The Merit Badge

This is just awesome…

Inspired by a Twitter conversation between the authors of Sweep the Dust, Push the Dirt and DigitalZendo, these two kind souls have been instrumental in one of the best months in BuddhaBadges history. We honor their belief and support with “The Merit Badge”. If you get it, give it as a reward for a good deed. Don’t keep it.

Thanks Buddha Badges!  So buy the merit badge and pass it on to someone that deserves it.  You can’t purchase merit but you can always reward good folks. 

Remember that ninety percent of the proceeds from Buddha Badges go to different monthly charities.  I am not sure where July donations are going but you can check the list of agencies here.  The month of June is being donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966 by Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen on the poor east coast of Taiwan. For over 43 years, the foundation has been contributing to better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism in Taiwan and around the world. From the first 30 members, housewives who saved two cents from their grocery money each day to help the poor, the foundation has volunteers in 47 countries , with 345 offices worldwide.”

Great job, Buddha Badges…But when do I become a badge?

Credit for this image goes to @iDharma on twitter.

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4 thoughts on “The Merit Badge

  1. By the way, the Boy Scouts of America actually does have merit badges tailored for Buddhists. I know because the temple I go to has a large children’s program, including local Cub Scout group, sangha awards, metta awards and so on. 🙂

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