly ten years ago when I found myself at a crossroads. After years of monastic life - the only world I had known as an adult - I felt a pull in my heart that it was time to move on. I didn’t know what the future held, but I knew that I had grown as much as I...

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