Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice

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Tuttle Pub., 2002 - Religion - 284 pages
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Jizo Bodhisattva is an important saint of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and is most prominent in Japanese Zen Buddhism. This book helps readers understand how this Buddhist saint of travellers, children and the dead can help people confront suffering. Accompanied with beautiful black and white photographs and illustrations, Bays writes for those who are grieving, those who have lost loved ones, or anyone with an interest in Buddhism or Zen.

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Really a very good book - written in accessible language but still remaining serious and scholarly - I have used this as a reference several times on academic bibliographies. Quite unique, and ... Read full review

Jizo Bodhisattva: modern healing & traditional Buddhist practice

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Bodhisattva means "enlightenment being" in Sanskrit i.e., one who is ready to pass over into nirvana and merge into oneness with the universe. The bodhisattva, however, postpones nirvana out of ... Read full review

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Jan Chozen Bays is the abbess of Great Vow Zen Monastery, and the author of Jizo Bodhisattva.

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