Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion
- List Price: $20.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Beacon Press
- Publish date: 12/01/2005
- ISBN: 9780807013403
- ISBN10: 0807013404
Discovering Kwan Yin is a beautiful introduction for Western women to the Bodhlasattva (one who has gone co the brink of Nirvana but turned back to save others before enjoying the bliss of communion). "She who hears the cries of the world" embodies the virtues of mercy. modesty, courage, justice, and wisdom, and offers her devotees strength, clarity, and compassion. Closely associated with the earth, fertility, and birth, Kwan Yin guards the souls of the newborn; from her hands flows the hear. only dew, the beneficent scream of living water.
Boucher cells us about Kwan Yin's role in Buddhism and offers meditations, chants, and prayers devised by devotees around the U.S. These women -- artists, writers. Asian-American and white -- share aspects of their relationship with Kwan Yin. Illustrated with images both contemporary and ancient. Discovering Kwan Yin is sure to become an important spiritual touchstone for all who seek to celebrate the goddess and to give and receive compassion.