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A Buddhist Sunday - A bit of Compassion

There are many different Buddha aspects and bodhisattvas, but none so famous as Avalokiteśvara (or Chenrezig སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ in Tibetan).

He (or she – Guānyīn in Chinese Buddhism) embodies enlightened compassion. 79 more words


Happy Continuation of Refuge Day

In the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, we do not wish people “Happy Birthday” because at the ultimate level of insight, there is no birth and no death. 1,191 more words



Angkor Wat (2012)

Some say they resemble the face of their builder, King Jayavarman VII. Others say they have the aspect of the Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. 71 more words



Koga painted this Buddhist-themed work in 1920 and it was first exhibited in early 1921. It is regarded by many critics as his first mastepiece. Koga was for a short period a member of the Buddhist priesthood and he was the son of head priest of Zenpuku Temple in Kurume, so the influence of Buddhism on his work is unsurprising. 27 more words

Love letter to my fear

Hello my fear!
I see you standing there –
come into the light.
Do not be afraid.
I am sorry if I have hurt you… 189 more words

Personal Practice

The Lord Who Looks Down

Kyoto (2015)

Giant statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara at the Ryōzen Kannon war memorial. It is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas (Wikipedia), and who is also bisexual–portrayed as either male or female. 34 more words


Kanheri caves at Borivali National Park, SGNP

Kanheri caves are located deep inside the Borivali National Park, they are approximately 6 km inside from the

main gate. There are private vehicles plying everyday in the form of trax and bus inside the park. 468 more words