The Kuan Yin Chronicles

Author: Martin Palmer
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1612831192
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Becoming Kuan Yin

Author: Stephen Levine
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 160925919X
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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.

Kuan Yin

Author: Daniela Schenker
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781591798637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Bodhisattva of Compassion

Author: John Blofeld
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590307359
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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.

Kuan yin

Author: Chün-fang Yü
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502753
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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.

QUAN YIN SPEAKS

Author: Shih Yin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149318511X
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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

Searching for Guan Yin

Author: Sarah E. Truman
Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)
ISBN: 9781935210283
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On a journey through China filled with unexpected encounters Sarah Truman searches for the goddess Guan Yin.

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines 2 volumes

Author: Patricia Monaghan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313349908
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This two-volume set provides a comprehensive guide to the vast array of feminine divine figures found throughout the world. • Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers • Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions • Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures • Extensive bibliographies on each of the 30 cultures represented draw from the fields of classics, anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology