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Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice covers the historical evolution of Jizo Bodhisattva as viewed across Asia and in the United States. Inspired by her own personal experience with Jizo practice, Jan Chozen Bays has written this compelling text to help readers better understand how Jizo can help people confront human suffering. In straightforward text, accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photographs and illustrations, Bays has written the perfect book for those who are grieving, those who have lost loved ones, or anyone with an interest in Buddhism. Jizo Bodhisattva will bring you closer to understanding the rich, diverse ways in which Buddhism is practiced across the globe.
Author Biography: Jan Chozen Bays, a practicing Buddhist for the past 25 years, is the spiritual head of the Larch Mountain Zen Center in Corbett, Oregon. She is in the dharma lineage of Maezumi Roshi, author of Teaching of the Great Mountain (see page 12) and is a member of the White Plum Sangha. Also a practicing pediatrician, Jan Bays specializes in child abuse detection and prevention. This is her first book.
|1||Jizo in America||1|
|2||Jizo in Japan||15|
|3||The Water-Baby Jizo||37|
|4||Jizo Bodhisattva, Protector of Children||59|
|5||The Stone Woman Dances||81|
|6||The Pilgrimage of Jizo Bodhisattva||95|
|7||Jizo Bodhisattva and the Path of Pilgrimage||115|
|8||The Ring Staff||145|
|9||The Cintamani Jewel||157|
|10||The Six Rings and the Six Realms||165|
|11||Earth Store Bodhisattva||191|
|12||Practicing with Jizo Bodhisattva||207|
|13||A Simple Ceremony of Remembrance for Children Who Have Died||233|
|References by Chapter||255|
|About the Author||281|
Posted January 30, 2002
I found myself 'moved' on many levels while reading this book. Chozen's style of writing warms the heart and nourishes one's thirst for clear understanding. A wonderful account of the history and teaching of Jizo Bodhisattva. Enjoy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2002
Historically sound and especially relevant in these uncertain times, Chozen Bays' clear writing creates a wondrous collage of this sweet 'saint' of Buddism. Travellers in transition all, may we benefit from Jizo's healing protection. I highly recommend this book to anyone, Buddhist or not. Peter Renner, Ed.D. Galiano Island, British Columbia, CanadaWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.