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WZM Award

Prayer - Jizo Peace Center

Let us refrain from injuring anyone through our thoughts, words, or deeds. Let us see each person we meet as desiring happiness as we practice compassion toward one another. Let us remember the wisdom children naturally develop when they receive unconditional love for their highest aspirations. We visualize peace for ourselves and for all living beings.

WZM Award for Compassion

The WZM Award for Compassion grants $300 to graduating high school seniors in Southern California who value unselfishness and kindness. These seniors give service in an empowering way to others in the community and may have overcome significant obstacles to success themselves. Click here for the WZM Award for Compassion brochure

Each recipient will be selected by the Jizo Peace Center on the basis of a 500 word essay written by the student on the experience of learning and practicing compassion. High school senior scholarship counselors invite students to participate acknowledging teacher recommendations. The WZM Award is given out at the annual awards ceremony at the individual high schools.

The Jizo Peace Center is willing to partner with community organizations and businesses to match funds towards the award.

The WZM Award for Compassion recognizes the Eastern idea of “crazy wisdom” – of following inner guidance for kindness and openness to others despite what family or friends may say. WZM also stands for Walter – Jizo – Martha, the names of Jizo Peace Center founder Ruth Handy’s parents linked on either side honoring Jizo.

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Parental Consent
All submissions must be accompanied by a Parental Consent Form (Click here for form).
Compassion essays will not be considered by the Jizo Peace Center until this form is completed by a Senior's parents.

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Click here for a 2007 LA Yoga magazine article: Page 1 Page 2

Click here for a 2009 LA Yoga magazine article

Recipients (click the picture below for essay and larger picture):


2017
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May 18, 2017 May 19, 2017 June 6, 2017 June 6, 2017

2016
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May 19, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 19, 2016 June 7, 2016
WZM Award for Compassion      
June 7, 2016      

2015
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May 7, 2015 May 7, 2015 May 7, 2015 May 7, 2015
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May 14, 2015 May 28, 2015    

2014
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 15, 2014
May 29, 2014

2013
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 29, 2013
WZM Award for Compassion
     
June 3, 2013
     

2012
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
May 23, 2012
June 4, 2012
June 7, 2012
June 11, 2012

2011
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
May 25, 2011
June 6, 2011
June 7, 2011
June 9, 2011

2010
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
June 10, 2010
June 7, 2010
June 7, 2010
June 7, 2010

2009
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
June 10, 2009
June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009
June 1, 2009

2008
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
June 19, 2008
June 11, 2008
June 4, 2008
June 2, 2008

2007
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
June 17, 2007
June 16, 2007
June 4, 2007
June 4, 2007

2006
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
WZM Award for Compassion
June 21, 2006
June 12, 2006
June 8, 2006
June 7, 2006

2005
WZM Award for Compassion
     
June 2, 2005
     

Ruth Ratna Handy, LCSW
jizopeacecenter@gmail.com
(661) 242-6956


 

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