View of Jizo Bodhisattva statue from workshop
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A Bodhisattva is one who devotes his or her life to freeing others from suffering.

Bodhisattvas are not worshipped, but are an inspiration to awaken to the qualities of an enlightened being that are inherent in everyone.

Jizo is the bodhisattva who plunges fearlessly into any place or situation to help those in need.

Jizo specializes in helping women, children, and those who travel, on both physical and spiritual paths. Jizo embodies the qualities of benevolence, determination, and unflagging optimism.

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The Zen Community of Oregon handmakes garden and altar size statues of Jizo Bodhisattva. The garden size Jizo is pictured above, with a view from the window of our workshop in the forests of northern Oregon.

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