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.
Wounded by her work with abused children, pediatrician and Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays found healing in a special ceremony invoking Jizo Bodhisattva.
Three teachers respond to the question: How would you counsel someone who is considering getting an abortion?
Jodo Shinsu minister Jeff Wilson on why teaching children the dharma is genuine bodhisattva work.
An excerpt from Gretel Ehrlich’s book “Islands, The Universe, Home,” in which she travels to Japan, meets with an itako medium, and explores Mt. Osorezan.