Who is Jizo?
Jizo is revered in Buddhism as the protector of all those who suffer. When we wear a Jizo pendant, we may feel more grounded, whatever the day brings, as we awaken our Jizo-nature.
Who is Chibi?
Chibi is Japanese for “little one” and represents the child in all of us. Chibi reminds us to care for our inner child by placing it in Jizo’s care.
Who is Valerie?
Valerie Johns is a mindful psychotherapist, writer, and artist. She created this site introduce you to Jizo, to share her Blog for Inner Peace and encourage you to cultivate that peace by wearing her Jizo and Chibi jewelry.
From the Blog
Wrestling Mara, Dancing with Mara
As the Buddha was about to become enlightened, his enemy Mara – and Mara’s forces – arrived and shot 40,000Read more.
Let Cravings Be Enlightenment
I have been plagued by food cravings since I was eight years old. You might say my drug of choiceRead more.
Reframing Yoga as Deep Hugging
Throughout my years of yoga practice I have heard instructors say, “Suck in your stomach” to students. It resonates backRead more.
Jizo, My Valentine
Valentine’s Day is the designated push for sweethearts. It’s a day for heart-shaped boxes, long-stemmed roses, and cute cards. EveryRead more.
When a Hug Can Happen
In yoga and meditation this morning, as I wrapped my arm around my waist from behind, I hugged myself. YogaRead more.
Yoga is a Hug
This morning in meditation, I was doing deep restorative yoga. I breathed in compassion to myself. Kindness toward the light,Read more.