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Jizo Bodhisattva

Jizo Bodhisattva

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Secondary Title: Guardian of Children, Travelers & Other Voyagers

Description: Jizo is an important bodhisattva or "saint" of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Most prominent today in Japanese Zen, Jizo is understood to be the protector of those journeying through the physical and spiritual realms. This bodhisattva is closely associated with children, believed to be their guardian before birth, throughout childhood, and after death.

Here, an American Zen master offers an engaging and informative overview of the history of this important figure and conveys the practices and rituals connected with him, including a simple ceremony for remembering children who have died. Inspired by her own personal experience with Jizo practice, Bays explains how the Buddhist teachings on Jizo can bring peace to those confronted with suffering and loss.

Author: Jan Chozen Bays

Foreword: Reverend Heng Sure

Publisher: Shambhala

Style: Paperback

Edition Print: 2002 (First Shambhala Edition)

ISBN: 9781590300800

Pages: 284

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