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Jizo Therapy & Pain: Listening to the Chibi of the Body

Breathe... Notice any tension you might feel. Don't judge it. Just be aware of tight places. Inhale deeply.  On the exhalation, notice if there is pain anywhere. [...]
By |January 29th, 2012|All, Buddhism, Mindfulness, Therapy|0 Comments

Jizo Throughout Southeast Asia: What’s In a Name?

Jizo Bodhisattva has so many names, often more than one in each country where he is revered. [...]
By |October 23rd, 2011|All, Buddhism|0 Comments

Jizo Haiku

The other day in meditation, I was gazing at a painting I had made of Jizo.  I began lazily to count the brush strokes and realized there were approximately 17 in each painting.  The word "haiku" drifted through my mind.  17 syllables for haiku, 17 brush strokes for Jizo. [...]
By |July 17th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Statues|0 Comments

The Importance of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has now been proven to help in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder. But what, exactly is mindfulness? [...]
By |June 16th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Mindfulness|Comments Off on The Importance of Mindfulness

Meditation Focus with the Jizo Icon

It's easy to get inside your head and stay there. But so much anxiety and depression is governed by our thoughts. This is the paradox of living in a fast-moving world. We need to slow down to break out of the cycle of anxiety and depression. [...]
By |June 9th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Dennis Quaid & Jizo Jewelry

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid beamed with emotion as I told them the story of Jizo & Chibi. [...]
By |June 3rd, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

“Californication’s” Madeline Martin & Jizo

I gave the awesome Madeline Martin a gold Jizo pendant at the DPA Golden Globe Gift Suite at L'Hermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Madeline plays Becca, the teenage daughter of two very lovesick parents on Showtime's "Californication." [...]
By |May 30th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Inner Child|0 Comments

“Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka is Mad for Valerie Johns’ Book for Little Buddhists

Kiernan Shipka, the darling daughter of AMC'S "Mad Men" met Jizo, Chibi and I on a couple of different occasions.  The first time we met, we went though my book, "Why a Fly?" which teaches children about Zen koans, the unanswerable questions that teach us as we sit with their mysteries. [...]
By |May 27th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Gilles Marini & Jizo

When Gilles Marini entered the Emmy gift suite with his wife, Carole, the women on the patio were were blushing and stammering. He has a presence, for sure. [...]
By |May 24th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Lindsay Pulsipher & Jizo at the Golden Globes Gift Suite

Lindsay Pulsipher is a beautiful young woman with a big heart and a old, wise soul.  Upon encountering Jizo & Chibi, she was clearly moved to a deep connection with the talismans. [...]
By |May 17th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Jewelry|0 Comments
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