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A Monk’s Verses

Here’s a little poem I wrote some years ago about Kuan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. It’s from a monk’s point of view, perhaps a T’ien-t’ai monk sitting in the meditation hall at Hsiu Ch’an monastery on Celestial Terrace Mountain, perhaps performing the ch’ing Kuan Yin Repentance, a structured practice developed by master Chih-i. [...]
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The Heart Sutra and Kuan Yin

Religion / Buddhism : The Endless Further (3 years ago)

As I mentioned the other day, compassion is just as important theme in the Heart Sutra as emptiness (sunyata), the focus of most of the attention. This might be difficult to see because there is no specific reference to compassion. ... Read Post

Ilana Donna Arazie: Modern Day Meditation

Lifestyle : Huffington Post: Living Blog (5 years ago)

Andy Puddicombe, is a former monk who studied in monasteries all over India, Thailand, Nepal, Australia, and Russia. I spoke with Andy to talk more about his modern day meditation project. Read Post

A Kuan Yin New Year

Religion / Buddhism : The Endless Further (4 years ago)

Kuan Yin is a celestial Bodhisattva (Pu-sa), the female emanation of Avalokitesvara, regarded by many in Asia as the “goddess of compassion”. While some may see her as a cosmic being who exists above our everyday reality, Kuan Yin a... Read Post

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