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Buddhism 101: The Bodhisattva and Jizo

Bodhisattva. For the non-Buddhist, it is almost certainly a foreign term.  Maybe you recall the name of an old Steely Dan album, at best. Put simply, bodhisattva is “a Sanskrit term for anyone or anything motivated by great compassion.” It is a combination of two separate Sanskrit concepts: Bodhi—meaning awakening or enlightenment Sattva—meaning existence, reality [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Buddhism, Education, Inner Child, Meditation, Mindfulness, News|0 Comments

Jizo, Buddha and The Second Step

The integration of The Twelve Steps with Buddhism has become increasingly popular, as mindfulness continues to cross over from "spiritual philosophy" to practical, every day self-care. This morning, it dawned on me that the words Buddha spoke upon his awakening were very much like those of people in 12 Step programs who have taken the 2nd [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|Buddhism, Education|0 Comments

How to Write a Letter to God

Letting go, detaching, is powerful medicine. Let me start by saying, I did not invent this letter. I have taught it to hundreds of people who have never learned how to structure letting go so that it works for them.   [...]
By |January 25th, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Resist Christmas Cravings? Sit Still!

Suzuki Roshi said there is no better instruction for how to meditate than just "Sit Still." Buddha said there is no greater suffering than craving.  In fact, his definition of Hell was just that:  craving, desiring, hankering, longing.  [...]
By |November 30th, 2012|All|0 Comments

Jizo and November’s Birthstone

Happy Birthday to those who love the November born.  Their birthday is the topaz, considered the stone of the seeker.  Give the gift of a birthstone Jizo to your beloved November-baby.  Topaz is also considered the stone of Sagittarius, all the way into December!  Find him at www.jizoandchibi.com.  What could be better than a gift [...]

By |November 11th, 2012|All, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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