Water Babies

  • Sky Lake Retreat Center Sky Lake Retreat Center
  • 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472, United States
  • May 11, 2019 (1 day)
  • $25.00 - Program Price $40.00 - Patron Price

About This Event

A Water Baby is a being that died before or not long after birth; a being not quite landed

on the earth who was unable fully to develop in the human realm.

The Ceremony for Water Babies originated in Buddhist Japan after World War II when

numerous pregnancies were terminated by abortion. It is a compassion practice

acknowledging the Water Baby and the Parents. The Ceremony includes meditation,

tonglen, the Heart Sutra, making a jizo out of stones, expressing thoughts, and

experiencing emotions.

Any woman or man who has sustained the loss of a Water Baby through miscarriage,

abortion, stillbirth, or infant death is invited to attend. Suggested donation is between $25-40.

Registration is required. Please register online including an email address so as to

receive simple guidelines in advance.

Cookies and tea will follow the conclusion of the Ceremony.

Questions may be addressed to:

Joanna Rotté

Professor Emeritus, Villanova University

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