have built this Jizo (Kshtigarbha Bodhisattva) shrine at the
temple, next to the grove of poplar trees.The statue was a gift
to the temple from Ruth Handy for the New Year. The rounded
stones are a traditional offering, representing our human weaknesses;
even though they are stones and therefore not valuable in the
eyes of the world, as offerings to Jizo they become precious
and are returned to us as compassionate wisdom."