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“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 | 2019-01-23T15:33:48-07:30 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 | 2019-01-23T15:33:49-07:30 May 27th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Contemplation: Attachment …and Then Detaching

This Sunday, we celebrated our first attachment figure:  Mom.  Like it or not, we internalized her since we were conceived.  I remember a New Yorker cartoon depicting a new mother holding her baby while talking with a friend.  The caption read, “I know the voice she hears in her head at my age will be [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:33:53-07:30 May 8th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Inner Child, Therapy|1 Comment

Circum-Respiration Meditation: Breathing in a Circle

In this meditation, you will learn to practice circum-respiration, breathing in a circle. While this may be just a breathing practice, it is enhanced immeasurably if you focus your heart on Jizo Bodhisattva, the Buddhist protector, holding a safe place within you for Chibi, the little one; your inner child. […]

By | 2019-01-23T15:33:54-07:30 April 9th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness|2 Comments

Marisol Nichols & Jizo at the Emmys Gift Suite

Last summer, I gave Marisol Nichols a large gold Jizo with a precious stone to light her way. It is always an honor to give one of my Jizos, designed to help one practice meditation, to someone who I know will cherish it.  […]

By | 2019-01-23T15:33:55-07:30 April 7th, 2011|All, Buddhism, Fans, Shopping|1 Comment