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Kuan-Yin | by Peg Syverson
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Kuan-Yin

The Bodhisattva of compassion, Kuan-yin, as she is known in Chinese Buddhist tradition, is known as Kannon or Kanzeon in Japanese Buddhism. Her name means "the one who hears the cries of the world." Kuan-yin, also spelled Guanyin, originated as Avolokiteshvara, the Sanskrit name for this Bodhisattva, originally a male figure. The Heart Sutra originates from Avolokiteshvara as a teaching given to Sariputra. This beautiful new statue, now residing in the practice discussion room, is a gift from Flint Sparks.

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Taken on April 2, 2009