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Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice Hardcover – 8 Apr 2002

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1 edition (8 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804831890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804831895
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,179,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9d1c4c60) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9830d950) out of 5 stars Taking the Mountain to the Marketplace 10 April 2002
By Noah Soule - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Jan Chozen Bays Roshi's new book Jizo Bodhisattva, Modern Healing & Traditional Buddhist Practice shows many sides to the complex character of this modern western Zen Teacher. This Book will also aquaint many western readers with Jizo Bohdisattva, the Japanese interpretation of Quan Yin (the chinese goddess of good fortune.) This book contains a wonderful blend of interesting scholarly work, heart opening personal experience and inspiration from some of the grittier aspects of zen practice. Far from being a remote monastic, Chozen Roshi has "taken the mountain to the market place," and as this book clearly demonstrates, all those who have been touched by her practice have benefited. From her compassionate listening to the victims of sexual abuse, to her one on one training interviews with her students, Chozen Roshi's inspiration truly makes her a living bodhisattva.
Cultivating the same qualities that mystics throughout the ages have taught, these stories of Jizo demonstrate the value of selflessness, compassionate action and fearlessness. Jizo Bodhisattva is the showing of the way, the support we need to do it ourselves, the compassionate voice in our heart and in the heart of all things. Truly mystics will recognize the immortal spirit of wisdom incarnate in Jizo Bodhisattva and scholars will welcome Chozen Roshi's addition to the field of Buddhist studies.
Noah Soule
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97b7d558) out of 5 stars A rich story well told. 8 Jan. 2002
By Peter Renner, Ed.D - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
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
HASH(0x97c50f78) out of 5 stars multi purchases of book 3 Mar. 2016
By crow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have purchased this book several times as gifts. if you are interested in Jizo and want to share his vow this is a wonderful text. written in a easy to read and understand way. Jan Chozen Bays really did a wonderful job.
HASH(0x97c4f258) out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 July 2014
By Ms. Bean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As advertised.
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97ccf1a4) out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book for our times 30 Jan. 2002
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I could go on and on about this book, but what I really want to say is that this is a perfect book for our troubled times. I hope many people read it, learn from it, and practice with it.
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