Mizuko (水子), which translates into “water child,” is a Japanese term for a dead fetus, baby or infant. A grieving woman wrote to me today asking that a Jizo pendant be sent to her as..
Listed on 2013-03-05 16:31:05
I was fortunate enough to find this picture of Jizo online at one of my favorite Buddhist sites, www.onmarkproductions.com, where much rich information is available. As you already likely know, Jizo h..
Listed on 2013-02-26 01:43:47
We seem to be the nation of the independent personality disorder. We want to do things Our Way. Asking for help is a sign of weakness, rather one of a collaborative spirit. But sometimes a qui..
Listed on 2013-02-26 01:39:34
Inventor Charles F. Kettering once said, “You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting..
Listed on 2013-02-26 01:34:25
Once upon a time, there lived a poor old man with his wife in a distant place in the mountains. They made a living by weaving straw into rice bags and sandals, which the old man brought to the local..
Listed on 2013-02-22 18:10:18
I could never “successfully” meditate until finding my Jizo. Maybe I was too young, maybe my ego could not surrender to the process (likely it really hasn’t even now but ther..
Listed on 2013-02-22 17:28:18
Joseph is an amazing definition of a man. He represents something that's all too often missing in today's society - a good father. He was chosen to be the adoptive father of our Lord and Savior Jesus ..
Listed on 2013-02-20 22:23:14
The scripts of Indian languages, such as Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil and Bengali, could not have been developed without Brahmi - India's Oldest Script, the scri..
Listed on 2013-02-20 21:53:22
I had a remarkable exchange recently with a Canadian woman who bid on one of my Noble Jizo‘s during Shambhala Sun‘s auction, Bidding for Good. It made me wonder what each of us is g..
Listed on 2013-02-15 14:51:53
Teaching children to meditate is easier than teaching adults. Children like consistency. We are the ones who usually introduce inconsistency to them at a very early age. Nobody is ..
Listed on 2013-02-15 02:11:24