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.
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.
What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? Ira Sukrungruang on the costumes we wear.
Lauren Casalino on how to get over the effects of insecure attachment.
John Becvar uses the Zen precepts as a guide for peaceful parenting that gives our childen love, trust, and self-confidence.
Breeze Harper on the precarious balance of work and motherhood.
Even in the daily insanity of parenthood, your Buddhist practice can thrive. As Sumi Loundon Kim explains, it’s all about how you see it.