Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way.
-- Jack Kornfield
In summer, these small figures of Jizo bodhisattva live in the garden. In winter, they come in to join the Jizo altar (at left) in the Zen centre's entrance room.
The red aprons and hoods were made at the Jizo ceremony last summer, in remembrance of lost children.