JIZO WEB

JIZO CEREMONY – SATURDAY JUNE 27

Jizo Ceremony: Ceremony for children and loved ones who have died.
Saturday June 27, 2 to 5pm
The loss of a loved one, especially a child, whether recent or in the past, always impacts our lives indelibly.  No matter how the child dies, born or unborn, whether through illness, accident, miscarriage, abortion or suicide, our sorrow is deep and often wants to find expression in our lives.  Jizo Bodhisattva is a Buddhist figure known as the guardian of children and travelers, and particularly of children crossing over from this life.  This ceremony allows family and friends to give time and space to open to our grief and acknowledge the children whose passings have touched our lives so deeply.  During this quiet afternoon, as we work alongside one another in silence, making a personal memorial for our loved ones by writing a message or sewing a small garment, we make room for nurturing and tending of both the beings who have died and those who continue to live.

Please bring a small amount of red cloth, other materials will be provided.
By donation (suggested donation $30, no one turned away for lack of funds)
Led by Dojin Sarah Emerson and Hoka Chris Fortin

To register please call or email: stonecreek@sonic.net, 707-829-1129