Bodhisattva of Compassion The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin

ISBN-10: 1590307356

ISBN-13: 9781590307359

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Blofeld

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Kuan Yin is revered throughout Asia as the personification of compassion. In China it is said that anyone in distress who calls on her with sincerity will be rescued from suffering and harm. John Blofeld provides a compelling portrait of Kuan Yin through colorful anecdotes, personal experiences, and descriptions of Buddhist rituals and legends. He also offers a learned account of the goddess's history and importance in Chinese thought and religion, along with translations of devotional poems and yogic texts, images from Chinese and Tibetan sacred art, and meditation techniques associated with the bodhisattva of compassion in her many guises.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jonathan Chamberlain was brought up in Ireland and Hong Kong. After graduating in Social Anthropology at Sussex University, he returned to Hong Kong where he lived for many years as a teacher and writer.

Foreword
The Enigma
Some Manifestations
Kuan Yin's Indian and Tibetan Genesis
Miao Shan and Other Legends
Some Buddhist Concepts of Kuan Yin
Sacred Rites
Contemplative Yogic Meditation
Dreams, Reveries and Speculations
Appendix: The Principal Iconographic Forms of the Bodhisattva
Glossary
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