We host events like house concerts at the farm

Heart math

Nature is music.

Caught the sun just right, eh?

"There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God's eyes." ~ Thomas Merton

Kuyo rituals are an ancient format of Japanese Buddhist practice. Kuyo for mizuko is for a departed child spirit.

The idea that life is suffering is one of the essential truths of Buddhism. And seeing that laid out so plainly — especially for losses that are usually so private — can actually bring people some peace. The American mizuko kuyo, at its heart, isn't about Jizo statues or chants. It's about compassion — for the losses we suffer, for everyone around us and for the lives all of us are living.

You have to be able, when you're holding the ceremony, to hold the grief of an entire group. You have to have equanimity yourself with the fact of death. We're not working with an individual on their individual grief. The ceremony does that work by itself.