Tags » Avalokiteśvara

200 days of practice

Time really flew between the end of my first 100 days of practice and yesterday, which marked my 200th day of practice. Looking back, I see that I had a marked dip in practice during the first month of this year, especially when it came to mantra accumulation. 1,004 more words

Reflections

             In conjunction with the birthday of Guan Shih Yin on the 19th day of the 2nd Lunar Month, I would like to take this opportunity to share a little knowledge of that I know about Guan Shih Yin. 655 more words

Sai Ripple

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

Buddhism

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

Reflections

Devaraja



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

Photography

'Avalokitesvara'

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