A Ceremony for Children Who Have Died, GGF
With Chris Fortin, Sarah Emerson, and Jennifer Block
In the Yurt
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, young or old, our grief is deep and complex 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 if you would like, other materials will be provided.
Suggested donation: $20 per person, $40 per family (donations will be divided between a donation to the temple and to the teachers). A sliding scale is available upon request to teachers, no one turned away.
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