Becoming Kuan Yin

The Evolution of Compassion

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 160925919X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine’s first new book in many years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bbodhistitva venerated by East Asian Buddhists for her compassion. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine shares the tale of Miao Shan, born centuries ago to a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. This is the story of how Miao Shan refused to follow the path her father had in mind and, instead, became Kuan Yin, the first acknowledged female Buddha who watches over the dying and those who work with them. Levine weaves together story and practice and helps readers discover their own infinite capacity for mercy and compassion under difficult circumstances. This book will have resonance for Kuan Yin's millions of followers.
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Kuan Yin

Accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine

Author: Daniela Schenker

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591798637

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 2579

When you invoke the name of the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, beloved goddess of compassion, you are calling upon a powerful force to bring you strength, healing, and unconditional love. With Kuan Yin: Accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine, author and devotee Daniela Schenker offers a beautiful and useful resource for connecting to Kuan Yin's energy through art, story, and your own spiritual practice. Ancient scriptures tell the story of how Kuan Yin became a bodhisattva: as she stood at the threshold to Nirvana, she heard the cries of pain and confusion emanating from the world, and she swore to remain in it until all sentient beings had been liberated from suffering. To help you draw inspiration and strength from this deity of loving-kindness, scholar Daniela Schenker has gathered together a treasury of Kuan Yin history, imagery, and spiritual practices that includes: 33 beautiful watercolor images of Kuan Yin's many benevolent manifestations, accompanied by inspirational contemplations, passages from the Lotus Sutra, and tales and legends about Kuan Yin Information about Kuan Yin's evolution, including her origin as the male Avalokiteshvara, her earthly embodiment as the Chinese princess Miao Shan, and her "spiritual sisters" in other traditions Powerful mantras and visualizations to invoke Kuan Yin's guidance and protection Tips to create your own devotional Kuan Yin altar—a sacred place to call upon her blessings Even those who encounter Kuan Yin's image for the very first time can find themselves moved to tears by her boundless grace and compassion. This goddess of mercy and healing has crossed the borders of nations and faiths to touch the hearts of seekers all over the world. Now, let Kuan Yin: Accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine be your companion and guide as you welcome her gifts of liberation, compassion, and healing into your life.
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The Kuan Yin Chronicles

The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion

Author: Martin Palmer,Jay Ramsay,Man-Ho Kwok

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612831192

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

View: 5205

Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of The Kuan Yin Chronicles introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and power of the divine feminine, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions. The book is divided into three sections: The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism. The myths and stories about Kuan Yin. Fresh translations of 100 Kuan Yin poems, which function as both literature and tools for divination and prophecy. The Kuan Yin Chronicles is for any Western reader who wants to connect with the ancient power of the Goddess in their lives.
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Bodhisattva of Compassion

The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin

Author: John Blofeld

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590307359

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Explores the origin of the mystical goddess of compassion, describes meditation and visualization techniques associated with her, and explains the liberating energy of compassion.
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Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion

Author: Sandy Boucher

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807013410

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9650

In this lovely illustrated volume, the author recounts stories of the goddes Kwan Yin, a bodhisattva (one who delays her own full enlightenment to work for the liberation of all beings), and explains Kwan Yin's role in Buddhism. At the same time, Boucher provides meditations, chants, and prayers devised by the Buddhist devotees of Asian and Western heritage so that all readers can participate in and even create their own rituals.
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Kuan Yin Oracle

Blessings, Guidance & Enlightenment from the Divine Feminine

Author: Alana Fairchild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781922161994

Category: Fortune-telling by cards

Page: N.A

View: 558

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From Kuan Yin to Chariman Mao

The Essential Guide to Chinese Deities

Author: Xueting Christine Ni

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633410676

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1455

China is an immense land with a history spanning thousands of years, and its needs and problems are perhaps too many for a single deity to watch over. This book begins to explore the veritable army of gods, immortals, and deities to whom the Chinese have turned for help, support, and intervention—not just in the annals of history but also in the bustling modern world. From Kuan Yin to Chairman Mao offers fascinating insight into the complex interweaving of China’s main religions and folklore and the way the gods themselves have evolved to meet changing challenges, finding their way from scriptures and statues to vouchers and video games. Author Xueting Christine Ni recounts the stories of 60 Chinese gods and goddesses, selected from across the spectrum of China’s mythical beings, deified heroes, gods, goddesses, and immortals. They derive from Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and folklore, as well as revered sages and protective deities from other traditions. Get to know Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy; Zhong Ku, the demon slayer; Tian Hou, the goddess of the sea; the beloved Monkey King, and a host of other Chinese deities, both ancient and modern. In addition to exploring the origins and rituals of this eclectic pantheon, this book also looks at how, in a country that has undergone a myriad of changes and upheavals, its gods and goddesses have never been more than a whisper away.
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Kuan Yin

Guidance and Prayers from the Divine Feminine

Author: Alana Fairchild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781922161314

Category: Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)

Page: 100

View: 6722

Kuan Yin. Radiant with Divine Compassion. Kuan Yin, beloved Goddess of Compassion, is reaching to you now with her blessings. No matter what your religious, cultural or spiritual background, she loves you unconditionally and wishes to assist you to heal difficulties in your life, to open your heart to hope and grace, through which great healing becomes possible. There is no matter too small or too big for her to attend to, if you open to her love and ask for her help. The images and divine messages in this book have been lovingly drawn together to soothe your soul and inspire you to believe again that you are loved, that your life is unfolding according to a higher plan, and there is a loving path through any difficulty, which Kuan Yin, is guiding you to now. May you receive her loving grace, mercy and compassionate protection always.
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The Kuan Yin Oracle

The Voice of the Goddess of Compassion

Author: Stephen Karcher

Publisher: Warner Books

ISBN: 9780751535310

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

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Kuan Yin, the ancient Chinese goddess of Compassion, is the principal goddess in the Eastern firmament. Wherever there are Chinese or Japanese speaking people in the world - in homes, restaurants, workplaces, small urban temples and shrines - Kuan Yin's image can be found. The ritual of consulting her has brought solace, hope and insight to countless people and it continues to be an integral part of the lives of tens of millions of people throughout the East today. Stephen Karcher's interpretation of this ancient text presents 'The 100 Poems of the Goddess', as relevant today as they were 1000 years ago, in an extremely easy to use and amazingly insightful form. Simply ask the oracle a question. By opening your heart to the answer, you allow yourself to be 're-arranged' by the symbol or figure Kuan Yin gives you. Then turn to the relevant page for that symbol in the book, where you will find directions to help you focus your energy and choose the right path to find an answer.
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Kuan-yin

The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara

Author: Chün-fang Yü

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502753

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans continue to this day to view the Dalai Lamas as his incarnations, in China he became a she—Kuan-yin, the "Goddess of Mercy"—and has a very different history. The causes and processes of this metamorphosis have perplexed Buddhist scholars for centuries. In this groundbreaking, comprehensive study, Chün-fang Yü discusses this dramatic transformation of the (male) Indian bodhisattva Avalokitesvara into the (female) Chinese Kuan-yin—from a relatively minor figure in the Buddha's retinue to a universal savior and one of the most popular deities in Chinese religion. Focusing on the various media through which the feminine Kuan-yin became constructed and domesticated in China, Yü thoroughly examines Buddhist scriptures, miracle stories, pilgrimages, popular literature, and monastic and local gazetteers—as well as the changing iconography reflected in Kuan-yin's images and artistic representations—to determine the role this material played in this amazing transformation. The book eloquently depicts the domestication of Kuan-yin as a case study of the indigenization of Buddhism in China and illuminates the ways this beloved deity has affected the lives of all Chinese people down the ages.
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Kuan Yin Box

Divine Giver of Compassion

Author: Manuela Dunn Mascetti

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811841054

Category: Buddhist goddesses

Page: 96

View: 6615

Often appearing in repose and with a gracious air, Kuan Yin is a deeply worshipped female deity in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism. This bodhisattva answers prayers, petitions, and pleas for help far and wide. This box becomes your personal altar, including a figurine of the "Bodhisattva of Compassion" and a beautifully illustrated book revealing her fascinating history, the miracles she has performed, and instructions on how to seek her guidance.
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This Isn't a Picture I'm Holding

Kuan Yin

Author: Kathy J. Phillips

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827571

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 4531

The bodhisattva Kuan Yin remains one of the most popular figures in Buddhism, loved and worshiped throughout Asia for over a millennium. She arrived in Hawaii with the first Chinese plantation workers, each of whom would have kept a rice paper print of her over a small altar in his room. In this delightful book, Kathy Phillips and Joseph Singer celebrate Kuan Yin’s many incarnations in words and images that exhibit humor, poignancy, and the open-endedness of a koan. An introduction examines Kuan Yin and her place in religion, legend, art, changing social prescriptions for gender, and the everyday lives of Hawaii’s people.
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Kuan Yin Opens the Door to the Golden Age

The Path of the Mystics East and West : the World Mother on Love, Karma, Reincarnation, and the Initiation of the Soul

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 9780916766580

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 461

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Kuan Yin

Author: Kath Lock,Frances Kelly

Publisher: Era Publications

ISBN: 9781863742153

Category: Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)

Page: 30

View: 4069

The Chinese Buddhist tradition includes the goddess of compassion, Kuan Yin. In this story she saves a beautiful young woman from becoming the fifth wife of an aging Chinese lord.
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Wild Kuan Yin Oracle

Soul Guidance from the Wild Divine: Pocket Edition

Author: Alana Fairchild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572818736

Category:

Page: N.A

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QUAN YIN SPEAKS

Are you ready?

Author: Shih Yin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149318511X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 182

View: 7178

NEW AGE/SPIRIUTALITY In this book, Quan Yin, through Shih Yin explains in simple understandable terms what this spiritual journey has been all about. It explains how we as spiritual volunteers descended into this three dimensional denseness while forgetting our connection to Divine Spirit. Upon this Earth we experience the effects of Duality, and eventually find our way back to whence we came. The journey has been difficult, but having finally passed the marker we are now in Ascension status and on our way home. The rate at which one ascends depends on one’s free will and intent. Quan Yin Speaks serves as a reference book, describing in simple detail, not only the work required, but the physical, mental and spiritual changes that one can expect to experience in the path of evolution towards Enlightenment. Although one may not consciously choose the Ascension path, all will experience the inevitable changes. This book will assist you to progress at a rate consistent with the amount of work you choose to invest towards your development. —The Hon. D. Kochi
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Becoming Kuan Yin

The Evolution of Compassion

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: Weiser

ISBN: 9781573246293

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 8217

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Journey of the Heart

Meditations with Kuan Yin

Author: Roger Irwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998414416

Category:

Page: 60

View: 932

This book contains instruction in Calm Abiding Meditation, Eco-Buddhist prayers for the environment, seventeen original full-color depictions of The Kuan Yin, a glossary, a bibliography, and a brief commentary by the author. This beautifully illustrated book is hand-constructed in the traditional fukuro toji, or "bound-pocket book" style of the Japanese Edo period. Using guided imagery, Journey of the Heart leads you through a series of four distinct journeys within the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Within each Journey are four guided meditations. If you choose to take a single journey each week, as the author suggests, you will complete the entire series in a lunar month. Within the heart of each meditation, you will encounter a unique manifestation of The Bodhisattva Kuan Yin who issues a simple invitation: "Come listen with me to the heart songs of the Earth." This lovely book is very helpful to anyone who wishes to explore the practice of meditation through the use of fantasy and guided imagery.
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Kuan Yin Oracle Journal

Author: Alana Fairchild,Zeng Hao

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780738757025

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

View: 1920

This deluxe illustrated journal by renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author Alana Fairchild is your key to connecting and working with the energy of Kuan Yin, the beautiful sacred rebel of the East. This oracle-journal is filled with the teachings of Kuan Yin to help you nurture your connection to this extraordinary Buddhist goddess. The 44 exquisite art reproductions of Zeng Hao interspersed throughout offer powerful visual depictions of Kuan Yin to help you tap into her sacred healing energy and explore her teachings through writing. Features premium quality, cream-colored, wood-free paper and a combination of lined and unlined pages. Deluxe paperback journals measure 7 x 91/4 with 220 pages.
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Kuan Yin

Author: Beate Sigriddaughter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557733871

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 6799

Kuan Yin: Flowers For Change is a collection of reflections gathered during one hundred days spent contemplating Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion and mercy.
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