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Discovering Kwan Yin Buddhist Goddess Of Compassion

Author : Sandy Boucher
ISBN : 0807013412
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Kuan Yin

Author : Daniela Schenker
ISBN : 1591798639
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Kuan Yin Chronicles

Author : Martin Palmer
ISBN : 9781612831190
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Bodhisattva Of Compassion

Author : John Blofeld
ISBN : 1590307356
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Turning The Wheel

Author : Sandy Boucher
ISBN : 0807073059
Genre : Philosophy
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Boucher celebrates the many contributions of women to American Buddhism and provides an intimate look at the lives of women who are the teachers, scholars, nuns, and followers of a newly evolving Buddhist practice in this country. "A thought-provoking examination".--Victoria Scott, San Francisco Chronicle. Photos.
Category: Philosophy

Wisdom Of Kuan Yin

Author : Alana Fairchild
ISBN : 0738744972
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the elegant beauty and mystical wisdom of Kuan Yin: Guidance & Prayers from the Divine Feminine. The insightful, courageous, and gorgeous art contained within will help you live a loving and enlightened life that is practical, spiritual, and positive. A perfect gift for anybody whose journey is taking them toward love, trust, and destiny.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Becoming Kuan Yin

Author : Stephen Levine
ISBN : 9781609259198
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Opening The Lotus

Author : Sandy Boucher
ISBN : 0807073091
Genre : Religion
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A Woman's Guide to Buddhism This beautifully written companion and resource for new practitioners features a woman-oriented introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice, several meditations for beginners, and a directory of women teachers in the U.S. and abroad. "An energetic and useful recasting of Buddhism's beliefs for contemporary women." -Publishers Weekly
Category: Religion

Learning True Love

Author : Sister Chan Khong
ISBN : 9781935209379
Genre : Religion
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Learning True Love, the autobiography of Sister Chân Không, stands alongside the great spiritual autobiographies of our century. It tells the story of her spiritual and personal odyssey, both in her homeland and in exile. Its anecdotal style presents an intensely personal portrait of a woman with astonishing courage, offering us a perspective on the suffering of the Vietnamese people. This unique autobiography tells the gripping story of a woman who not only lived but made history, and whose life of single-minded dedication to humanity can serve as an inspiration for us all. Sister Chân Không was born in a village on the Mekong River Delta in 1938. In her teens she devoted her life to the development and practice of nonviolence grounded in the Buddhist precepts of non-killing and compassionate action. Propelled by her passionate dedication to social change, she began working in the slums of Saigon, distributing food, working with the sick, and teaching children. When she was 21 years old she met the man who until to this day remains her teacher and spiritual companion: Thich Nhat Hanh. With him she co-founded the School of Youth for Social Service in 1964, which grew to an organization of over 10,000 young people organizing medical, educational, and agricultural facilities in rural Vietnam, and rebuilding villages destroyed in the fighting. Sister Chân Không became well known in the anti-war and peace community for her work promoting human rights and protesting repression and violence, often at risk of her own life. She continues to do this work today. After the war she became one of the co-founders of Plum Village, the spiritual center, that is home to Thich Nhat Hanh's community in France, where she continues to be deeply involved in the development and vision for this unique community. In January of 2005, after nearly 40 years in exile, Sister Chân Không was able to return on a 3-month visit to Vietnam. In this fully revised edition of Learning True Love she movingly describes the return to her homeland, the reunions with many old friends and fellow activists, and shares her impression of the "new Vietnam," where Buddhists still struggle for religious freedom and the re-establishment of their own organizations. Learning True Love is a moving personal memoir, an introduction to the mindfulness teachings and life of Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in exile, an overview to the development of the European and American peace and human rights movement, and an introduction to the engaged and practical style of Vietnamese Buddhism. It documents the process that brought an end to the US Vietnam war, and gives a lively summary of Vietnamese history from 1945 to the current political, social and spiritual climate in Vietnam. Learning True Love also portraits some of the many remarkable people that shared Sister Chân Không 's path. Foremost however it is the remarkable and impressive story of a very courageous woman, whose journey from an accredited biologist at the University of Paris to a Buddhist nun, gives her unique insight into life's central questions and the ability to address them in an unflinching and straightforward manner. Forewords by Thich Nhat Hanh and Maxine Hong-Kingston
Category: Religion

Standing At The Edge

Author : Joan Halifax
ISBN : 9781250101341
Genre : Religion
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"Joan Halifax is a clearheaded and fearless traveler and in this book...she offers us a map of how to travel courageously and fruitfully, for our own benefit and the benefit of all beings." —From the foreword by Rebecca Solnit Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience. Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom—and how we can transform our experience of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others. Halifax has identified five psychological territories she calls Edge States—altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement—that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in Halifax’s groundbreaking research on compassion, Standing at the Edge is destined to become a contemporary classic. A powerful guide on how to find the freedom we seek for others and ourselves, it is a book that will serve us all.
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