The Little Spirits Garden in British Columbia gives parents “spirit houses” to memorialize children lost in miscarriage and stillbirth.
Whether meditating or doing headstands, Susan Moon’s small self continues to reach for something beyond.
In Japan, Jizo Bodhisattva is the “guardian of children who have died.” Zen priest and grief counselor Dojin Sarah Emerson recalls how the Jizo Ceremony helped after the death of her daughter.
We review “Where’s Buddha?” by Marisa Aragón Ware.
In this week’s Weekend Reader newsletter, LionsRoar.com’s Lilly Greenblatt draws inspiration from the wonderful minds of children.
Wounded by her work with abused children, pediatrician and Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays found healing in a special ceremony invoking Jizo Bodhisattva.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar magazine’s Andrea Miller appreciates the beginner’s mind of a child.
For years, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis felt she was too busy being a mother to practice Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition of “Engaged Buddhism” properly. Eventually, she discovered that parenting itself is a form of Engaged Buddhism.
Sumi Loundon Kim offers five doable mindfulness tips for busy parents.
The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is key.