The Little Spirits Garden in British Columbia gives parents “spirit houses” to memorialize children lost in miscarriage and stillbirth.
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.
“People find out who they are by writing,” says Maryland poet laureate Grace Cavalieri. At 86, Cavalieri tells Haleigh Atwood, she’s still writing.
Grief, fear and despair are part of the human condition. Each of these emotions is useful, says Miriam Greenspan, if we know how to listen to them.
For composer Kenny Werner, music’s ability to lift people out of even the most crushing of circumstances is not at all an abstract concept.
Before he encountered the dharma, explains Ajahn Amaro, his mother was his main example of great kindness and generosity.
Mariana Caplan’s moving memoir of her mother’s death, a rare account of death looked straight in the face and a powerful lesson in the pain of holding on.