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Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist goddess of compassion

Author: Sandy Boucher
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999.
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The most celebrated goddess in all of Asia, Kwan Yin has crossed the ocean to enter the lives of American women. She is a bodhisattva (one who delays her own full enlightenment to work for the liberation of all beings), compassionately engaged in the world. In this illustrated volume Sandy Boucher offers an invitation to women to share in Kwan Yin's illuminating light. With meditations, chants, and prayers created  Read more...
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Boucher, Sandy.
Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist goddess of compassion.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)988749149
Named Person: Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity); Guanyin.; Avalokiteśvara, (Buddhist deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Boucher
ISBN: 0807013404 9780807013403 9780807013410 0807013412
OCLC Number: 39763910
Description: 132 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Invitation --
2. A Thousand Hands. Kwan Yin in Men's Clothes: The Trial and Transformation of Thi Kinh. "Leaving Home": Princess Miao Shan. Where She Lives: Kwan Yin and the Peacock. Familiar Energy. A Problematical Relationship. Kwan Yin in Burma. Oh Goddess, Give Us Strength to Cut Through --
3. She Carries Me. A Catholic Opens Her Heart. Rite of Passage. The Essence of Kwan Yin. Kwan Yin as Comforter and Healer. The Kwan Yin Revolutionary Army: Give Me a Hand, Kwan Yin. Battling the Dogs of Hell. The Mount Shasta Communications. Kwan Yin/The Prostitute: The Woman of Yen-chou. A Kwan Yin Pagan Goddess Mass --
4. Meditations, Songs, and Practices. Making a Kwan Yin Altar. Begin the Day with Kwan Yin. Traditional Chant. A Divination Tool. Praise to Kwan Yin (Song). Bowing to Kwan Yin. Willow Willow (Song). Guided Meditation on Kwan Yin. The Mount Shasta Communications: Texts to Meditate Upon. "Give Me a Hand, Kuan Yin" (Song). "She Carries Me" (Song). A Flower for the Goddess.
Responsibility: Sandy Boucher.
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The most celebrated goddess in all of Asia, Kwan Yin has crossed the ocean to enter the lives of American women. She is a bodhisattva (one who delays her own full enlightenment to work for the liberation of all beings), compassionately engaged in the world. In this illustrated volume Sandy Boucher offers an invitation to women to share in Kwan Yin's illuminating light. With meditations, chants, and prayers created by Buddhist devotees of Asian and Western heritage. Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion is sure to become an important spiritual touchstone for all those who seek to celebrate the goddess in their lives, to give and receive the loving power of her presence.

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