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Month of Written Devotion 4: Beginning

This is Kuan Yin’s origin story: Miao Shan was one of three daughters of an emperor. After her sisters were married, the emperor tried to marry Miao Shan off. She refused to marry, saying she’d prefer to follow a life of religion. She entered a monastery. Her father was furious and tried to make her…

Month of Written Devotion 2: How?

I think I was introduced to Kuan Yin at the Tree of Life Tai Chi studio Massachusetts around 2000. I would be practicing Qi Gong and have visions of her while we were meditating. Then after 9/11/2001 I began ‘hearing’ people crying. I believe they were the families of the people who died in the Twin…

Month of Written Devotion 1: Who?

Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Guan Yin, Kannon, The Bodhisattva of Compassion. The Goddess of Mercy. She who hears the cries of the world. He started out as Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit and then by the time he got translated into Chinese, became a female deity. She is pictured many ways – standing on a lotus, a…