Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Jizo Therapy: Releasing Tension in Every Cell

We are a tense gang, us Americans.  Most of us are wound incredibly tight and we don’t even know it.  We are driven, programmed from early on, to achieve success, happiness, and more success. When we don’t achieve this Utopia that we have been encouraged to seek, we struggle.  We suffer.  We brace against disappointment.  [...]

By | 2012-10-31T08:00:41+00:00 October 31st, 2012|All, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teaching Children Walking Meditation

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 perfect, right? Rather than sitting and breathing in a circle, start the meditation process with a child by walking back and forth through a hallway or [...]

By | 2012-10-23T08:00:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|All, Meditation|1 Comment

JizoTherapy for children: Overcoming tantrums with awareness

I listen to people.  Often, they tell me they are anxious, afraid of the unknown.  And many don’t even know that they are anxious — just “uncomfortable” and looking for ways to get out of the discomfort. Kids get anxious, too.  And when they do, they usually don’t talk about it.  Instead, they rev up [...]

By | 2012-10-16T08:00:50+00:00 October 16th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Cure for the flu and common cold: mindfulness and rest

I am writing from my bed, coughing, feverish, achey.  Awake.  Feeling every symptom coming and going like little weather patterns across the hot afternoon sky.  Los Angeles has been experiencing 100F+ temperatures and so am I. The flu gives me a window into what I am attached to when it comes to wellness.  There is [...]

By | 2012-10-07T22:07:09+00:00 October 7th, 2012|All, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Jizo’s safekeeping: Starting your day with meditation

Jizo Bodhisattva has many names. The original was Sanskrit:  Ksitigarbha.  It’s translation to English is roughly Earth Womb or Earth Treasury.  As the Bodhisattva who promised Buddha he would remain on the earth until everyone was finished suffering, his role is like that of Mother Earth.  The earth holds each plant, each seedling and each [...]

By | 2012-10-02T09:00:57+00:00 October 2nd, 2012|All, Buddhism, Emotional Self, Meditation|0 Comments